Supervisor’s Office

Programs and Initiatives

Boards & Commissions

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.

For additional information regarding the program, please contact Sarah Boese, Board Executive Assistant, at 515-286-3895, sarah.boese@polkcountyiowa.gov.

Community Betterment Grant Program

Awards

The Polk County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for Community Betterment Grants through their online application at http://apps.polkcountyiowa.gov/cbg. Applications will be accepted December 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017. The Board of Supervisors will review all applications to determine awards from March 3 through June 30.

For those who received funding through the Community Betterment Grant program last year, you will need to complete your grant reporting form through the application at http://apps.polkcountyiowa.gov/cbg. Once you sign in to the application, the grant reporting form is located in the My Grant Reports tab. Please note, you will not be able to apply for another grant until your grant reporting form has been completed.

For additional information regarding the program, please contact Lisa Moody-Tunks, Community Grant Administrator, at 286-2272, lisa.moody-tunks@polkcountyiowa.gov

Community Development Grant Program

If you are interested in applying for a Community Development Grant, please contact Lisa Moody-Tunks, Community Grant Administrator, at 286-2272, lisa.moody-tunks@polkcountyiowa.gov

Constituent Issues

Should you have an issue that needs to be addressed, please contact
Sarah Boese, Board Executive Assistant, at 515-286-3895, sarah.boese@polkcountyiowa.gov

Economic Development

For additional information regarding the program, please contact
Deb Anderson, Budget Manager, at 515-286-3016, deb.anderson@polkcountyiowa.gov

IEC Hotel Corporation Board of Directors

For more information and meeting agendas please go to the IEC Hotel Corporation Board of Directors page.

Minimum Wage

Polk County Minimum Wage Ordinance

Implementation Update

National Citizen's Survey

In 2014 the Polk County Board of Supervisors conducted the first National Citizen's Survey to measure the satisfaction that Polk County residents have regarding our community and Polk County services. The survey provided useful data that serves as a benchmark from which to make improvements and provided comparisons to cities and counties of similar size and demographics. We will use this information to work with local partners on continuing to improve our community and services.

Polk County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

For more information on the CJCC, please go to the CJCC Page.

Polk County Homeless Coordinating Council

For more information on the HCC, please go to the HCC Page.

Contact Us

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

Phone: (515) 286-3120
FAX: (515) 323-5225
Email:
CountyBoard@polkcountyiowa.gov