Boards & Commissions

Find a list of residents who are part of the various Des Moines County boards and commissions.

The Des Moines County Board of Supervisors is always looking for citizens to serve on the County's Boards and Commissions. Interested citizens should reach out to current Board of Supervisors members or to the Auditor's office.

Advisory Board

The advisory board is a non-voting technical advisory committee composed of members of the public safety community. The current board includes representatives from:

  • Burlington Police Department
  • Des Moines County Sheriff’s Department
  • West Burlington Police Department
  • Burlington Fire Department
  • Des Moines County Fire Association
  • Des Moines County EMS Association

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment is responsible for reviewing requests for Variances, Special Use Permits, and Appeals for decisions made by the Land Use Department. Unlike the Zoning Commission, which makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, all decisions made by the Board of Adjustment are final, pending appeal to the District Court. All members must reside within Des Moines County, but outside the corporate limits of any city. In addition, a majority of the 5 members must reside within the jurisdiction of the County Zoning Ordinance (within 2 miles of the City of Burlington).

Sam Warner, Chair
Burlington
Term Ends: 11/30/25
Term Length: 5 Years
John Wiberg, Vice Chair
Burlington
Term Ends: 11/30/23
Term Length: 5 Years
Randy Burgus
Burlington
Term Ends: 11/30/24
Term Length: 5 Years
Mitch Taeger
West Burlington
Term Ends: 11/30/27
Term Length: 5 Years
Sherry Zeller
Burlington
Term Ends: 11/30/24
Term Length: 5 Years

Board of Health

Rev Orlando R. Dial
Term Ends: 12/31/25
Term Length: 3 Years
Jeff Heland
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 3 Years
Dr. Frances Jackson
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 3 Years
Matthew J. Shivers
West Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/25
Term Length: 3 Years
Deb Trousil
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 3 Years
Mack Turner
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 3 Years
Mary Margaret Wagner
Term Ends: 12/31/25
Term Length: 3 Years

Board of Review

Bob Gerdes
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 6 Years
Barbara J. Kelley
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 6 Years
Lee Robertson
Oakville
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 6 Years

Civil Service Commission

Judy Bruekck
Term Ends: 8/31/23
Term Length: 6 Years
Joe DeJesus
Term Ends: 8/31/25
Term Length: 6 Years
Sara Doty, Personal Director
Civil Service Secretary
Term Ends: 1/31/23
Term Length: 6 Years
Jonah Grier
Term Ends: 8/31/27
Term Length: 6 Years

Compensation Board

Dan Cahill
Board
Term Ends: 7/31/22
Term Length: 4 Years
Jeff Heland
Treasurer
Term Ends: 7/31/26
Term Length: 4 Years
Marlis Robberts
County Attorney
Term Ends: 7/31/24
Term Length: 4 Years
Sarah Schwartz
Auditor
Term Ends: 7/31/22
Term Length: 4 Years
Charles Walsh
Sheriff
Term Ends: 7/31/22
Term Length: 4 Years
Shane Wiley
Recorder
Term Ends: 7/31/24
Term Length: 4 Years
Duane Worthy
Board
Term Ends: 7/31/24
Term Length: 4 Years

Condemnation Commissioners

Jeff Burgus
Banker · Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Representing Mediapolis
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Kathy Conover
Appraiser · Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Steve Francis
Banker · Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Robert Hesler
Banker · Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Representing Danville
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Ron Kelly
Appraiser · Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Robert Rtison
Banker · Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Paul Smith
Auctioneer · Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Andrea Walz Hartman
Banker · Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Larry Beck
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Representing Danville
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Ron Breuer
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Pat Edmonds
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Representing Mediapolis
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Brian Messer
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Stan Nelson
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Representing Middletown
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Lee Roberston
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Representing Oakville
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Kirk Siegle
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Representing Oakville
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Dan Cahill
Owners-City and Town Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Bill Ell
Owners-City and Town Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
John Horton
Owners-City and Town Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Barbara J. Kelley
Owners-City and Town Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Dean E. Robinson
Owners-City and Town Committee · Representing West Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
John Williams
Owners-City and Town Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Duane Worthy
Owners-City and Town Committee · Representing Danville
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Deb Fowler
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Years
Robert K. Gerdes
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Representing Burlinton
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Marc Gillette
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Diane Kroll
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Robert Masden
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Robert Masden
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Mary Wiegard
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year
Gwen Wixom
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Representing Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 1 Year

Conference Board

Conservation Board

Matthew Haas, Chair
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 5 Years
Cathy Ziglar, Vice Chair
Danville
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 5 Years
James Garnjobst, Secretary/Treasurer
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 5 Years
Julie Solinski, Member
Danville
Term Ends: 12/31/25
Term Length: 5 Years
Ron Helling, Member
West Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/27
Term Length: 5 Years

Control Board

The control board is vested in seven voting directors comprised of an appointed and elected representative of each of the following political subdivisions:

  • City of Burlington : 3 voting Directors
  • Des Moines County: 2 Voting Directors
  • Danville, Mediapolis, Middletown: 1 Voting Director
  • City of West Burlington: 1 Voting Director

 

Bob Beck
Des Moines County
Jon Billups
City of Burlington
Jim Ferneau
City of Burlington
Mike Johnstone
Des Moines County
Matt Rinker
City of Burlington
Jerry Strause, Mayor
Danville, Mediapolis, Middletown
Hans Trousil, Mayor
City of West Burlington

E-911 Joint Service Board

Kevin Glendening, Chair
Sherif Des Moines County
Shawn Ryan, Vice Chair
West Burlington Polic Chief · Representing Police/Fire
John Crouch
Fire Chief Washington Township & Yarmouth Fire
Bryon Heater
Danvilee Fire Chief · Representing Fire/EMS
Jeff Kerr
Mediapolis Fire Chief · Representing Fire/EMS
Shanna Krogmeier
DESCOM Director
Austin Roelfs
GIS Coordinator
Matt Trexel
Burlington Fie Chief

Emergency Management Commission

Tom Broeker, Chair
Board of Supervisors
Kevin Glendening, Vice Chair
Sheriff
Jon Billups
Mayors of Burlington
Troy Garrison
Council Member for Mediapolis
Eric Gerst
Mayor of Middletown
Jerry Strause
Mayor of Danville
Ron Teater
Mayor of West Burlington
Orrin Asmus, Alternate
Middletown
Lynda Graham-Murray, Alternate
Burlington
Joe Huff, Alternate
Danville
Gregg Mandsager, Alternate
West Burlington
Shane McCampbell, Alternate
Board of Supervisors
Chad McCune, Alternate
Sheriff's Office
Ray Wilson, Alternate
Mediapolis

Fair Association

Travis Holsteen, President
Burlington
Joe Beck, Vice President
Mediapolis
Julie Minster, Treasurer
Burlington
Cassandra Pfeiff, Sec/Manager
Burlington
Josh Abel
Yarmouth
Randy Beckman
Sperry
Regan Brader
Mediapolis
Bill Hillyard
Burlington
Alaina Imoff
Mediapolis
Brad Lane
Mediapolis
Heather Lange
West Burlington
Jason McClure
Burlington
Dan Messer
New London
Jennifer Shinn
Danville
Dean Van Ness
Danville
Anthony Vorwerk
Sperry
Kevin Wischmeier
Burlington

Floodplain Advisory Board

The Floodplain Advisory Board provides technical assistance to the Board of Supervisors on matters pertaining to the Floodplain Development Ordinance, including proposed amendments to the ordinance, and the policies and procedures of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) concerning local floodplain development. This board includes representatives from local levee/drainage districts, the insurance industry, and at least one County resident who lives within a floodplain.

Jeff Bergman
County Resident
Term Ends: 8/1/23
Term Length: 2 Years
Tom Broeker
Board of Supervisors
Bob Prall
Insurance Industry
Term Ends: 8/1/24
Term Length: 4 Years
Vicki Stoller
Levee & Drainage District
Term Ends: 8/1/24
Term Length: 3 Years
Ron Wunderlich
Floodplain Resident
Term Ends: 9/1/23
Term Length: 3 Years

Geographical Interface Commission

Brian Carter
County Engineer
Dan Gifford
West Burlington Administrator
Jesse Howe
Burlington Engineer
Terri Johnson
County Auditor
Shane McCampbell
Board of Supervisors
Eric Tysland
Burlington Development & Parks Director
Matt Warner
County Assessor

Health Insurance Board

Tom Broeker
Des Moines County Board of Supervisors
Sara Doty, Alternate
Auditor's Office

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Medical Examiner

Dr. Meghan Wooster
Burlington

Pioneer Cemetery Commission

Safety Committee

Angie Vaughan, Safety Director
Kathy Beach
Recorder's Office
Rodney Bliesener
Maintenance
Tom Broeker
Board of Supervisors
Brian Carter
County Engineer
Doug Ervine
Jail
Colin Gerst
Information Technology
Kevin Glendening
Sheriff's Office
Gina Hardin
Emergency Management
Julie Howe
Treasurer's Office
Ken Hyndman
CPC
Terri Johnson
Auditor's Office
Mark Kruse
District Court
Chris Lee
Conservation
Colter Levinson
Jail
John G. Linn
District Court
Chad McCune
Sheriff's Office
Janelle Nalley-Londquist
Treasurer's Office
Angie Paytes
Auditor's Office
Christa Poggemiller
Health Department
Austin Roelfs
GIS
Ryan Roth
Conservation
Lisa Schaefer
Attorney's Office
Natalie Steffener
Recorder's Office
Matt Warner
Assessor's Office

Veteran Affairs Commission

Marilyn Box
Served in the Vietnam Era · Representing Burlington
Arne Hausknecht
Served in the Vietnam Era · Representing Burlington
Francis McAllister
Served in the Vietnam Era · Representing Burlington

Zoning Commission

The Zoning Commission is responsible for providing technical guidance and expertise to the Board of Supervisors in matters related to Zoning and Subdivisions. They facilitate public hearings for subdivisions, ordinance text and map amendments, and major site plans for certain zoning permits. All members must reside within Des Moines County, but outside the corporate limits of any city. In addition, a majority of the 5 members must reside within the jurisdiction of the County Zoning Ordinance (within 2 miles of the City of Burlington).

Ryan Nagrocki, Chair
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 5 Years
Ron Breuer, Vice Chair
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 5 Years
Jesse Caston
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/25
Term Length: 5 Years
Russ Fry
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 5 Years
Richard Keith
Burlington
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 5 Years

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