Board of Supervisors


513 N. Main St.
Burlington, IA 52601
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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Board of Supervisors

Functions of the Board

Board of Supervisors Functions

Three members are elected who serve staggered four-year terms

  • Elections are held every two years
  • Legislative body of county government
  • The Board elects one member annually to chair its activities
  • Responsible for overseeing the county budget
  • Make county policies
  • Set county tax levy
  • Promote economic development for the county
  • Approve bonds and reports
  • Board serves on a number of Boards and Commissions that affect all aspects of Des Moines County
  • Promotes and facilitates various cooperative efforts between and among other government entities and jurisdictions

Board of Supervisors Responsibilities

  • Administer Oaths and take affirmations
  • Approve budgets of county officials
  • Establish and vacate public highways
  • Allow claims against the county and order same paid
  • Levy taxes to raise revenue for county expenses
  • Fill vacancies for elected officials except for their own board
  • Constitute a drainage board for the drainage district of the county
  • Canvass the votes at the primary and general election and all other elections
  • Approve ordinances and amendments to ordinances
  • Enter into leases and insurance agreements
  • Approve bonds

Board Members

Jim CarySupervisor
Term Expires: 2024
Representative Appointments
Tom BroekerSupervisor
Term Expires: 2026
Representative Appointments
Shane McCampbellSupervisor
Term Expires: 2024
Representative Appointments

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