Ebonee Woods
Business & Community Partnerships Coordinator, Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART)
Ebonee Woods is the Business & Community Partnerships Coordinator for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART). In this role, she collaborates with external stakeholders to grow ridership and increase awareness of DART with existing and potential business partners through communication, outreach and engagement initiatives. Ebonee has long had an interest in public service, beginning with campaign work when she joined the Iowa Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign in 2002 at age 17. That opportunity and her education path led to her work as a public servant for the past decade, working in both Iowa and Missouri state governments. Prior to joining DART, she served as an Educator for the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS) training state employees about their retirement benefits. Immediately preceding that position, Ebonee served in Missouri Governor Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon’s administration as the Community Engagement Coordinator of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge at Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. She has also served as Senate Secretary for the late Iowa State Senator Dr. Joseph Seng. In addition to her role at DART, Ebonee is a proud member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As a member of the Des Moines Branch, she serves as the Co-Advisor for the Des Moines Youth Council and works as the Region IV Adult Representative to the National Youth Works Committee. Ebonee attended Lincoln University, a Historically Black College/University in Jefferson City, MO. She graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Political Science and was a President’s Coin recipient. Currently she resides in Johnston, Iowa and is a proud aunt to Rosa, Malcolm and Langston. You can usually find her inventing creative ways to avoid watching Frozen 2 or randomly answering trivia questions asked by the game show hosts on her television.