Mayor Dave Burgess


7036 Wilshire Blvd.


Dave attended University of Iowa with B.A. Economics and Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army.

Political Experience

Dave was on the City Council for Walnut, Iowa from 1999-2001 and the Windsor Heights City Council from 2011-2015.

City Experience

Dave has served as member on these following committees:

  • Budget Committee
  • Fire Department Committee
  • Walnut Creek Watershed Coalition 2012-2015
  • Windsor Heights Stormwater Committee 2011-2015
  • Windsor Heights Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee 2015-2016

Biggest Challenges Facing Windsor Heights

Providing the most cost efficient quality essential City services.  Aging infrastructure (streets, sewers, etc) is a big challenge because it isn’t seen, but affects everyone. Fixing and improving those items require large expenditures.  We need to ensure expenditures meet those needs.

Encourage developers and property owners to invest in redeveloping available properties. Continue to make cost-effective decisions that benefit the citizens and keep the tax burden as low as possible.

Personal Life

Dave and his wife Ann lives in Windsor Heights for the past thirteen years.I  have three adult children who live with their spouses and children in Iowa.


Mayor Burgess' term expires January 2022.