Boards and Commissions

The Crawford County Board of Supervisors takes applications for various county board and commission appointments. Crawford County appreciates diversity in these appointments in an attempt to comply with Iowa Code Section 69.16A Gender Balance, encouraging men and women citizens 18 years or older to apply. These are unpaid positions. Term and dates of appointments vary.

Airport Zoning Commission

Paul Assman
Term Ends: 12/31/26
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Duane Zenk
Term Ends: 12/31/26
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Board of Adjustment

Five-member board to review county zoning ordinance and hear requests for variances or special exceptions to the ordinance.
Diane Boettger
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 5 Years
Doug Gronau
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 5 Years
Robert Kroll
Term Ends: 12/31/25
Term Length:
Steve Mumm
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 5 Years
Justin Tripp
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 5 Years

Board of Directors of Third Judicial District

Eric Skoog
Term Ends: 12/31/20
Term Length: 1 Year

Board of Health

Five-member board to provide guidance and oversee operations of the County Public Health department.
Marcy Larson
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 3 Years
Elizabeth Ranninger
Term Ends: 12/31/23
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Patty Ritchie
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 3 Years
Douglass Soseman
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Tim Weber
Term Ends: 12/31/23
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Civil Service Commission

Three-member commission to oversee examinations, promotions, and discipline issues relating to Deputy Sheriffs.
Gwen Ecklund
Term Ends: 8/31/22
Term Length: 6 Years
Reed Reitz
Term Ends: 8/31/26
Term Length: 6 Years
Dale Wight
Term Ends: 8/31/22
Term Length: 6 Years

Commission to Assess Damages

A 28-member commission representing realtors, farmers, bankers, auctioneers and city property owners to be available to the chief judge of the judicial district to assess damages to property taken by eminent domain.
Lyle Frazier
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Leroy Hight
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Clarence Hoffman
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Carlton Petersen
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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James Rasmussen
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Todd Schultz
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Wesley Stoelk
Knowledge of Property Value-Bankers, Auctioneers, Appraisers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Dean Argotsingeer
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Jeffrey Feilmeier
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Dave Muhlbauer
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Steven Riesselman
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Dwain Swensen
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Steve Vary
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Randy Weed
Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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John Campbell
Owners-City and Town Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Nyle Gruhn
Owners-City and Town Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Leonard Kaufman
Owners-City and Town Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Lyle Kaufmann
Owners-City and Town Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Karen Kennedy
Owners-City and Town Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Verlin Koch
Owners-City and Town Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Allen Staley
Owners-City and Town Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Jim Brown
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Keith Kerkhoff
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Tom Pauley
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Berneil Preul
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Rita Schechinger
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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John Walsh
Real Estate-Salespersons or Brokers Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Conservation Board

Five-member board to provide guidance and oversee operations of the County Conservation department.
Mary Eiten
Term Ends: 12/31/25
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Steve Hall
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 5 Years
Ken Huntley
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 5 Years
Rachel Jacobsen
Term Ends: 12/31/22
Term Length: 5 Years
Mike Petersen
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 5 Years

Deputy Medical Examiner

Deputy Medical Examiners are appointed by the Medical Examiner. They investigate deaths in the county if the Medical Examiner is unavailable.
Dr. John Ingram
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 2 Years

E-911 Alternate

Jean Heiden
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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E-911 Board

Kyle Schultz
Term Ends: 12/31/20
Term Length: 1 Year

Historical Preservation Commission

Ken Kahl
Term Ends: 12/31/23
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Penny Kinney
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 3 Years
Dan Mundt
Term Ends: 12/31/23
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Amy Pieper
Term Ends: 12/31/23
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Christy Rickers
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 3 Years

Judicial Nominating Commission

Kathy Berens-Brownmiller
Term Ends: 12/31/20
Term Length: 6 Years
Verlin Koch
Term Ends: 12/31/20
Term Length: 6 Years
Peggy Staley
Term Ends: 12/31/20
Term Length: 6 Years

Law Enforcement Board of Operations

Duane Zenk
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Medical Examiner

Dr. Dennis Crabb
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 2 Years

Medical Examiner Investigator

Medical Examiner Investigators are appointed by the Medical Examiner to assist in the investigation of deaths that happen in the county.
Spring McMinemee
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 2 Years
Dustin Miller
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 2 Years
Patrick Stevens
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 2 Years

Region XII COG Policy Council

Rachel Desy
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Loren Schultz
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Region XII Housing Authority

Sherry Vaughn
Term Ends: 9/30/21
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Solid Waste Commission

Jay Ford
Term Ends: 6/30/22
Term Length: 2 Years
Eileen Sailor
Term Ends: 6/30/22
Term Length: 2 Years
Kyle Schultz
Term Ends: 6/30/22
Term Length: 2 Years

Veteran's Affairs Commission

Three-member commission to provide guidance and oversee operations of the Veteran Affairs department.
LaWayne Gronau
Term Ends: 6/30/21
Term Length: 3 Years
Dean Nelson
Term Ends: 6/30/23
Term Length: 3 Years
Monica Walley
Term Ends: 6/30/22
Term Length: 3 Years

Zoning Administrator

Duane Zenk
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Zoning Commission

Five-member commission to review and enforce county zoning ordinance and make recommendations on any proposed changes to the same.
Gayle Cose
Term Ends: 12/31/25
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Eugene Mohr
Term Ends: 12/31/21
Term Length: 5 Years
Wayne Neumann
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 5 Years
Rita Schechinger
Term Ends: 12/31/23
Term Length: 5 Years

This list is not all-inclusive. The Board of Supervisors is always looking for people interested in serving their community. Applications are required and can be obtained at the office of the Crawford County Auditor. Additional information may be obtained by calling (712) 263-3045.