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Mayor: Hans K. Trousil

E-mail: trousilh@westburlington.org


Mayor Trousil was elected in 1985 to serve on the West Burlington City Council through 1989. In 1992 he again was elected to serve as a Council Member until his election as Mayor in 1994.mayor3 He has served as Mayor since 1994.

 

The Mayor is the City of West Burlington's representative to Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission as a member of the Executive Board. He also serves as the representative on the Solid Waste Commission, Des Moines County Assessors Board, Des Moines County Emergency Management Commission and Grade A Plus Board.

 

Mayor Trousil was born in a small community just north of Frankfurt in what was known as West Germany in 1953. He along with his parents and sister emigrated to the U.S in 1964. He became a naturalized citizen in 1972.

 

Mayor Trousil served as member of the West Burlington Fire Department from 1976 until 1994. He is a supporter of the Music, Fine Arts and Athletic Boosters of West Burlington High School.

 

Mayor Trousil and his wife Deb have three grown children and two grandchildren. They have also hosted five foreign exchange students. Mayor Trousil retired from CASE Corp. after 30 years of service in 2003. The Mayors time is spend between City Hall and participating in his grandchildren's activities.

 

 

City Council

Rod Crowner Council 2000  - 2015 crownerr@westburlington.org

Kara Steward Council 2010  - 2017 stewardk@westburlington.org

Therese Lees Council 1992  - 2015 leest@westburlington.org

Doug Ervine Council 2014  - 2017 ervined@westburlington.org

Rick Raleigh Council 2004  - 2015 raleighr@westburlington.org

 

Past Mayors and Council Members

 

Marc Pilger

Tom Law

John Johnson

Dan Hockett

Dan West

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Nov 1995  - 2009

Nov 2006  - 2009

May 1996  - 2005

July 1992  - 1993

Nov 2010 - 2014


Council and Mayors 1884 - 1999

 

John Riessen Council 1996 - 1999  
Barb Hoelscher Council Feb 1994 - 1995  
Brent Renteria Council 1994 - Feb 1996  
Tom Anderson Council 1994 ? Sept 1995  
Doug Coyle Council 1992 ? 1995  
Richard Logan Mayor 1990 ? 1993  
Marvin Wagler Council Aug 1990 ? June 1992  
Steve Nelson Council October 1988 ? 1991  
Marcia Benge Martin Council 1990 - 1993  
Steve Hagerla Council 1988 ? 1991  
Barb Benge Council Dec 1986 ? 1988  
Bob Leasch Council 1986 ? Sept 1986  
Gary Scott Council Nov 1983 ? 1991  
Richard Huston Council 1984 ? July 1990  
Kenneth Hoenig Council June 1983 ? 1985  
Steve Arnold Council 1984 ? 1988  
Robert Summers Council 1982 ? 1985 Mayor 1986 ? 1989
Dana Shepherd Council 1982 ? April 1983  
Alan Kuntz Council 1978 ? 1981  
Bud Wollam Council 1978 ? 1981  
James Gahn Mayor 1978 ? 1981  
John Wasson Council 1976 ? 1983  
Pete Hamilton Council Nov 1975 ? 1983  
Rod Rawlings Council 1974 ? Nov 1975  
Bill Bloomberg Council 1974 ? 1977  
Carl Jackson Mayor 1974 ? 1977  
Lee Haring Council 1972 ? 1977 Mayor 1982 ? 1985
Hoyt Irwin Council 1972 ? 1973  
Luke Hingst Council Aug 1971 ? 1975  
LaVerne Sandberg Council 1968 ? 1983  
Wheeler Council 1968 ? 1971  
Kleinkopf Council 1968 ? Aug 1971  
Larry Reardon Council Apr 1966 ? 1967  
Merlin Roasa Council 1966 ? Nov 1968  
Richard Brown Council 1966 ? 1969  
Clyde Marrs Council 1966 ? Apr 1966  
Kenneth Beenblossom Council 1966 ? 1967  
Warren Kester Council 1966 ? 1973  
Chester Mason Mayor 1966 ? 1973  
Robert Carter Council 1964 ? 1965  
George A. Schuff Council 1964 ? 1965  
J.L. Erhardt Council 1964 ? 1965  
John Armold Council 1962 ? 1963 Council 1970 ? 1971  
John Buckley Council 1960 ? 1963  
Henry Wiele Council 1960 ? 1961  
Ray Cherry Council 1958 ? 1960  
Humus Moore Council 1958 ? 1959  
Art Engle Council Apr 1957 ? 1957  
Roger Croll Council Apr 1957 ? 1963  
C. Edwin Johnson Council 1956 ? 1959  
Jack Waite Council 1956 ? 1957 Mayor 1958 ? 1960
John Speck Council 1956 ? Apr 1957  
Floyd Bumgartner Council 1956 Council 1958 ? 1965  
Fred Drebenstedt Council 1954 ? 1955  
Virgil Young Council 1954 ? 1955 Council 1960 ? 1965 Mayor Mar 1957 ? 1957
Charles Crowner Council 1952 ? 1955  
Floyd Kerr Council 1952 ? 1953  
Robert Lawson Council 1952 ? 1955  
Herman Swan Council 1950 ? 1951  
Art Swander Council 1950 ? 1953  
Edwin W. Johnson Council 1950 ? 1955  
K.W. Anderson Council 1950 ? 1951  
Glen H. Thompson Mayor 1950 ? 1951  
Orr Council 1944 ? 1949  
L.E. McKeown Council Nov 1947 ? 1949  
John Pierson Council 1932 ? 1939 Council 1944 ? 1949  
Algot Bjork Council 1932 ? 1939  
C.C. Bjork Council 1932 ? 1939 Council 1944 ? Nov 1946 Council 1950 ? 1951 Mayor May 1961 ? 1965
H.H. Sander Mayor 1932 ? 1939 Mayor 1944 ? 1949  
R.B. Lane Council 1930 ? 1931 Council 1944 ? 1949  
Joe Thomas Council 1930 ? 1939 Council 1944 ? 1949 Mayor 1952 ? Mar 1957
H.W. McMillan Council 1928 ? 1929  
Louis Lindgren Council 1926 ? Apr 1926  
George Tillman Council 1926 ? 1931  
P.S. Sander Council 1926 ? died Dec 1929  
C.F. Schwartz Mayor 1926 ? 1931  
F.M. Carpenter Council 1924 ? 1925  
J.G. Williams Council 1924 ? 1939  
E.V. Johnson Council 1924 ? 1925 Council 12 ? 1929  
F.A. Ertsinger Mayor 1924 ? 1925  
P.B. Schroeder Council June 1923 ? 1923  
Pierson Council Feb 1923 ? 1923  
Tom McCaw Mayor 1922 ? 1923  
F.E. Hogberg Council 1922 ? 1923  
Gus Lofgren Council 1922 ? 1923  
A.J. Fisher Council 1922 ? 1923  
H. Sander Council 1920 ? 1921 Council 1924 ? 1931 Mayor 1932 ? 1939 Mayor 1944 ? 1949
P. Benson Trustee 1920 ? 1921  
W. Bloom Trustee 1920 ? 1923  
O. Koenig Trustee 1920 ? 1921  
M. Roth Trustee 1920 ? 1921  
W.J. Gieselman Mayor 1920 - 1921  
A.F. Gustafson Trustee 1916 - 1919  
C.J. Enwall Trustee 1914 ? 1916 Trustee 1920 ? 1923 Mayor 1917 ? 1919
O.T. Giese Trustee 1914 ? 1919  
F.P. Bloomberg Trustee 1914 ? 1919  
George C. Scholes Mayor 1914 ? 1916  
P.J. Allwein Trustee 1912 ? 1913  
A.H. Whitaker Trustee 1912 ? 1913  
Fred Peterson Trustee 1912 ? 1913  
C. J. Kienlen Trustee 1912 ? 1913  
J. R. Peoples Trustee 1910 ? 1911  
P.R. Ramp Trustee 1907 ? 1909  
Ed Rheinschmidt Trustee 1906 ? 1911 Trustee 1914 ? 1915 Trustee 1924 ? 1927  
Emil Pierson Trustee 1906 ? 1912 Trustee 1914 ? 1919  
Chas M. Marshall Trustee 1905 ? 1907 Trustee 1918  
John H. Keil Trustee 1905 ? 1907 Trustee 1910 ? 1911  
C. F. Enwall Trustee 1904 ? 1909  
John Swan Trustee 1904 ? 1906  
E.T. Saunders Mayor 1904 ? 1905  
Wm. Ellerhoff Trustee 1902 ? 1905  
F.C. Kienlen Trustee 1902  
John H. Hanrahan Trustee 1902 ?1904 Mayor 1906 ? 1909
J. Kaiser Trustee 1900 ? 1901  
E. Pierce Trustee 1900 ? 1902  
A.U. Winkler Trustee 1900 ? 1901  
V.A. Johnson Mayor 1900 ? 1903  
John Pearson Trustee 1899 ? 1901  
Chas. Fisher Trustee 1898 ? 1900  
John Hill Trustee 1898 ? 1903 Trustee 1908 ? 1909  
Geo. Stadtlander Trustee 1896 ? 1898  
J. Emil Johnson Trustee 1896 ? 1898  
Wm. Homer Trustee 1895 ? 1897  
E.C. Knight Trustee 1894 ? 1896  
John Enburg Trustee 1894 ? 1896  
H.E. Slipper Trustee 1893 ? 1895 Trustee 1908 ? 1911 Mayor 1898 ? 1899
John Heaton Trustee 1893 ? 1894  
H. Stockmann Trustee 1892 ? 1894  
H.J. Povler Trustee 1892 ? 1894  
Charles H. Walker Mayor 1892  
Elias Schwartz Trustee May 1891 Trustee 1897 ? 1899 Trustee 1901 & 1903 Mayor 1910 ? 1912
R. J. McFarland Trustee May 1891 ? 1893  
J. Emerick Johnson Trustee 1890 ? 1892 Trustee 1898 ? 1899 Trustee 1903 ? 1905 Mayor 1894 ? 1895 Mayor 1897
George W. Scholes Mayor 1890 ? 1891  
Fred Kaiser Trustee 1889 & 1899  
Gus Palmgren Trustee 1889 ? 1891  
Jacob Kastlin Trustee 1889 ? 1891 Mayor 1893
Joseph Blessing Trustee 1888 ? 1893 Mayor 1896 ? 1897
Chas. Walker Trustee 1888 ? 1890 Mayor 1892
Fred Johnson Mayor 1888 Trustee 1890  
J.B. Keil Trustee 1887 ? 1888 Trustee 1895 ? 1897  
Hugh Woods Trustee 1887 ? 1889  
F.J. Muzzy Trustee 1886  
J. Larson Trustee 1886 ? 1888 Trustee 1891 ? 1892  
Chas. F. Scholes Trustee 1885  
John H. Boger Trustee 1885  
Chas E. Hambsch Trustee 1885 ? 1886  
R.A. Peoples Trustee 1885 ? June 1885  
Edward Schwebel Trustee 1885 ? 1887  
N. S. Augsburger Trustee 1885 ? 1887  
E.C. Chapman Mayor 1885  
William Peoples Trustee 1884  
George Frame Trustee 1884  
George Benham Trustee 1884  
J. Edward Criner Trustee 1884  
B.C. Pennington Trustee 1884 Trustee 1886 - 1888 Mayor 1889
Thomas C. Scholes Mayor 1884 & 1886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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