Todd Copley Elected AFSCME Council 61 President



Yesterday, at the 23rd Biennial Convention of AFSCME Council 61, Todd Copley was elected as President by acclamation.

Todd Copley is a lifelong resident of Des Moines, Iowa and has worked for Polk County Government for 31 years. Copley has been a proud AFSCME member for over 25 years and has held various local leadership positions. For the past 11 years, Todd has proudly represented AFSCME Local 1868, Polk County as their Local President.

Most recently, Todd was elected as Secretary Treasurer of AFSCME Council 61 at the 42nd Biennial Convention, July 2021 and has been serving as Interim Council President since April of 2023.

Todd and his wife Lori have been married for 32 years and have 3 children, Caleb, Courtney, and Chloe (all 3 proud Union members as well) and they have 2 grandsons, McKay and Miller.

In his spare time, Todd has always enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and waterfowl hunting any chance possible. He also has a passion for photography and custom painting fishing lures. Todd is also the 2003 World Duck Calling Champion, 2010 World Duck Champion of Champions, and 2021 World Senior Duck Calling Champion.

“I am honored and privileged to represent the membership of AFSCME Council 61. We don’t give up. We are not quitters. We will continue to fight for our members and all working families,” said Copley.

“Our convention theme is TODAY – TOMORROW – TOGETHER and that means exactly what it says. But I would like to put an emphasis on TOGETHER. We are all in this together and we will all work together to reach our goal which is to make sure that every man and woman is paid a fair wage, has good benefits, and is able to come home after work because their job site is safe.” added Copley.

Scott Thompson, a Labor Market Research Economist with Iowa Workforce Development, was elected as Secretary-Treasurer by acclamation.