Mayor Paula Dierenfeld

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Paula Dierenfeld has been the Mayor of Johnston since 2008. Before becoming Mayor, she served eight years on the Johnston City Council. 

Attorney and Partner, Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Practice areas include utilities law, administrative law and legislative representation.


  • B.A. University of Northern Iowa
  • J.D. Drake University Law School

Previous Employment

  • Commissioner, Iowa Utilities Board
  • Legal Counsel to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad
  • Research Staff Director in the Iowa General Assembly
  • Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Charles Grassley

Community Activities

  • 28E Representative, Bravo of Greater Des Moines Board of Directors
  • Commissioner, Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART)
  • Representative, Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Representative, Metro Advisory Council (MAC)
  • Representative, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum Board


  • Husband - David Roederer
  • Three children and 13 grandchildren
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