Supervisor’s Office

About the Board

In Polk County, the Board of Supervisors convenes each Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. to consider and act upon official business and approve personnel appointments.

The Board holds work sessions on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. with staff and others to discuss and clarify items for future agendas. Both meetings are held in Room 120 of the Administrative Office Building at 111 Court Avenue.

The budget process is the most important power of the Board. By using the budget process effectively, the Board is able to monitor and correct inefficiencies in all organizational units, including elected departments, quasi-organizations, and administrative departments.

Most importantly, the Board is available to its constituency on a full-time basis and can respond to issues of importance to citizens. The Board also appoints individuals or serves on a number of Boards and Commissions that affect all aspects of Polk County.

Our Mission Statement

To effectively represent the interests of County citizens and provide leadership in the greater community of Polk County.

Contact Us

Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 300
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 286-3120
FAX: (515) 323-5225