Boards, Commissions and Councils


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Johnson County boards and commissions are subject to Code of Iowa Chapter 21 “Official Meetings Open to Public” and Chapter 22 “Examination of Public Records” and must comply with their requirements.

Gender balance: Iowa Code Section 69.16A requires gender balance on County boards and commissions required or governed by state law, unless the County has made a good faith effort for a minimum of three months to appoint a qualified person. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors extends this requirement to apply to all appointees of the Board of Supervisors regardless of whether the board or commission is required by state law.

Eligible elector: Some boards and commissions require you to be an “eligible elector,” defined in Iowa Code Section 39.3 as “a person who possesses all of the qualifications necessary to entitle the person to be registered to vote [in Johnson County], whether or not the person is in fact so registered.” Please refer to the vacancy press release at /vacancies to confirm whether appointees are required to possess eligible elector status. If the vacancy press release makes no mention, then this requirement does not apply.

When applying, please keep in mind the Johnson County Policy on Attendance on County Boards and Commissions: 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.

The following is a list of the Boards and Commissions of Johnson County, Iowa. Please click on the name to view more information about that Board or Commission. (Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view all of the following links. For a free reader see the bottom of this page.)

Board of Health
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Public Health Director Dave Koch, [email protected], 319-356-6040
• Meeting information: The Board of Health meets monthly (typically, the third Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Health and Human Services Building), annually in a Joint Meeting with the Board of Supervisors, and as needed.


Board of Supervisors
Agendas and minutes
Archived agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Board of Supervisors Office Executive Director Mike Hensch, [email protected], 319-356-6000
• Meeting information: The Board of Supervisors holds weekly formal and informal meetings every Thursday at 9 a.m. (second Thursday at 5:30 p.m.) and work session meetings (days/times vary, but typically every Wednesday at 9 a.m.) in the Administration Building Boardroom, and other meetings as needed.


Building Code Board of Appeals
Current members
Agendas and minutes
• Staff contact: Planning, Development and Sustainability Lead Building Inspector Neil Bombei, [email protected]hnsoncountyiowa.gov, 319-356-6083
• Meeting information: The Building Code Board of Appeals meets at least once annually, on a January or February evening (typically in the Administration Building), with additional meetings scheduled in the event of an appeal or upon special request.


Civil Service Commission
Duties
Current members
• Staff contact: Sheriff’s Office Administrative Assistant Susie McAreavy, [email protected], 319-356-6020
• Meeting information: The Civil Service Commission meets at least once annually (typically in the Sheriff’s Office). Date/time of the meeting varies.


Commission of Veteran Affairs
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Veterans Affairs Director Gary Boseneiler, [email protected], 319-356-6049
• Meeting information: The Commission of Veteran Affairs meets monthly (typically the third Tuesday in the Health and Human Services Building), attends an annual training conference in the fall, quarterly regional meetings (location varies), and other veteran events as needed.


Compensation Board
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
• Staff contact: Deputy Auditor Nancy Tomkovicz, [email protected], 319-356-6004
• Meeting information: The Compensation Board meets annually, typically one evening in January, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.


Compensation Commission
Duties
Current members
• Staff contact: Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Raquel Wray, [email protected], 319-356-6020


Conservation Board
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Conservation Director Larry Gullett, [email protected], 319-645-2315


County Assessor Board of Review
Webpage
• Staff Contact: County Assessor Tom Van Buer, [email protected], 319-356-6078


County Case Management Advisory Board
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
• Staff contact: County Case Management Administrator Jane Wollum, [email protected], 319-688-5835


Decategorization Board
Duties, current members, and webpage
Agendas and minutes
• Staff contact: Social Services Director Lynette Jacoby, [email protected], 319-356-6090


Emergency Management Agency Commission
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Wilson, [email protected], 319-356-6761


Empowerment Board
Duties, current members, and webpage
Agendas and minutes
• Staff contact: Empowerment/Early Childhood Iowa Early Childhood Specialist Laurie Nash, [email protected], 319-339-6179


Food Policy Council
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Board of Supervisors Office Local Foods Coordinator Ilsa Dewald, [email protected], 319-356-6000


Historic Preservation Commission
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
• Staff contact: Board of Supervisors Office Grants Assistant Donna Brooks, [email protected], 319-356-6000


Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Region 6
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Emergency Management Coordinator, Dave Wilson, [email protected], 319-356-6761


Iowa City Assessor Board of Review
Webpage
• Staff contact: Iowa City Assessor Brad Comer, [email protected], 319-356-6066


Johnson County - Iowa City Airport Zoning Board of Adjustment
Duties
Current members
Webpage
• City of Iowa City contact: Airport Operations Specialist Michael Tharp, [email protected], 319-356-5045


Johnson County - Iowa City Airport Zoning Commission
Duties
Current members
Webpage
• City of Iowa City contact: Airport Operations Specialist Michael Tharp, [email protected], 319-356-5045


Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission
Duties
Current members
• State of Iowa contact: Johnson County Clerk of Court Kim Montover, [email protected], 319-356-6060


Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff Contact: Family Services Manager Laurie Nash, [email protected] 319-356-6090


Livable Community for Successful Aging Policy Board
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Social Services Director Lynette Jacoby, [email protected], 319-356-6090


Medical Examiner
Duties
Current members
Webpage
• Staff contact: Medical Examiner Administrator Clayton Schuneman, [email protected], 319-339-6197


Planning and Zoning Commission
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Public hearing notices
Archived agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Planning, Development and Sustainability Clerk II Julia Dodds, [email protected], 319-356-6083


Resource Enhancement Committee (REAP)
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Resource enhancement and protection plan (1990-1995)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources REAP information
• Staff contact: Board of Supervisors Office Administrative Assistant Jill Wenger, [email protected], 319-356-6000


SEATS Paratransit Advisory Committee
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff Contact: (SEATS) Transportation and Fleet Director Tom Brase, [email protected], 319-339-6128


Zoning Board of Adjustment
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Public hearing notices
Archived agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff contact: Planning, Development and Sustainability Clerk II Julia Dodds, [email protected], 319-356-6083



Archived Boards, Commissions and Councils

The following is a list of the Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Councils that are expired and no longer convene meetings.

Comprehensive Plan Committee
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
• Staff contact: Planning, Development and Sustainability Clerk II Julia Dodds, [email protected], 319-356-6083


Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee

Current members
Agendas and minutes
• Staff contact: Board of Supervisors Office Executive Director Mike Hensch, [email protected], 319-356-6000

Health Improvement Planning
Agendas and minutes
• Staff contact: Public Health Director Dave Koch, [email protected], 319-356-6040

Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Technical Advisory Committee
Duties
Current members


Land Use Plan Update Committee
Agendas and minutes
Webpage
• Staff Contact: Planning, Development and Sustainability Clerk II Julia Dodds [email protected] 319-356-6083


Minimum Wage Advisory Committee
Duties
Current members
Agendas and minutes
Resolution establishing committee
Webpage
• Staff contact: Board of Supervisors Office Administrative Assistant Jill Wenger, [email protected], 319-356-6000


Trails Advisory Committee
Agendas and minutes