Len Murray

City Council
Title: Council Member
Phone: 515-265-3110

Term Expiration: 2023
Current Committees / Commissions / Boards:

  • Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce Board Liaison
  • Library Board of Trustees Liaison
  • Polk County Emergency Management Commission
  • Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART) representative (alternate)
  • MPO Management Committee and Technical Committee


  • US Army Signal School: Avionics, Airborne Communications & Navigation Repair, Fort Gordon, GA
  • DMACC: Liberal Arts & Criminal Justice, Ankeny Campus
  • University of Upper Iowa: Studied Computer Technology, Des Moines Campus
  • FBI Hazardous Device Technician School, Redstone Arsenal, AL
  • Senior Management Institute For Police, Boston University 

Employment History

  • 10 Years Iowa Army National Guard: Sergeant, Avionics, Helicopter Repairman & Crew Chief
  • 33 Years City of Des Moines Police Department, Retired as Police Major
  • 10 Years City Of Pleasant Hill Fire Department, Firefighter, EMT & Fire Chief

Family Information

Married to Theresa (Teri), two adult children Stephanie & Benjamen, and five grandchildren

Volunteer Programs and Involvement

  • 20 Year Volunteer Central Iowa Red Cross, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team, providing support and services for first responders following exposures to traumatic events
  • Instruct Stress Management for the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
  • Provide Critical Incident Stress Management education for the Iowa Peer Support Foundation
  • Coordinator for Iowa’s Regional Critical Incident Stress Management Network


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