Board & Commissions

Aging Resources of Central Iowa Advisory Council

By-Laws of Aging Resources of Central Iowa: The Advisory Council will serve as advocates with and for the older citizens of central Iowa. The Board of Supervisors shall appoint two persons within the guidelines of the by laws set forth by Aging Resources of Central Iowa. Meets the second Thursday every other month at 1:00 p.m.

Address: 5835 Grand Ave. Ste. 106,
Des Moines IA 50312-1438.

There are two representatives with three years term. Limit 3 terms.

  • Michael Credidio, Indianola – 6/30/23
  • Jodene DeVault, Nutrition Director – 6/30/22

Aging Resources of Central Iowa Board of Directors

By-Laws of Aging Resources of Central Iowa: The Board shall be the governing body empowered to conduct the business of Aging Resources of Central Iowa. The Board of Supervisors shall appoint one public official and one citizen of the county to serve on the Board of Directors. Meets the third Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

Address: 5835 Grand Ave. Ste. 106
Des Moines, Iowa 50312-1438.

The appointed public official will serve for a one-year term, and the non-public member shall serve for a three-year term, with a recommendation for three consecutive terms.

  • Crystal McIntyre, Supervisor – 12/31/22
  • Jean Laverty, Indianola – 12/31/23
  • Aaron DeKock, Alternate – 12/31/22

Board of Adjustment

Iowa Code Chapter 335 and Warren County Ordinance 43.06: The Board of Adjustment is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to: hear appeals of decisions rendered by zoning administrators. interpret unclear provisions in the zoning ordinance. decide on applications by landowners to permit buildings or land uses which vary from the zoning regulations. Meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Warren County Administration Building. The Board consists of five members, a majority of whom shall reside within the county but outside the corporate limits of any city, each to be appointed for a term of five years.

  • Marilyn Halterman, Carlisle – 12/31/26
  • Charlie Stills, New Virginia – 12/31/23
  • Dan Smith, Indianola – 12/31/24
  • Roger Kuhle, Indianola – 12/31/22
  • Christine Walker, Norwalk – 12/31/25

Board of Health

Iowa Code Chapter 137: The Board of Health is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to: Enforce state health laws and the rules and lawful orders of the state department. The Board is responsible for policy and program direction of public health service for the county. Also, for handling environmental problems on the local and state level for the residents of Warren County. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., at the Warren County Administration Building. The Board consists of five members each serving a three-year term. At least one member shall be licensed as a physician under chapter 148.

  • Wanda Hilton, Indianola – 12/31/23
  • Dennis Zachary, M.D., Ackworth – 12/31/23
  • Bill Gross, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • Gretchen Schrock, Indianola – 12/31/22
  • Sandra Doerring, Des Moines – 12/31/22

Central Iowa Community Services Mental Health Regional Governing Board (CICS)

This Board controls the management of the CICS MH/DS system in a ten-county region. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the Story County Administration Building in Nevada, Iowa. The board consists of ten members. One from each county in the region. (Boone, Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Madison, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story, Warren) and is an annual term.

  • Darren Heater, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Aaron DeKock, Alternate – 12/31/21
  • Justin Terry – 12/31/21
  • Grace Sivadge – 12/31/21

Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance (CIRTPA) - Transportation Policy Committee (TPC)

This Board maintains an agreement with the Des Moines Area MPO for support services in executing its transportation planning responsibilities. To carry out only transportation planning activities proposed for federal surface transportation funding for the regional transportation planning area. Meets the third Thursday of the month at 4p.m.

Address: MPO office
420 Watson Powell Jr Way
Des Moines, Iowa.

This is an annual term.

  • Aaron DeKock, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • David Carroll, Alternate – 12/31/21

Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance (CIRTPA)-Transportation Technical Committee (TTC)

The Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance (CIRTPA) receives technical guidance and recommendations from the CIRTPA’s Transportation Technical Committee (TTC). TTC meeting dates are not standing and only held when necessary at the MPO office, 420 Watson Powell Jr Way, Des Moines, Iowa. This is an annual term.

  • David Carroll – 12/31/21
  • Aaron DeKock, Alternate – 12/31/21

Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance (CIRTPA)-Transportation Enhancement Subcommittee

Meeting dates are not standing and only held when necessary at the MPO office, 420 Watson Powell Jr Way, Des Moines, Iowa. This is an annual term.

  • Conservation Director – 12/31/21
  • Aaron DeKock, Alternate – 12/31/21

Central Iowa Tourism Region

Meets the third Monday of Alternate months, the location and time are announced prior to the meeting. There are thirty-four counties include each member has an annual term.

  • Darren Heater, Supervisor – 12/31/21

Choose DSM Community Advisory Board of Greater DSM Partnership

Meets the fourth Wednesday at 8:30am at the DSM Partnership Bldg. Downtown DSM.

Child Welfare Decategorization Executive Committee (DeCat)

IAC 441-153.12 Governance Board (decategorization), “A decategorization project shall be implemented by a decategorization governance board. a. The department director shall ensure that each decategorization project has an operating governance board that includes: (1) Representatives designated by administrators of the department and of juvenile court services; and (2) Officials with the authority to represent county government in the affected county or counties. The Indianola DCAT Governance Board meets in person about 4-5 times for one-hour meetings (including the Board Thank You Lunch at Wildwood Hills Ranch) and 4-5 times per year for 10 minutes Phone Board meetings each year to meet mandatory requirements of State Contracts and vote on Contract Actions for Madison, Marion and Warren Counties. Annual Term.

  • Darren Heater, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Crystal McIntyre, Alternate – 12/31/21

Civil Service Commission

Iowa Code Chapter 341A: The Civil Service Commission is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to: Regulate the employment and working conditions of civil servants, oversee hiring and promotions, and promote the values of the public service. Meets on call. The Board consists of three members, 2 being appointed by the Supervisors and the third being appointed by the County Attorney. Each member serves six years with staggered terms.

  • Don Simpson, Appointed by Board of Supervisors – 12/31/23
  • Ryan Ellis, Appointed by Board of Supervisors – 12/31/25
  • Mary Lynn Kenney, Appointed by Attorney – 12/31/23

Geographic Information System (GIS) Commission

This commission was created by a 28E agreement between a representative from several entities jointly using the GIS system. Meets on call as needed.

  • Crystal McIntyre, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Darren Heater, Alternate – 12/31/21

Compensation Board

Iowa Code Chapter 331.905: The county Compensation Board annually shall review the compensation paid to comparable officers in other counties of this state, private enterprise, and the federal government to make recommendation for salaries for elected officials. Meets at the call of the chairperson at a location designated by the chairperson. The Board consists of seven members. Two appointed by the Board of Supervisors. One member shall be appointed by each of the following county officers: Auditor, Attorney, Recorder, Treasurer, and Sheriff, with four-year staggered terms.

  • Linda Phillips, Appointed by Supervisors (1), Norwalk – 06/30/21
  • Mark Miller, Appointed by Supervisors (1), Norwalk – 06/30/23
  • Tom Bales, Appointed by Sheriff (1), Indianola – 06/30/21
  • Kent Powgnas, Appointed by Treasurer (1), Indianola – 06/30/21
  • Kathy Mika, Appointed by Auditor (1), Indianola – 06/30/23
  • Mike Coppess, Appointed by Recorder (1), Indianola – 06/30/23
  • VACANT, Appointed by Attorney (1), Indianola – 06/30/23

Conference Board

Iowa Code Chapter 441: The Conference Board serves as the governing board for the office of assessor. The conference board has the responsibility of appointing members of the examining board, members of the board of review, and the assessor.

Meets on call, the members include:

  • 8 School District Representatives
  • 14 Mayors of Incorporated Cities within Warren County
  • 3 Board of Supervisors
  • 25 (Maximum)

Condemnation Compensation Commission

Iowa Code Chapter 6B.4: The Chief judge of the judicial district or the chief judge’s designee shall select by lot six persons from the list, who shall constitute a compensation commission to assess the damages for legal proceedings. Annually the board of supervisors of a county shall appoint not less than twenty-eight residents of the county and the names of such persons shall be placed on a list and they shall be eligible to serve as members of a compensation commission. One-fourth of the persons appointed shall be owner-operators of agricultural property, one-fourth of the persons appointed shall be owners of city property, one-fourth shall be licensed real estate salespersons or real estate brokers, and one-fourth shall be persons having knowledge of property values in the county by reason of their occupation, such as bankers, auctioneers, property managers, property appraisers, and persons responsible for making loans on property
Each member has an annual term. Meets on call.

Owner/Operators of Agricultural Property

  • Paul Mead, Lacona – 12/31/21
  • Don Van Ryswyk, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • Jim Meadows, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21

Owners of City or Town Property

  • Tom Nicholson – 12/31/21
  • Lee Adams – 12/31/21
  • Jamie Mertz – 12/31/21
  • Stephanie Erickson – 12/31/21
  • Trevor Radosevich – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson or Real Estate Brokers

  • John Akers, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • Misty Soldwisch, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • Daran Becker, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • Karey Bishop, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • Brady Jackson, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21

Persons Having Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation

  • Chuck Burgin, Community Development – 12/31/21
  • Joe Gavin, Insurance – 12/31/21
  • Mark Putney, Auctioneer – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21
  • VACANT – 12/31/21

Conservation Board

Iowa Code Chapter 350: The Board of Supervisors appoints the Conservation Board which is responsible for acquiring and managing real and personal property for conservation and recreation purposes, and for the development of conservation and recreation programs within the county. Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., at the Conservation Office. There are five members each member with a five-year term.

  • Ronald Miller, Milo – 12/31/22
  • Mark Kickbush, New Virginia – 12/31/23
  • Joe Schettler, Carlisle – 12/31/24
  • Ace Hendricks, Ackworth – 12/31/25
  • Sue Boll, Carlisle – 12/31/21

Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

This is a regional transportation planning entity comprised of local communities and transportation agencies in the Des Moines, Iowa, develops both long- and short-range multi-modal transportation plans. They select and approves projects for federal funding based upon regional priorities, and develops methods to reduce traffic congestion in metropolitan region. Meets the third Thursday of the month, nine months of the year at 4 pm in the Burnham Room at the MPO office, located at 420 Watson Powell, Ste 200 Des Moines, Iowa. Each member has an annual term.

  • Aaron DeKock – 12/31/21
  • Darren Heater, Alternate – 12/31/21

Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Transportation Technical Committee (MPO TTC)

The TTC is comprised primarily of technical staff members, including planners, engineers, and city administrators, representing member governments and participating agencies. Meets the first Thursday of the month, nine months of the year at 9:30 am in the Burnham Room at the MPO office, located at 420 Watson Powell, Ste 200 Des Moines, Iowa. Each member has an annual term.

  • David Carroll – 12/31/21
  • Tim Hill, Alternate – 12/31/21

Des Moines Greenbelt Commission

Members have a two year-term.

  • VACANT – 2/16/22

Edward Owens Estate Trust Board

Board of Trustees set up by Edward Owens, resident of Warren County, Iowa who dies in 1943 for the education of poor children of Warren County. Meets on call each member has an annual term.

  • Crystal McIntyre, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Darren Heater, Alternate – 12/31/21

Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, Board of Directors

Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm, at the Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility. Each member has an annual term. The members include:

County Supervisors for each of the Sixteen Counties in the Judicial District
Chief Judge of the Judicial District
3-Citizen Representatives from the District

  • Crystal McIntyre, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Aaron DeKock, Alternate – 12/31/21

E911 Joint Service Board

Iowa Code Chapter 34A.3: The Board of Supervisors of each county shall maintain a joint 911 service board. Meets on call, with an indefinite term.

Warren County Board of Supervisors

  • Crystal McIntyre, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • James Butler, (Alternate) St. Charles – no expiration date

Warren County Emergency Management Commission

  • Crystal McIntyre, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • Darren Heater, (Alternate)

Carlisle

  • Matt Koch, Carlisle – no expiration date
  • Cory Glover, (Alternate) Carlisle – no expiration date

Des Moines

  • Michele Bischof, Des Moines – no expiration date
  • Brad Button, (Alternate) Des Moines – no expiration date

Hartford

  • Zachary Prickett, Hartford – no expiration date
  • Dave DuShane, (Alternate) Hartford – no expiration date

Indianola

  • Greg Chia, Indianola – no expiration date
  • Rob Hawkins, (Alternate) Indianola – no expiration date

Lacona

  • Eric Wallace, Lacona – no expiration date
  • Zeb Birchette, (Alternate) Lacona – no expiration date

Martensdale

  • Larry Henson, Martensdale – no expiration date
  • Scott Henson, (Alternate) Martensdale – no expiration date

Milo

  • Tony Beck, Milo – no expiration date
  • Derek Hommer, (Alternate) Milo – no expiration date

New Virginia/Virginia TWP

  • Jake Zuercher, New Virginia – no expiration date
  • Dave Schaefer, (Alternate) New Virginia – no expiration date

North Warren/Greenfield TWP

  • Brian Vance, Des Moines – no expiration date
  • Brian Solem, (Alternate) Des Moines – no expiration date

Norwalk

  • Ryan Coburn, Norwalk – no expiration date
  • Brian Baker, (Alternate) Norwalk – no expiration date

Pleasantville

  • Jordan VanNess, Pleasantville – no expiration date
  • Aaron Hurt, (Alternate) Pleasantville – no expiration date

St. Mary’s/Jackson TWP

  • Brian Myer, St. Marys – no expiration date
  • Tom Ferin, (Alternate) St. Marys – no expiration date

West Des Moines

  • Greg Jones, WDSM – no expiration date
  • Rob Dehnert, (Alternate) WDSM – no expiration date

Emergency Management Commission-Warren County

Iowa Code Chapter 29C: The commission shall be composed of a member of the board of supervisors, the sheriff, and the mayor from each city within the county The Commission shall provide direction for the delivery of emergency management services of planning, administration, coordination, training, and support for local government and their departments. Meets quarterly at a published date and time.

Warren County Board of Supervisors

  • Crystal McIntyre, Warren County – 12/31/21

Warren County Emergency Management Commission

  • Joe Carico, Warren County – 12/31/21

Mayors – Ackworth

  • Richard Benge, Ackworth – 12/31/21
  • Charles Williams, (Alternate) Ackworth

Mayors – Bevington

  • Maxine Bussanmas, Bevington
  • Jeff Bussanmas, Bevington

Mayors – Carlisle

  • Drew Merrifield, Carlisle – 12/31/21
  • Eric Goodhue, (Alternate) Carlisle

Mayors – Cumming

  • Tom Becker, Cumming – 12/31/21
  • Dave Chelsvig, (Alternate) Cumming

Mayors – Hartford

  • Kandi Petry, Hartford – 12/31/22
  • Kim Crook, (Alternate) Hartford

Mayors – Indianola

  • Pam Pepper, Indianola – 12/31/21
  • John Parker Jr., (Alternate) Indianola

Mayors – Lacona

  • Paul Butler, Lacona – 12/31/21
  • John Miller, (Alternate) Lacona

Mayors – Martensdale

  • Brad Prichard, Martensdale – 12/31/21
  • Scott Henson, (Alternate) Martensdale

Mayors – Milo

  • Diane Hall, Milo – 12/31/23
  • Tom Bales, (Alternate) Milo

Mayors – New Virginia

  • Norville Huston, New Virginia – 12/31/21
  • Jake Zuercher, (Alternate) New Virginia

Mayors – Norwalk

  • Tom Phillips, Norwalk – 12/31/21
  • Erika Isley, (Alternate) Norwalk

Mayors – Sandyville

  • Bob Martindale, Ackworth – 12/31/21

Mayors – Springhill

  • Anthony Lawrence, Springhill – 12/31/21
  • Matt Johnson, Springhill

Mayors – St. Marys

  • Ryan Gray, St. Marys – 12/31/21
  • Mike Eaton, (Alternate) St. Marys

Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency Policy Board (HIRTA)

Provides door-to-door transit services in the counties of Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story, and Warren Counties. Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 9:00 am, at 2824 104th Street, Urbandale. Each member has an annual term.

  • Aaron DeKock, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Darren Heater, Alternate – 12/31/21

Iowa Heartland and Resource Conservation Development (IHRC&D)

Provides services to six county region in central Iowa, Dallas, Polk, Jasper, Madison, Warren and Marion counties. Provides the latest news, information, project updates and resources for the central Iowa six county area. Meets one call and members serves one-year term.

  • Darren Heater, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Crystal McIntyre, Alternate – 12/31/21

Iowa Workforce Development Board Region 11

  • Darren Heater, Supervisor – 12/31/21

IMPACT Community Action Partnership (Executive Board)

Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm. Impact offices 3226 University Ave, Des Moines, IA Each member has annual term.

  • Darren Heater, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Crystal McIntyre, Alternate – 12/31/21

IMPACT Community Action Partnership (Advisory Board)

IA Each member has annual term.

  • Darren Heater, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Crystal McIntyre, Alternate – 12/31/21

Kiya Koda Board of Directors

Meets on call at the shelter each member has an annual term.

  • Aaron DeKock, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Crystal McIntyre, Alternate – 12/31/21

Magistrate Appointing Commission

Iowa Code Chapter 602.6501- The duty is to appoint a judicial magistrate. The commission shall be composed of: A district judge designated by the chief judge, three members appointed by the Board of Supervisors, and two attorneys, elected by the attorneys in the county. Meets as needed each member has a six-year term.

  • VACANT, Appointed by Attorney (1) – 12/31/26
  • VACANT, Appointed by Attorney (1) – 12/31/26
  • Gary Jacobsen, Appointed by Supervisors (1) – 12/31/26
  • S. Kip Fennelly, Appointed by Supervisors (1) – 12/31/26
  • J.E. “Jim” Meadows, Appointed by Supervisors (1) – 12/31/26

Mid-Iowa Development Fund

Meets on call at the Clemens Building, at 200 10th Street on the 5th Floor. There are three representatives each member has an annual term.

  • Darren Heater, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Crystal McIntyre, Alternate – 12/31/21

Medical Examiner

Iowa Code Chapter 331.801-County medical examiners are appointed for a two-year term by their respective county’s Board of Supervisors They are to be a licensed physician of medicine and surgery, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and surgery or an osteopathic physician. Has a two-year term.

County Medical Examiners

  • Lori Miller, DO Norwalk 12/31/21

Associate Medical Examiner

  • Eric Ash, MD Norwalk 12/31/21
  • Joseph Kimball, DO Norwalk 12/31/21

Medical Death Investigators

  • Jeff Dumermuth, PM, ABMDI
  • Michelle Hunnerdose, ARNP
  • Lisa Stuart, RN, ABMDI
  • John Carter, RN, ABMDI
  • Michelle Mauro, RN, ABMDI
  • Lee Coons, PM

Associate Investigators

  • Teri VanKooten
  • Marv VanderWiel
  • Jonna VanNess

Veterans Affairs Commission

Iowa Code Chapter 35B.3- The Board of Supervisors appoints the Veterans Affairs Commission. The purpose of the commission is to oversee the director/administrator of the Veterans Affairs County Office. The purpose of the office is to inform and assist members of the armed forces, veterans, and their dependents of benefits available to them. Meets the last Thursday of the month at 9:00 am, at 103 West First there are three members, each member has a three-year staggered term.

  • Gail Schultz, Indianola – 06/30/23
  • Ronald Burson, Indianola – 06/30/24
  • Dave Caskey, Milo – 06/30/22

Warren County Economic Development Corporation

By Laws, Warren County Economic Development Corp: The duty of the Board of Directors: are responsible for directing policy and plan development, ensuring fiscal oversight, and being spokespeople for the organization.

  • Aaron DeKock, Supervisor – 12/31/21

Warren County Historic Preservation Commission

Meets on call three time a year. There are five members with two members a three years staggered term. Three member two year term.

  • Raymond Phillips (Skip), Norwalk – 12/31/24
  • Alfonso Valenzuela – Gumucio, Carlisle – 12/31/24
  • Elodie Opstad, Indianola – 12/31/23
  • Judy Bruce Russell, Carlisle – 12/31/23
  • John Stansell, M.D. , New Virginia – 12/31/23

Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA)

The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority is made up of 17 metro area municipalities, counties and sewer districts. They work together to protect public health and to enhance the environment by recycling wastewater and being the preferred treatment facilities for hauled liquid wastes. Meets third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm, at the MPO, 420 Watson Powell Jr Way, Ste 200 Des Moines IA.

  • Aaron DeKock, Supervisor – 12/31/21
  • Darren Heater, Supervisor – 12/31/21

Weed Commissioner

Iowa Code Chapter 317.3: The Board of Supervisors appoints the county weed commissioner. The purpose is to identify noxious weeds and the recognized methods for noxious weed control and elimination. The appointment shall be effective as of March 1 and shall continue for a term at the discretion of the board of supervisors. This member has an annual term.

  • Scott Hommer, Indianola – 3/1/21

Zoning Commission

Iowa Code Chapter 335.8: The Board of Supervisors shall appoint a commission; a majority of whose members shall reside within the county but outside the corporate limits of any city. The purpose is to recommend the boundaries of the various original districts and appropriate regulations and restrictions to be enforced. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm, at the Warren County Administration Building. There are seven members each member has a two-year staggered term.

  • Mary Jo Ohnemus, Milo – 12/31/23
  • Hugh Cain, Norwalk – 12/31/23
  • Douglas Rooney, Carlisle – 12/31/22
  • Nancy Laxton, Indianola – 12/31/22
  • VACANCY