Jamie Fitzgerald has served as Polk County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections since January 2007.
Fitzgerald manages a staff of 49 full-time employees in five departments. His office is responsible for a wide variety of functions, ranging from paying all of Polk County's bills to conducting elections in Iowa's largest county.
As County Auditor, one of Fitzgerald's top priorities has been utilizing technology and increasing efficiency to benefit Polk County residents. This includes making all Board of Supervisor meeting materials digitally and putting all audio of Board meetings online.
Fitzgerald's office has also worked to place more than 100 years of Board meeting minutes online for the public to view and re-recorded all audio from the past meetings. This provides a historical record and ensures a permanent copy of these meetings.
Fitzgerald has overseen the digitization of all of the Polk County transfer index book's 84,300 pages. This allows citizens to trace online every property transaction in Polk County's history.
As Commissioner of Elections, Fitzgerald oversees all elections in Polk County and maintains records for more than 269,000 registered voters.
The Polk County Auditor's office has received the Government Finance Officers Association's "Excellence in Financial Reporting" award.
Fitzgerald received an Associate of Arts degree from Iowa Central Community College and a Bachelor of Arts from Iowa State University. He has also received a Certified Public Manager Certificate from Drake University.
Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald can be contacted at (515)286-3080 or Jamie.Fitzgerald@polkcountyiowa.gov.
List of previous Polk County Auditor's
F.B. Burbidge (1851-1851) – Elected Aug.1851 / died in Oct. 1851
Bryon Rice (1851- 1855) (appointed) elected in 1852 – resigned June, 1855
Barlow Granger (June 19 – August 23, 1855) appointed TFV
Thomas H. Napier (1855-1859)
John H. McClelland (1860 – 1865)
O.W. Bentley was elected in 1865 and resigned September 15, 1865
M.W. Folsom was appointed TFV for the remainder of 1865
John G. Weeks was elected to fill the remainder of the term (1866-67)
Polk County Judge was changed to Polk County Auditor in 1867
John B. Miller (1868-1873)
George C. Baker (1874-1877)
George W. Bristow (1878-1883)
Bruce E. Jones (1884-1887)
Amos W. Brandt (1888-1894)
J.S. McQuiston (1895-1900)
Fred Cope (1901-1904)
Lew Burnett (1905-1908)
Harry B. Frase (1909-1914)
F.J. Alber (1915-1920)
C.W. Rhoads (1921-1923)
J.G. Cook (1924-1932)
Ernest S. Olmsted (1933-1938)
Louis Lindstrum (1939-1948)
Harold Anderson (1949-1956)
Homer Adcock (1957-1959) resigned April 7, 1959
William McCulloch (appointed) served (April 1959 – 1968)
James Maloney (1969-1984) resigned February 16, 1984
Michael A. Mauro (appointed) served (February – November 1984)
Ned Chiodo (appointed) served (1984 – 1987)
Tom Parkins (appointed) served (1987-1996)
Michael A. Mauro (1997-2007)
Jamie Fitzgerald (appointed) served (2007 – current)