State Senator, District 49
Address: 27633 Blackhawk Court, Le Claire, IA 52753
Committees: Education (Vice Chair), Natural Resources & Environment, State Government, Transportation
Subcommittee: Economic Development Appropriations
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As a small business owner, mother of four children, member of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Council (Southeast Iowa Board), Quad City Engineering & Science Council, former president of the Pleasant Valley Community School Board, and reserve deputy for the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Senator Chris Cournoyer is passionate about strengthening our economy, our schools, and our communities. She and her husband, Kurt, have four children: Bennett, Sydney, and twins Tanner and Chase.
Senator Cournoyer has a bachelor of arts in computer science from the University of Texas (1992). She worked as senior consultant in the Technology Division at Andersen Consulting, serving in the Ecommerce Community of Practice. Since 1997, Senator Cournoyer has worked as a self-employed website designer and developer.
Senator Cournoyer has been involved in numerous ways in her community throughout the years, including:
- Member and Past President, Pleasant Valley Community School District, Board of Directors
- Reserve Deputy, Scott County Sheriff’s Department
- Junior League of the Quad Cities, Advocacy Committee and Social Media Chair
- Appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the Southeast Iowa STEM Advisory Board to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in our region and across the state, 2014 – Present
- Member, North Scott Rotary Club, Group Study Exchange Participant to Bavaria, Germany
- Cub Scout Pack 88 Den Leader; Executive Board Member
- Quad City Engineering & Science Council, Past President, Executive Board, Communications Chair
- Friends of the LeClaire Community Library, Past President, Secretary, Board Member
- Mentor for Iowa Girls Code, a team of PVHS girls interested in Computer Science, facilitated “Hour of Code” for over 500 elementary students to learn about computer programming
- Helped organize the Pleasant Valley High School Trapshooting team
- Coach for FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr.
- Pleasant Valley Junior High School: PTA President
- LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Secretary, Membership Chairperson, Newsletter Committee, Outstanding Volunteer Award; Outstanding Recruitment Award
- Volunteer Basketball, baseball and soccer coach