Board of Supervisors

Each year, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, coordinating with other County elected officials and department heads, conducts a thorough budgeting process to create the County’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The public is invited to attend any and all meetings.

A preliminary schedule for the Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) budget meetings, including specific department budget discussions, is listed below. Meeting dates, times and department discussions are subject to change. All meetings are scheduled to take place in the Board Room on the second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City. All budget work sessions will be live-streamed via the Johnson County website and Zoom. Check the website to confirm the schedule and view or print meeting agendas, which are available at

The first budget meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Department-specific meetings wrap up mid-January 2022, with general budget discussions and decisions occurring in January and February. There will be three public hearings – one at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, and a second at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, with the third public hearing immediately following. The board will discuss the budget at a work session at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, and will vote on it at the formal meeting which begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022. County budgets must be filed with the State of Iowa by Wednesday, March 31, 2022.

Johnson County budget meeting schedule

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon
Finance; Veterans Affairs; Medical Examiner; Planning, Development and Sustainability

Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon
SEATS/Fleet, Auditor’s Office, Recorder’s Office, Human Resources

Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon
County Attorney’s Office, Physical Plant, Treasurer’s Office, Ambulance

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon
Sheriff’s Office, Information Technology, Technology

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon
Joint Emergency Communications Center, Central Services, Internal Committees

Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon
Board of Supervisors Office, Historic Poor Farm, Insurance

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon
Capital Projects, Capital Expenditures, Maintenance and Capital Improvement Plan, Energy Reinvestment Fund

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Social Services, Economic Development and Quality of Life Grants

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Secondary Roads, Secondary Roads 5-Year Road Plan

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Conservation, Mental Health and Disability Services and County Case Management, GuideLink Center, Public Health

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Economic Development and Quality of Life Grants decisions, Discussion and decision making vote 1

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Discussion and decision making vote 2

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Emergency Management; Decision making vote 3, if needed

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, 9 a.m.
Discussion and decision making

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, 9 a.m.
Approve publishing of Proposed Tax Asking Notice

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Proposed Tax Asking Public Hearing and approve resolution

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, 9 a.m.
Approve publishing of Budget Estimate Notice

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Budget Estimate Public Hearing, Bonding Public Hearing

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 9 a.m.
Informal vote

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 9 a.m.
Formal vote

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