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Elizabeth Burns-Thompson

Elizabeth Burns-Thompson

Elizabeth Burns-Thompson

City Council

Phone: 319-899-4750

Raised here in Iowa, it was Elizabeth’s passion for agriculture that led her to Iowa State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business & International Agriculture. Elizabeth also holds a Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School, specializing in agricultural law and policy, and is a licensed attorney in the State of Iowa.

Throughout her professional career she has specialized in helping rural Iowa and small businesses sustain their voice in the political process, with much of her time now focused on promoting biodiesel across the midwest for Renewable Energy Group. In addition to her professional career, she is an active resident and volunteer within her community, and was elected to the Altoona City Council in November of 2019.

She also holds leadership roles within the ISU Alumni Association Young Alumni Council, American Agricultural Law Association, and Young Professional in Agriculture. Recently Elizabeth was recognized as of the Des Moines Register’s “15 To Watch in 2020,” AgGrad’s “30 Under 30 in Agriculture,” and was named the 2019 Emerging Leader Award winner by Iowa State University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

Outside of her professional and community commitments, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, gardening, and the occasional Pinterest project.

Expires 12-31-2023.