Programs and Initiatives

Boards & Commissions

If you are interested in applying for a board or commission, please reach out to Sarah Boese at or 515-286-3895. 

House File 243 requires all appointive boards, commissions, committees and councils of a political subdivision be gender balanced by January 1, 2012, by using a fair and unbiased method of selecting the best qualified applicant, regardless of gender, after making a three month good faith effort to appoint a gender balanced board. The Polk County Board of Supervisors will be considering gender balance in reviewing all board and commissions appointments to ensure compliance with this new law.

Economic Development

For additional information regarding the program, please contact
Deb Anderson, Budget Manager, at 515-286-3016,