Assistant City Manager
Angie Charipar has served the City of Cedar Rapids since 2009. She was named Assistant to the City Manager in 2013 and promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2018. In her thirteen years with the City, Charipar has also served as Interim Parks and Recreation Director and Legislative Liaison, reporting to the Mayor and City Council.
Charipar directs the operations of the communications division and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Her responsibilities include working with state and federal legislators to secure funding and policy initiatives favorable to the City of Cedar Rapids, developing a legislative agenda for the Mayor and City Council, and managing state and federal lobbyists. Her work helped secure more than $278 million in state aid and $117 million in federal aid for the Cedar River Flood Control System. Charipar provides oversight, strategic vision, and program management support for organizational development and innovation across internal and external service-delivery models. She coordinates special projects and programs for the City and facilitates complex, city-wide activities including cross-departmental collaboration and partnerships with outside organizations and stakeholders. Her work brings resolution to administrative and municipal issues.
Charipar has developed several vital City programs, including SAFE-CR (Secure and Friendly Environments — Cedar Rapids), a program that ensures neighborhoods are clean, safe and free of nuisance activity; and Neighborhood P.A.C.T. (Prepare, Act, Communicate, and Train), an educational program that prepares residents for emergencies. She assisted in creating the Rental Business Training Program, which has successfully impacted more than 2,300 rental property owners and managers since formation. Charipar directs the special-event permit process for more than 150 events annually.
Charipar graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Political Science. She was recognized with the Iowa City Management Association's Emerging Leader Award (2017) and Corridor Business Journal Women of Influence Award (2018). She spent 10 years in Congressman Jim Leach’s office and then worked for AEGON as their Political Action Committee Grassroots Manager until 2009.