Cedar Rapids, IA
Stacey Walker was elected to the Linn County Board of Supervisors as the first African American to ever hold the position in 2018. Prior to his election, Stacey served as the Chief of Staff for Patel Endeavors and Hawkeye Hotels and also helped launch the LBA Foundation, a Cedar Rapids non-profit that helps middle and high school students stay on track to graduate. He then moved to Washington, D.C., to assist AOL Founder Steve Case and philanthropist Jean Case in their efforts to reinvigorate America’s entrepreneurial ecosystem at the Case Foundation, a philanthropic non-profit that “invests in people and ideas that can change the world.” He has also served on political campaigns at the congressional, gubernatorial and presidential level.
Stacey has served as Co-chair of the Safe, Equitable, and Thriving Communities Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional partnership between the City of Cedar Rapids, the Cedar Rapids School District, and Linn County to address systemic poverty and gun violence among other priorities. He serves as a trustee to the Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation and is a board member to the Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success and NewBo City Market. In addition to serving as the county’s legislative liaison to Iowa’s General Assembly, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Linn County Public Health Department, the Public Art Commission, the Workforce Development CEO Board, and the Large Investor Board of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.