Laura Bergus
Work Unit: 
410 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA


By email

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Term in office

First term: Jan. 2, 2020 to Jan. 2, 2024


BA in Anthropology, University of Iowa, 2002

JD, University of Iowa College of Law, 2011


Husband Nick, daughter Evelyn, dog Zuri


Hiking, cooking, Jazzercise

Iowa City residency

She has lived here since 1981.


Attorney and mediator at Hayek, Moreland, Smith & Bergus, LLP.

Other community services/organizations involvement

Iowa Legal Aid, regional advisory council member and volunteer lawyer

Community Foundation of Johnson County, board member

South District Neighborhood Association, member

FilmScene, founding board member

5224GOOD, executive council member

Iowa City Telecommunications Commission, former member

Johnson County Livable Community, former action team member

Johnson County Bar Association, member

Family Folk Machine, member