Bob Drost

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Year Elected to Office and Number of Terms Served

At the June 18, 2018 city council meeting Drost was appointed by the City Council to complete the unexpired term of Tom Jimenez which ends December 31, 2019.

Education and Background

Drost was born and raised in Oskaloosa, graduating from Oskaloosa High School in 1991. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Agricultural Business Management. His work experience has provided opportunities across many disciplines including investments, sales, finance and facilities.

Place of Employment

Drost has been employed by Musco Sports Lighting since 2000. He is currently the Global Finance Manager, transitioning into a lead role in Facilities Development.

Community Activities and Organizations Currently Involved In

Drost is a member of the Third Reformed Church in Pella, serving on the teaching and hospitality teams - lead team for Baja 201, a missions group building houses and relationships in La Mision, Baja, Mexico; and he is a parent volunteer for Boy Scout Troop 71.

Reason for Running for Public Office

As a native of Mahaska County and city resident since 1996, he has an interest in the healthy growth and sustainability of the Oskaloosa community and region.

Decision or Action of Which Most Proud

To be determined. 

Additional Involvement and Special Areas of Interest

Supporting his kids in their various activities including band, athletics, and scouting. His spare time activities include golf, tennis and reading.

Family Members

Drost has been married to Cathy since 1995. He has a daughter, Ashley, and a son, Taylor.