Dave Jones and his wife, Rosie, who is employed at the Nishna Valley YMCA, live in Atlantic, where they have raised two children. Their daughter, Meri, is a first grade teacher and their son, Nick, is married with two children.
Dave attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. He also attended the Dale Carnegie Seminar. He served in the United States Navy, serving in Vietnam earning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his service.
Dave has been the Mayor of Atlantic since 2010. Previously he was an Atlantic Councilman at-large from 1996 – 2010. He was also the Governor of the Culver Recycling Task Force from 2009 – 2010. His list of past work in Atlantic is as extensive and impressive as his present work. He was the President of the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for four years and served on the Executive Board for three. He has also served as Sergeant at Arms for the Atlantic Rotary and was on the Nishna Hills Golf Club Board of Directors 1991 – 1994 & 2007 – 2008. He was on the Bart Kane Council 1164 for the Knights of Columbus. From 2000 – 2005 and also served on the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Iowa Parish Council from 1998 – 2008.