Lauren Campbell


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Professional Work & Education

Lauren grew up near Windsor Heights, spending summers down at Colby Park. After graduating from Dowling Catholic High School, she attended DMACC and Drake before beginning her career in payroll and Human Resources. Outside of some temporary relocations to west Texas and the Philippines, Lauren has called the Des Moines metro home for her entire life.  

Lauren works full-time in HR/Corporate training, focusing on leadership development, and owns Lauren Campbell Photography and The Studio in Windsor Heights. 


When Lauren volunteered to plan the 4th of July Parade in 2018, she realized the incredible importance of the City Council when it comes to the quality of life for residents in Windsor Heights. Lauren was motivated to run for City Council when she felt like residents weren't always being heard when they presented concerns. She wants Windsor Heights to continue to grow as a place where people want to live, work, and play.  

Lauren's goals include economic development, reducing property taxes, improving the communications from the Council, so residents understand upcoming votes and proposed changes to codes, and growing the number of city activities and events that attract residents and visitors alike.

Personal Life

Lauren moved back to Windsor Heights in the spring of 2013. She and her husband have two kids, Saffron and Andrew, plus the world's worst guard dog, Tucker. Outside of work and her businesses, she enjoys spending her free time volunteering at City events (4th of July Parade, Movies in the Park, Windsor Wonderland), attending events like Nights in the Heights, supporting local businesses, working on home improvement projects, and she especially enjoys her trivia team crushing the competition at local trivia nights.


Councilmember Campbell's term January 2026.