Representative Amy Nielsen

House District 77

North Liberty

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Biography

Amy Nielsen is the former mayor of North Libery and is now serving as State Representative in House District 77, which encompasses western and southern Johnson County, including the cities of North Liberty, Tiffin, Oxford, Swisher, Shueyville, and Lone Tree.

Amy is a ranking member of the Local Government committee and serves on the Commerce, and Ways and Means Committees, the Administration and Regulation Appropriations subcommittee and is a member of the Administrative Rules Review Committee. She is Iowa’s State Director for the National Foundation of Women Legislators, a non-partisan organization that encourages and supports women in elected office from the local to state level, and was honored to receive the Woman of Excellence award in 2020.

First elected Mayor of North Liberty in 2014, Amy has worked to expand public services and build infrastructure — including public transit – to the city’s growth areas. As mayor, she brought increased attention to the diverse population of the community and pushed for additional programming for seniors and translation services for non-English speakers.  She earned the distinction of Certified Elected Municipal Official from the Iowa League of Cities after completing their extensive program of training and seminars. 

Amy has been involved in numerous community activities, including serving on the Board of Directors for the North Liberty Community Food Pantry and heading up the Garner Elementary Walking School Bus program. She is also in the Iowa City Blue Zones Project and serves on the Iowa City Community School District’s Equity Advisory Committee, as well as the Community Education Districtwide Advisory Council.

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