E.J. Giovannetti, a former Urbandale mayor and former member of the Polk County Board of Supervisors, will be honored at an event on Aug. 22. The event will recognize Giovannetti for his more than 40 years of public service, and officials will name a shelter house after him at Walker Johnston Park. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the park at 9000 Douglas Ave. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mike Carver at mrccmb@aol.com.