Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on April 24, 2014

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has the responsibility of appointing local county residents to various Johnson County Board and Commissions. These Boards and Commissions include, but are not limited to, the Board of Appeals, the Board of Health, the Building Code Board of Appeals, the Conservation Board, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Commission of Veterans Affairs. The Board appreciates the commitment made by the members of the public who volunteer their time and expertise for these Boards and Commissions. The Board has adopted this policy to ensure all volunteers understand, at the outset, the expectations the Board has for their attendance at meetings upon appointment.

The Board considers regular attendance at meetings an integral part of one’s service on a Board or Commission. While it is not uncommon for someone to miss an occasional meeting, absences should be avoided as they can impair the work done by the Board or Commission on behalf of the public. Additionally, prolonged absences may be grounds for removal from the Board or Commission under the Iowa Code.

With these principles in mind, County employees have been instructed to keep track of attendance at the Board and Commission meetings they staff. In the event a Board or Commission member misses three regularly-scheduled meetings in a row or an inordinate number of meetings in a six-month period, the County employee staffing the Board or Commission is directed to contact the Board of Supervisors’ Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant will then contact the Board or Commission member in question to remind her/him of the importance of regular attendance and to determine if s/he still wishes to continue serving on the Board or Commission.

Nothing in this policy is meant to limit the Board of Supervisors’ ability to remove a member from a County Board or Commission in any manner permitted by the Iowa Code.