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Councilmember Dan Vander Beek, Ward 1
Councilmember Vander BeekBiography
Councilmember Vander Beek is currently serving in his third term on the Pella City Council. He first began representing Ward 1 in 2006. Councilmember Vander Beek holds a bachelor's degree from Drake University in journalism and mass communication. He is also trained as an emergency medical technician through Mercy College of Health Sciences. Councilmember Vander Beek is self-employed as a commercial photographer and owns Vander Beek Photography. He currently serves as a volunteer staff EMT with Pella Community Ambulance.

Councilmember Vander Beek is married to his wife Heather, and together they have two children, Grace and Luke. In his spare time, Councilmember Vander Beek enjoys bike riding, spending time with his family, and buying and selling stuff on Ebay.

Dan's current term expires January 1, 2018.

Councilmember Vander Beek’s goals for Pella include: 
  • Finishing the airport project 
  • Finishing electrical underground conversions throughout the city 
  • Multi-use trail extensions 
  • Pursuing consumer / small business fiber optic internet service 
  • Street upgrades and overhauls
Contact Information
Councilmember Vander Beek may be contacted by calling 641.628.8660 or by email.