Mitch Gross

Mayor & City Council
Title: City Council Member / Mayor Pro Tem
Phone: 319.354.3179
City Council webpage

Terms in Office

City Council:
January 2020 – December 2023
January 2016 – December 2019
January 2012 – December 2015
January 2008 – December 2011


Mitch has a BA in Political Science and Economics from Ripon College and certification in Secondary Education from the University of Iowa. He is the principal and a former state championship-winning coach at West High School. His family includes his wife, Melanie Cloud Gross, and three daughters, Zola, Mary Danielle, and Elsie. His hobbies include traveling, gardening, and hiking.

Other government services include:

  • Former intern, United States Senate
  • Former political aid and strategist
  • Worked in executive branch of state government
  • Council representative on Parks and Recreation Commission and Johnson County SEATS
  • Member of Town Center Design Review Committee
  • Member of the Region 10 Workforce Investment Act Chief Elected Officals Board

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