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Boards & Commissions

The Worth County Board of Supervisors is taking applications for various county board and commission appointments for the following year.

Application Form

911 Service Board

Worth County 911 Service Board voting members include:

  • One representative from the Board of Supervisors
  • Fertile
  • Grafton
  • Hanlontown
  • Joice
  • Kensett
  • Manly
  • Northwood
  • Lake Mills Ambulance Representative
  • Forest City Ambulance Representative
  • Mason City Fire Department Representative
  • Plymouth Rescue Representative

Airport Zoning Ordinance

Michael Dierenfeld
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 3 Years
A. J. Stone
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 3 Years

Board of Adjustment

Steve Butler
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 5 Years
David Quisley
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 5 Years
Dan Robb
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 5 Years
Joe Thompson
Manly
Term Ends: 12/31/25
Term Length: 5 Years
Brian Tweeten
Kensett
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 5 Years

Board of Health

The local board of health is described in law in Iowa Code Chapter 137. It is described in rule in Iowa Administrative Code chapter 641.77. Law and rule define the structure, powers and duties of the local board of health. They have jurisdiction over public health matters within the county. County board members are appointed by the county board of supervisors. Each local board of health shall consist of at least five members. One of the members must be a physician licensed in the state of Iowa. They meet six (6) times a year, and at other times when it is deemed necessary. The Board of Health employs the public health administrator.  The board of supervisors appoints the county board of health members.

Stephanie Seemuth, M.D., Chairperson
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 3 Years
Dennis Bartz
Grafton
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 3 Years
Kathy Meyer
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 3 Years
Diane Myli
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 3 Years
Mark Smeby
Joice
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 3 Years

Board of Review

The county board of review is appointed by the Conference Board for a term of six years. The board of review shall meet on the first of May in the office of the county assessor and shall sit from day to day until their duties are completed, and which shall not be later than the first day of June. 

It shall adjust assessments by raising or lowering the assessments of any person, partnership, corporation or association as to any items of their assessments in such manner as to secure the listing of property of taxable value.

It shall also add to the assessment roll any taxable property not included therein, assessing the same in the name of the owner thereof.  All meetings of the board of review are public.

Taxpayers who are not satisfied with the valuation of their property as may be listed by the assessor, may appear before the board and state their grievances.  Failure of any taxpayer to appear before said board or to file written statement setting out his grievances will cause the taxpayer to lose his right of hearing or right to appeal to the district court.

Learn more on the Board of Review page.

Jerry Hopperstad
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/27
Term Length: 6 Years
Scott Madsen
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/28
Term Length: 6 Years
Mike Romig
Manly
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 6 Years

Civil Service Commission

Bob Linden
Board of Supervisors Appointee · Manly
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 6 Years
Marty Martin
Board of Supervisors Appointee · Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 6 Years
Jerry Olson
Attorney Appointee · Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 6 Years

Compensation Board

The board annually shall review the compensation paid for elected county officers and shall prepare a recommended compensation schedule. This schedule shall be submitted at the public hearing of the county budget to the Board Of Supervisors for consideration of adoption or lowering recommended salaries.

Doug Areneson
Recorder Appointee
Term Ends: 6/30/23
Term Length: 4 Years
Roger Harris
Sheriff Appointee
Term Ends: 6/30/21
Term Length: 4 Years
Gary Hengesteg
Treasurer Appointee
Term Ends: 6/30/21
Term Length: 4 Years
Jerry Hopperstad
Board of Supervisors Appointee
Term Ends: 6/30/21
Term Length: 4 Years
Dennis Meyer
Auditor Appointee
Term Ends: 6/30/23
Term Length: 4 Years
Randy Oswald
Board of Supervisors Appointee
Term Ends: 6/30/21
Term Length: 4 Years
Joanne Steinmetz
Attorney Appointee
Term Ends: 6/30/23
Term Length: 4 Years

Conference Board

Enos Loberg, County Supervisor
Mark Smeby, County Supervisor
AJ Stone, County Supervisor
Nick Bailey, Mayor
Fertile
John Bork, Mayor
Grafton
Douglas Moehle, Mayor
Northwood
Timothy O'Keefe, Mayor
Manly
Corey Puliju, Mayor
Kensett
Rick Scholbrock, Mayor
Hanlontown
Mark Thoma, Mayor
Joice
Bradley Christianson, School Board Member
Northwood-Kensett School District
Kari Osheim, School Board Member
Lake Mills School District
Jean Schilling, School Board Member
Central Springs School District
Kim Severson, School Board Member
Forest City School District
Kyle Tabbert, School Board Member
St. Ansgar School District

Conservation Board

The Worth County Conservation Board oversees and provides guidance for county conservation operations. The purpose of the Conservation Board is to acquire, develop, maintain and make available to the inhabitants of the county, public parks, preserves, parkways, recreational center, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation.

  • five (5) members appointed to five (5) year terms
  • shall be selected on basis of interest in conservation matters
  • shall serve without compensation except for actual expenses
  • shall have custody, control and management of all real and personal property heretofore or hereafter acquired by the county for parks, preserves, parkways, recreation centers, county forests, county wildlife areas, and other county conservation recreation purposes
  • is authorized and empowered to employ and fix the compensation of an executive officer who shall be responsible to the county conservation board for carrying out its policies
Matt Smith, President
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 5 Years
Troy Christiansen
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 5 Years
Mark Lindflott
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 5 Years
Terry Reese
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 5 Years
Cody Winter
Term Ends: 12/31/25
Term Length: 5 Years

Emergency Management Commission

Dan Frank, Chairman
Worth County Sheriff
Richard Schollbrock, Vice Chair
Mayor, City of Hanlontown

Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

Blayne Brunsvold
Hanlontown Fire
Mark Delawyer
Joice Fire
Dan Fank
Sheriff
Dan Gordon
Grafton Fire
Jeff Heiken
Kensett Fire
Jesse Luther
Fertile Fire
Bob Rush
County EMS Director/Manly Fire
Ryan Schoon
Northwood Volunteer Fire Company
Sawyer Schulz
WCDA
A.J. Stone
Supervisor

Eminent Domain Compensation Commission

The Board of Supervisors shall appoint annually, not less than 28 residents of the county to serve as members of a compensation commission.

Aaron Carman
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Northwood
Tim Enderson
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Manly
David Irons
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Northwood
Larry M. Johnson
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Northwood
Tyson Robb
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Northwood
Paul Tenold
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Joice
Ben Tweeten
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee · Kensett
Keith Braun
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Northwood
Ron Davidson
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Northwood
Steve Davidson
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Northwood
David Hengesteg
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Northwood
Erling Myli
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Kensett
Arlo Rugland
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Northwood
Earl Trenhaile
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee · Manly
David Bang
Owners-City and Town Committee · Fertile
Dick Bruns
Owners-City and Town Committee · Fertile
Jane Podgorniak
Owners-City and Town Committee · Northwood
Roger Rustad
Owners-City and Town Committee · Northwood
Laura Sabby
Owners-City and Town Committee · Manly
Terry Steinmetz
Owners-City and Town Committee · Northwood
Steve Wise
Owners-City and Town Committee · Manly
Kris Gordon
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Kensett
Clara Helgeland
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Northwood
Myron Lupkes
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Northwood
Chad Nelson
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Northwood
Julie Robb
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Northwood
Michael Romig
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Manly
Eric Runde
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee · Kensett

Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission

Kristy Arzberger
Plymouth
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 6 Years
John Greve
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 6 Years
Edith Haenel
Supervisor Appointment · Kensett
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 6 Years
Loren Hoffman
Supervisor Appointment · Fertile
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 6 Years
Ron Miller
Supervisor Appointment · Joice
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 6 Years
Honorable Judge DeDra Schroeder

Shell Rock River Watershed Commission

Veterans Affairs Commission

The Board of Supervisors appoints the Commission of Veteran Affairs. The three members must be citizens of the United States and have an honorable discharge from one of the armed forces. Under the control of the Board of Supervisors, the commission shall disburse the Commission of Veteran Affairs funds to those discharged members of the armed services seeking aid.

Paul Ferley, Chairman
641-390-0009
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 3 Years
Phil Hackbart, Commissioner
641-512-6660
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 3 Years
Deb Herweyer, Chairman
605-220-2554
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 3 Years

Zoning Commission

Justin Faber
Kensett
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 3 Years
Jeff Gorball
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 3 Years
David Quisley
Northwood
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 3 Years
Todd Rothove
Kensett
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 3 Years
Dana Thomas
Kensett
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 3 Years

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