Cory McAnelly is an Iowa native who spent much of his early years moving around the country with his parents during their military service. Eventually, his family returned to the Midwest and he attended Pleasant Valley High School in the Quad Cities, went to the University of Iowa where he was the first in his family to graduate from college, and attended Drake University for Law School. Cory clerked for a Federal Judge in Iowa and worked for large and small private firms in Des Moines, Iowa and Dallas, Texas before taking on his current role as Intellectual Property Counsel for Principal Financial Group. He currently lives in the Drake …
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THE VISION FOR DES MOINES
People and Housing
Find innovative ways to address critical insecurities and gaps in access, particularly in the areas of housing, food, and technology.
Safety and Security
Embrace, foster, and strengthen our diverse community to ensure all members feel safe, respected, and heard.
Partner with businesses to invest in our community, attract diverse talent, and provide resources to continue to grow.
Provide flexible and innovative solutions to ensure our community has access to a wide range of education and support services.
Focus on local solutions to the issues of sustainability to secure a sustainable future for all of Des Moines.
Lead as your neighbor and your fellow community member – working together to build a bright future for Des Moines.