Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors of Pottawattamie County consists of five members, each elected in staggered, four-year terms. Meetings are held every Tuesday, with additional meetings as called by the Chairperson.

Board Members

Scott Belt Board Member
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Representative Appointments

Jeff Jorgensen Board Member
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Representative Appointments

Susan Miller Board Member
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Representative Appointments

Brian Shea Board Member
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Representative Appointments

Tim Wichman Board Member
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Representative Appointments

Duties of the Board of Supervisors

The Board's duties are varied and its authority embraces practically every aspect of County Government. The Board acts as a general business manager for County Government and the following are some of the duties and powers:

  1. Prepares the County Budget, determines tax requirements needed and levies taxes to raise revenue for expenditures.
  2. Appoints and fixes salaries of certain offices, deputies, permanent and temporary help, and fills vacancies in elective county offices, except members of its own body. Vacancies in the Board of Supervisors are filled by appointment made by the County Auditor, County Treasurer and County Recorder.
  3. Establishes policies and provides adequate funding in order to properly maintain the secondary roads system.
  4. Is responsible for certain social welfare programs for the citizens.
  5. Performs a variety of duties relating to agriculture and conservation, including participation in flood and erosion control, appointment of a Conservation Board, establishing drainage districts and zoning of County lands.
  6. Makes official canvass of voters of the County following primary, general and special elections.
  7. All bills paid by the County must be allowed by the Board of Supervisors before payment can be made by the County.
  8. Approve Beer, Liquor and Cigarette licenses, sending these results to the Beer & Liquor Control Department in Ankeny, Iowa, for final approval.

The Board members appoint the following department heads, boards and commissions members:

  • Buildings and Grounds Director
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • County Engineer
  • Community Services Director
  • GIS Coordinator
  • Human Resources Director
  • Medical Examiner
  • Planning Director
  • Veteran Affairs Director
  • Civil Service Commission Members
  • Compensation Board Members
  • Compensation/Condemnation Commission Members
  • Conservation Board Members
  • Judicial Magistrate Commission Members
  • Veteran Affairs Commission Members
  • Board of Health Members
  • Weed Commissioner
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Members
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment Members
  • Board of Appeals Members
Phone Primary: (712) 328-5644
Secondary: (712) 328-5641
Fax: (712) 328-5770
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Second Floor
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501