Mayor Don DeWaard is currently serving his first term on the City Council.
Don took office as Mayor in January 2020. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Central College and also earned his CPA certificate in 1984. He spent 13 years in partnership with Jeff Van Maanen in public accounting. In addition, Mayor DeWaard has nine years of experience in the tire business and 15 years of experience in real estate development. Mayor DeWaard also served as an assistant football coach at Central College for a total of 35 years.
Don's current term expires December 31, 2023.
Mayor DeWaard and his wife, Jean, have four children: Shawn, Sherri, Amy, and Angie.
His hobbies include spending time with his six grandchildren, watching sporting events, and golfing.
Mayor DeWaard's goals for Pella include leading the City in addressing the following challenges: