At-Large City Council Member
Term of Office: 2018 – 2021
314 Nassau Street SE
Council Committees: Flood Control System Committee Chair, member of Infrastructure Committee
Professional Background:Tyler is President of SiteGen Solar and CEO of Paulson Electric. Before joining Paulson Electric, Tyler practiced law at Bradley & Riley in Cedar Rapids for five years.
Education: University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.; Claremont McKenna College, B.A.
Community: Tyler has served on numerous boards for local nonprofit organizations and served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015. He also helped lead the change from the commission form of government to the current council-city manager form.
Council Committees: Chair of Council Development Committee, member of Finance and Administrative Services Committee
Professional Background: Ms. Poe worked as a physical therapy technician with St Luke’s Hospital for a number of years, and in the marketing/communications/public relations and event planning fields for over 25 years. She served as the executive assistant to Governor Chet Culver and community liaison for the Rebuild Iowa Office following the devastating floods of June 2008. Council member Poe was previously the executive director of New Bo City Market.
3230 Franbrook Ter NW, Cedar Rapids Iowa 52405
Council Committees: Member of Flood Control System committee
Professional Background: Patrick is a Union Carpenter by trade, and a small business owner of Corner Apothecary & More in the Czech Village neighborhood.
Education: Attended St. Jude Catholic School, LaSalle High School, Kirkwood Community College with AA in Law Enforcement, and Journeyman Certificate from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
Community: Currently President of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Building Trades Council, Chairman of the Master Facilities Oversight Planning Committee for the CR School Board, and President of the United Labor Alliance.
Personal: Patrick has been married to his wife Kymm for over 30 years. They have three children, Brianne 35, Alyssa 28 and Jordan 26 and three Grandchildren, Payton 14, Pressley 12 and Anniston 5. His passion is working in the yard growing flowers and creating habitat for bees and butterflies.