POCAHONTAS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors serves as Pocahontas County’s top governing body. The board’s five members are elected from Supervisor Districts that are proportionate to the county’s population. Each district is redrawn following the completion of the decennial census. Each member serves a four-year term.
- Jeffrey Ives - Jeff represents District 1, which includes all of Des Moines, Roosevelt, Cummins, Powhatan, Garfield & Sherman Townships, portions of Center Townships and the communities of Havelock, Plover, and Rolfe. Ives has served on the Board of Supervisors since 2013.
- Clarence Siepker - Clarence represents District 2, which includes the North portion of Swan Lake Township, and the community of Laurens. Siepker has served on the Board of Supervisors since 2015.
- Kyle Smith - Kyle represents District 3, which includes a portion of Center Township and a portion of the community of Pocahontas. Smith has served on the Board of Supervisors since 2021.
- Brent Aden - Brent represents District 4, which includes all of Bellville, Lincoln, Lake, and Lizard Townships, a portion of Center Township, and the communities of Palmer and Gilmore City. Aden has served on the Board of Supervisors since 2019.
- Louis Stauter - Louis represents District 5, which includes all of Cedar, Dover, Grant, Marshall and Colfax Townships, the South portion of Swan Lake Township, and the communities of Fonda and Varina. Stauter, a farmer from rural Fonda, has served on the Board of Supervisors since 2008.
- Approves bonds of county officials
- Approves reports of county officials
- Establishes and vacates public highways
- Levies taxes to raise revenues for county purposes
- Allows claims against the county and orders same paid
- Fills vacancies in county offices, except members of its own body
- Constitutes a drainage board of the various districts of the county
- Allows or disallows homestead credit claims and military exemptions
- Approves cigarette, beer and liquor applications for permits outside cities
- Refunds taxes on property erroneously assessed