Veteran Affairs

Office open to the public

Our office is taking significant steps to make sure the building is as clean as possible. The public has the option whether or not they would like to wear a mask. We ask that you call the Office at 712-328-5797 if you would like to schedule an appointment before coming to the building.

Pottawattamie County Veteran Affairs is a department of Pottawattamie County, Iowa providing assistance in determining eligibility for County, State, and Federal Veterans Benefits.

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The services we provide include completion of forms, referrals, follow-up services, assistance as needed, free of charge to veterans and their dependents. Our caseworkers are nationally accredited by the Federal Department of Veteran Affairs.

The Commission of Veteran Affairs Department provides two programs:

Summary of Veterans Benefits


The Pottawattamie County Veteran Relocation
Incentive Program was created to encourage
Veterans to move within the county. The program is
available to Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans. If you're interested please fill out this application and send it to


  • Holly Collins | Chairwoman  ARMY (Term 7/1/2019 thru 6/30/2022)
  • Brad Powell | Secretary NAVY ( Term 7/1/2021 Thru 6/30/2024)
  • Mick Guttau | Member  ARMY (Term 7/1/2020 thru 6/30/2023)
  • Brittany Rockwell | Member  ARMY (Term 7/1/2021 Thru 6/30/2024)
  • David Hazlewood | Member MARINE CORPS (7/1/2021 Thru 6/30/2024)

Application Form for Boards Commissions

Commission Guideline

Veteran Affairs Staff:

Helpful Links

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In Remembrance

This site is intended as a place to remember and honor American service members lost in Afghanistan and Iraq.

There is a profile for each service member based on available information. Obituaries received from newspaper affiliates are also included. Information is updated daily. In addition, there is a Guest Book for each service member. All Guest Book entries are free and are posted after being reviewed for appropriate content.

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Home Base Iowa

Home Base Iowa’s mission is to provide veterans and transitioning service members and their families with opportunities and benefits for a successful transition in Iowa — a place to call home. Visit their website to learn more about those opportunities in Pottawattamie County.


Pottawattamie Commission of Veteran Affairs Updates:

Iowa Veterans Home
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Department of Veteran Affairs
National Resource Directory

Margarita Dooley
Margarita Dooley
Director of Veteran Affairs
Phone (712) 328-5797
Fax: (712) 328-5726
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
Location Veteran Affairs
623 6th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51501