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Mayor's Office
Mission Statement:
To continuously improve the quality of life and attractiveness of the City of Council Bluffs.

Meet the Mayor:
For more than two decades, Mayor Matt Walsh has devoted his life to serving the community of Council Bluffs.  As a fourth-generation and lifelong resident of Council Bluffs, Mayor Walsh has been a very active member of the community his entire life.  Voters first elected him to the Council Bluffs City Council in 1995. He served on Council for 18 years until he became Mayor in January 2014. His current term expires January 2017.

Mayor Walsh is committed to ensuring the successful growth of Council Bluffs for the future. He has been on the forefront of working with business developers to turn Council Bluffs into a destination for new companies, new residents and visitors. As a Councilman, he helped guide the beginning of Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park and the following developments now in progress. When it’s finished, there will be office buildings, condos, restaurants, shops, community center and more.

The Mayor has been involved with a variety of organizations in leadership roles:

  • 2016 President of Iowa League of Cities
  • Leadership Council Bluffs
  • Leadership Iowa
  • Past Chair of the IWCC Black Tie
  • Omaha Community Foundation Board Leadership Capacity Building Team


  • Crime Stoppers
  • Community Education Foundation
  • Family Inc.
  • Iowa League of Cities
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful
  • Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless
  • Special Olympics
  • Neighborhood Center
  • Council Bluffs Noon Rotary Club
  • Pottawattamie County Growth Alliance


  • Human Service Advisory Council Volunteer of the Year
  • Renaissance King

Mayor Walsh received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Creighton University. He has worked in the banking industry for more than 20 years. The Mayor and his wife, Barb have two children, Erin and Jake and one granddaughter, Kaia. They also have two dogs, Zasu and Mr. Ranger.

Contact Us

Mayor Matt Walsh
Matt Walsh



209 Pearl St.
Suite 104
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Ph: (712) 328-4601