I came to Iowa City as a young child when my late father, Frank Conroy, became Director of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. I grew up on Bowery Street and Magowan Avenue, while attending the local schools. After College in Massachusetts, I chose to return and make Iowa City my home. I have put down roots in the community with my fiancee Anna, and built a career in local real estate. These choices and experiences have given me the perspective, judgment, and knowledge needed to sit on the council as a pragmatic candidate.