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Patty Judge, secretary of agriculture
Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines 50319
The 40th General Assembly consolidated several state divisions and created
the Iowa Department of Agriculture in 1923. The 71st General Assembly in 1986
restructured the department by adding the Agricultural Development Authority, Grain
Warehouse Bureau and Soil Conservation Division. The Legislature also changed the agency's
name to Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to reflect its broadened focus.
The object of the department is to encourage, promote, market and advance the interests of agriculture, including production practices such as organic or conventional that may lead to direct marketing of raw product or processed goods. The department has the responsibility of providing consumer protection through the regulatory programs administered by the regulatory, laboratory and inspection services. The department is responsible for the preservation and improvement of the quality of two of the states most important natural resources, soil and water. In order to assure a timely transition from one generation in the agricultural community to the next, the department provides financial assistance for beginning farmers through a variety of loan and loan guarantee programs.
The department is comprised of five divisions: Administrative, Agricultural Development Authority, Laboratory, Regulatory and Soil Conservation.
Administrative - Mary Jane Olney, director, Wallace State Office
Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5681
The agricultural diversification bureau promotes and develops diversification of Iowa's horticultural industry by promoting fresh fruits and vegetables and other products at farmers markets, and by producing product directories of fruit, vegetable and Christmas tree producers in the state. The bureau administers the Farmer's Market Nutritional Program, a program to provide a supplemental source of fresh fruits and vegetables for women, infants and children who are nutritionally at risk.
The agricultural marketing bureau promotes and monitors the value of Iowa commodities. The marketing bureau, along with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, has developed the Livestock Market News Program, which tracks the flow and sale of livestock by covering 18 auction sales throughout the state. Corn and soybean prices are gathered daily from 47 Iowa elevators by the bureau's Grain Market News program. All commodity information is posted daily on the Department's Internet website (www.state.ia.us/agriculture/index.html). The marketing bureau actively works toward adding value to Iowa commodities by attracting producers and processors to value-added enterprises through the development of promotional activities and involvement in national trade shows.
The office of renewable fuels and co-products promotes ethanol, biodiesel and other renewable fuels made from Iowa agricultural commodities. Through the Rural Economic Value-Added Mentoring Program (REVAMP), technical and business planning assistance is provided for the development of renewable fuel and co-product production facilities and innovative value-added businesses. Since the program started in April 1994, 319 businesses have received REVAMP assistance.
Agricultural Development Authority - Steven K. Ferguson, executive director, 505 Fifth Avenue, Suite 327, Des Moines 50309-2322; 515/281-6444
The Agricultural Development Authority was established to assist Iowans in pursuing and maintaining careers in farming. The authority administers the Iowa Beginning Farmer Loan Program and Loan Participation Program. Beginning farm loans are available to purchase land, machinery, livestock and buildings. IADA loans may also be used to improve existing buildings and farmland. The authority may issue bonds and notes and may participate in and cooperate with any federal or state agency to finance its programs.
The authority sponsors educational programs for beginning farmers and provides funding for the Iowa Agricultural Youth Institute, the Iowa FFA Foundation, Post Secondary Agriculture Students, and other agriculturally related organizations.
Board Members EDWARD ENGSTROM, chair, Kanawha; SONJA LARSEN,
vice chair, Ottumwa
Ex-officio Members PATTY JUDGE, secretary of agriculture; MICHAEL L. FITZGERALD, treasurer of state
The 71st General Assembly established the Iowa Grain Indemnity Board within the department. The seven-member board determines claims and adjusts the fees of the Iowa Grain Depositors and Sellers Indemnity Fund. This fund was established to protect producers, state-licensed grain dealers and warehouse operators. Currently, there is a per-bushel fee on all grain sold or stored in a state-licensed grain facility and an annual fee on all state-licensed grain dealers and warehouse operations.
Board Members PATTY JUDGE, president, secretary of agriculture; MARTIN FRANCIS, commissioner of insurance's designee; STEVE MILLER, state treasurer's designee; ED HERSHBERGER, Kalona; CAROLYN ROBERTS, Peterson; BRUCE YUNGCLAS, Webster City; DONNA WINBURN, Grinnell
Laboratory - Daryl Frey, director, Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-8589
The Laboratory Division assures that feed, fertilizer, pesticide and seed products meet the guarantees stated on the product label. The division works closely with federal agencies to enforce federal pesticide laws, protect the human food chain from the introduction of contaminants and prevent the introduction of plant pests. The division provides laboratory services to the department's Regulatory Division by analyzing food, dairy and meat products. Three administrative bureaus are organized under the Laboratory Division: Commercial Feed Bureau, Fertilizer Bureau and Pesticide Bureau. The division's laboratories include: the Drug and Vitamin Laboratory, Entomology and Seed Laboratory, Feed and Fertilizer Laboratory, Food and Dairy Laboratory, and the Pesticide Residue and Formulations Laboratory.
The Regulatory Division provides fundamental consumer and producer protection to Iowans through a staff that includes field inspectors, veterinarians and grain warehouse examiners. These protections include food safety, sanitation, financial integrity of grain facilities and the inspection of commercial weighing and measuring devices.
The division supports economic development in Iowa by providing assurances of the quality and safety of Iowa agricultural products. The field staff is supported by technicians and program specialists in the following bureaus: Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Meat and Poultry, Grain Warehouse, Dairy Products Control and Weights and Measures. The division administers the state's Horse and Dog Breeding Program and provides staff for the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine and the Grain Indemnity Board.
Soil Conservation - James B. Gulliford, director, Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-6146
The Division of Soil Conservation is responsible for state leadership in the areas of soil, water and mineral resource management. The division's mission includes setting the state's priorities, formulating and implementing programs, and establishing policies for protecting and preserving these natural resources in Iowa. The division provides assistance and support to Iowa's 100 soil and water conservation districts. It carries out programs for licensing mineral extraction, coal mining regulation and mined land reclamation.
The division provides financial incentive programs to assist farmers with the installation of soil and water conservation practices, livestock waste management systems and water quality protection practices. The division administers the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP), Water Quality Protection Project program that supports local watershed projects to protect priority water resources, including municipal water supply reservoirs, trout streams and public lakes.
State Soil Conservation Committee Members DIANE THOMPSON,
chair, Forest City; MARY ANN DRISH, vice chair, Brighton; MUFFY HARMON, Des Moines;
RUSSELL BRANDES, Hancock; GERALD JOHNSON, New Hampton; JOHN E. SELLERS, JR; Corydon;
MADELINE MEYER, Odebolt; KEN MCNICHOLS, Bondurant; ROGER HOWELL, Earlham
Veterinary Medicine, Iowa Board of - John J. Schiltz, D.V.M., secretary, Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5305
The Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine was created in 1900 when the first Veterinary Practice Act became effective. The five-member board has three members who are licensed veterinarians and two members who represent the public. The state veterinarian serves as the board's secretary.
The board offers examinations in April and December to qualified applicants to determine their personal and professional qualifications to practice veterinary medicine in Iowa. The board sets the standards for certification of veterinary assistants, and may conduct investigations, hold hearings, and take disciplinary action in matters involving the practice of veterinary medicine.
Board Members DON JACOBI, D.V.M., vice chair, Harlan; JANE
MCCALL, Manchester; BRUCE VAN ZEE, D.V.M., Oakland; 2 Vacant positions
R. Creig Slayton, director
524 Fourth St., Des Moines 50309-2364
515/281-1333; 1-800-362-2587; TTY 515/281-1355; FAX 515/281-1263
JOHN WELLMAN, chair, Des Moines; term expires 2001; ROBERT J. MARTIN, Davenport; term expires 2000; JULIA SCURR, Mt. Pleasant; term expires 2002
The Department for the Blind, created in 1925, works with Iowans who are blind in support of their rights and aspirations to participate fully, productively and equally as first-class citizens within society. The department offers a variety of services. Its divisions and/or functions are: orientation and adjustment center, vocational and independent living rehabilitation, library for the blind and physically handicapped, business enterprises, special tools, devices and aids, registry of the blind, and public education and information about blindness.
The orientation and adjustment center is a residential training program for blind adults. Blind persons, especially newly blinded individuals, come to learn the techniques and skills of blindness, and, more importantly to develop positive attitudes about themselves as human beings who happen to be blind. Typical skills taught are travel with the "long white cane," communications such as Braille and keyboarding skills, cooking, sewing, and other homemaking skills, uses of technology and industrial arts.
Vocational and independent living rehabilitation assists blind persons to realize their maximum potential of independence and self-support. Rehabilitation teachers provide one-on-one teaching of the skills and techniques of blindness in a person's home community. Rehabilitation counselors work with blind persons to develop vocational goals, receive appropriate vocational training and employment. Independent living teachers provide services to blind Iowans who are ineligible for traditional vocational rehabilitation services because of age or a severe secondary disability. They work with individuals in their home communities and provide instruction in the skills and techniques of blindness. They expose blind persons to positive attitudes about blindness and assist in developing community based support systems.
The library for the blind and physically handicapped provides books and magazines in the alternative media of braille, recorded disc, cassette tape, and large type to eligible Iowans. Individuals who are blind, have a vision loss that does not constitute legal blindness, but is sufficient to prevent use of standard print with ease, physically handicapped or reading disabled persons qualify for library service. The library also distributes machines on which the records and tapes may be played.
The Business Enterprises Program enables blind Iowans to operate food service facilities on federal, state, municipal, and private property. The provision of initial and ongoing food service and management training, as well as beginning inventory and purchase of equipment, means that blind persons in the program can become self-sufficient, tax paying citizens.
The department makes available a variety of specialized aids, appliances and recreational items that can be purchased by blind Iowans at cost or furnished as part of some individual rehabilitation plans. White canes for independent travel, Braille and electronic watches and clocks, specially marked games, Braille and print writing devices, various types of measuring equipment and miscellaneous aids are among the items available.
A number of blind children are enrolled in regular public schools throughout the state. Upon request, the department works with the Bureau of Special Education of the Department of Education to procure books and specialized material for those children and to provide counseling and guidance.
A registry of the blind in Iowa showing cause of blindness, age and other
statistical information valuable in program evaluation and planning is maintained by the
department. It is estimated that there are more than 57,000 blind Iowans and that 25
Iowans become blind each week.
Diann Wilder-Tomlinson, executive director
211 E. Maple Street, Des Moines 50309-1858
515/281-4121; 1/800/457-4416; Fax 515/242-5840
JACK MORLAN, West Des Moines; term expires 2001; ROBERT L. SMITH, JR., Waterloo; term expires 2001 ; FLORA M. LEE, Sioux City; term expires 2001; MOHAMAD W. KHAN, Pleasant Hill; term expires 2001; ALICIA P. CLAYPOOL, Des Moines; term expires 2003; RACHAEL J. SCHERLE, Henderson; term expires 2003; DAVID R. LESHTZ, Iowa City; term expires 2003
Under the Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965, as amended, the Civil Rights
Commission is charged with investigating, holding hearings, and rendering decisions on any
complaints of unfair or discriminatory practices in public accommodations, employment,
credit, housing, apprenticeship programs, on-the-job training programs and vocational
schools on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, or
disability; and with planning and conducting programs designed to eliminate racial,
religious, cultural, and intergroup tensions. The commission consists of seven members
appointed by the governor to staggered terms of four years subject to the advice and
consent of the Senate. No more than four members of the commission shall belong to the
same political party, and its membership shall represent as wide an area as practical.
Hearings are provided in the event of failure of conciliation, and orders resulting from
such hearings are subject to judicial review. Commission officers are elected by the
members and serve for one year starting on May 1.
Roger Halvorson, director
Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319
The Department of Commerce was created to coordinate and administer the various regulatory, service, and licensing functions of the state relating to the conducting of business and commerce in the state.
The chief administrative officer of the department is the director. The director shall be appointed by the governor from among those individuals who serve as heads of the divisions within the department. The appointment shall rotate among the division heads such that the division head of any one division shall not be appointed to be the director for a second year until such time as each division head has served as the director. A division head appointed to be the director shall fulfill the responsibilities and duties of the director in addition to the individual's responsibilities and duties as the head of a division. The department consists of the Office of Administrative Services and the following divisions:
Administrative Services - Martin Deaton, Chief of Services; 1918 SE Hulsizer, Ankeny 50021; 515/281-7364
Administrative Services provides data processing, personnel, payroll and shared administrative support services for the department, and coordinates the development of the department's finances.
ROBERT L. CRAMER, Boone; term expires 2003; SHIRLEY DAGGETT, Earlham; term expires 2004; DARYL K. HENZE, Urbandale; term expires 2002; DR. SUZANNE B. MULDER, Ames; term expires 2000; DICK C. STOFFER, Chariton; term expires 2001
The Alcoholic Beverages Division was created administratively within the Department of Commerce to administer and enforce the laws of this state concerning beer, wine and alcoholic liquor. The division also has the sole power to buy, import, and sell at wholesale all alcoholic liquors in the state. Total funds generated in FY98 were in excess of $56 million with over $40 million being directly deposited into the state general fund. The wholesaling of liquor to package liquor stores accounted for approximately $33 million of total transfer.
An Alcoholic Beverages Commission was created within the division and is composed of five members, not more than three of whom shall belong to the same political party. Commission members are appointed by the governor for five-year terms subject to confirmation by two-thirds of the Senate. The commission shall act as a division policy-making body and serve in an advisory capacity to the division administrator.
The division administrator is appointed by the governor to a four-year term subject to confirmation by two-thirds of the Senate. The administrator supervises the daily operations of the division and executes the policies of the division as determined by the commission. The commission may affirm, reverse, or amend all actions of the administrator, including but not limited to the following instances:
A. Purchase of alcoholic liquor for resale by the division.
The division has the sole power to appoint necessary employees; to determine the nature, form and capacity of packages kept or sold under the act, and to prescribe or approve labels and seals to be placed on same; to license, inspect, and control the manufacture of alcoholic liquors in Iowa; and to make rules and regulations necessary for carrying out the provisions of the act.
CARMELA BROWN, Des Moines; term expires 2001; NANCY V. DUNKEL, Dyersville; term expires 2001; SANDRA T. HOWARD, Council Bluffs; term expires 2001; ROBERT THOMSON, Charles City; term expires 2001; WILLIAM MOUW, Sioux Center; term expires 2001; ALAN ZUCKERT, Des Moines; term expires 2001
The superintendent of banking and members of the state banking board are appointed by the Governor to a term of four years. The superintendent is an ex-officio member and chair of the state banking board, which acts in an advisory capacity in matters which come before the superintendent.
The superintendent of banking is charged with the supervision and regulation of all state-chartered banks, trust companies, finance companies, credit card companies, debt management companies, and persons engaged in the business of selling written instruments for payment or transmission of money. The banking division is also the licensing authority for mortgage bankers, brokers, and registrants. It is the responsibility of the superintendent and division staff to protect the interests and rights of depositors, creditors, and shareholders of institutions subject to regulatory purview of the division of banking. This is done through regular on-site examination and analysis of the affairs and condition of each regulated institution. The division also provides an orderly process for the authorization of new bank charters, charter conversions, mergers, consolidations, and dissolutions; advises governmental bodies, agencies, and individuals in banking matters; provides fundamental and technical assistance to banks; and, in so doing, maintains an equitable fee structure to fund division expenditures.
PATRICIA A. BERDING, Sioux City; term expires 2001; JOHN J. BENTLER, Burlington; term expires 2000; BARBARA OLIVER HALL, Des Moines; term expires 2002; DON E. GETTINGS, Ottumwa; term expires 2002; DIANE L. KOLLASCH, Spirit Lake; term expires 2001; TOM N. SARVIS, Dubuque; term expires 2000; WILLIAM G. SIZER, Waterloo; term expires 2000
The Department of Credit Unions was established January 1, 1979, by the 67th General Assembly, and was reorganized as the Division of Credit Unions within the Department of Commerce by the 71st General Assembly, July 1, 1986. The superintendent is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the governor subject to confirmation by the Senate. The seven-member review board is appointed by the governor for staggered three-year terms, also subject to confirmation by the Senate. Two of the board members may be public members; however, at no time shall more than five of the members be directors or employees of a credit union. A list of nominees may be submitted to the governor by any credit union located in the state. The board may adopt, amend, and repeal rules pursuant to Chapter 17A or take such action as it deems necessary or suitable to affect the provisions of Chapter 533, Code of Iowa.
The superintendent is charged with the supervision, control, and enforcement of the laws, bylaws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the organization and operation of credit unions operating under a state charter. It is the intent and responsibility of the superintendent and division staff to protect the interests and corporate rights of more than 780,000 members of Iowa credit unions. This is done through regular examination and analysis of the operation in each credit union, with such remedial action taken as deemed necessary. In addition, the division provides an orderly process for the chartering, merger, conversion, and liquidation of state credit unions; advises governmental bodies and agencies and individuals in the matters of credit union affairs; provides fundamental and technical assistance to credit unions; provides state liaison with authorized member account insurers; and maintains an equitable fee structure and offset of division expenditures.
The commissioner of insurance has general control, supervision, and direction over all insurance business transacted in the state, and is charged with the responsibility of administering the laws of the state relating to insurance.
The commissioner supervises all transactions relating to the organization, reorganization, liquidation, and dissolution of domestic insurance corporations. The commissioner supervises the sale in the state of all stock or other evidences of interest either by domestic or foreign insurance companies. The commissioner is the statutory receiver in the event of liquidation of any Iowa insurance company.
All domestic and foreign insurance companies must, before engaging in the insurance business in this state, obtain a certificate of authority from the commissioner of insurance. These certificates expire annually on May 1, and action is taken on the renewals after analysis of this complete financial statements covering the condition of the company as of the previous year end. There are approximately 1,650 insurance companies authorized to do business in the state.
A state statute requires casualty insurance companies to file policy forms and rates with the insurance commissioner for approval, and a rating division has been set up with the insurance department to handle form and rate filings together with supporting statistical information. There are approximately 36,000 filings each year.
In addition, the commissioner supervises the business of life and health insurers, health maintenance organizations and mutual hospital and health service corporations, including rates and forms used by them. There are approximately 25,000 of these filings each year.
The commissioner conducts examinations of all domestic insurance organizations at least once every three years. The commissioner may also make an examination of any foreign insurance company authorized or seeking to be authorized to do business within the state.
The Consumer and Legal Affairs Bureau handles citizens complaints and inquiries and investigates/prosecutes any wrongdoing by insurance agents and companies. Also regulated by this bureau is agents licensing. Each individual insurance agent must be licensed and maintain yearly continuing education eligibility. There are approximately 31,000 licensed agents.
The Iowa securities law is administered by the commissioner of insurance through the superintendent of securities. Chapter 502 of the Code of Iowa empowers the commissioner to regulate the sale of securities within the state of Iowa and provides for the licensing of securities salesmen and dealers.
The commissioner also has jurisdiction over the sale of stock on the installment plan and sale of memberships or certificates of membership entitling the holder thereof to purchase merchandise, materials, or services on a discount or cot-plus basis.
The Regulated Industries Unit of the Securities Bureau is responsible for regulatory oversight of 9 areas which are neither insurance nor securities. These areas include Motor Vehicle Service Contract, Membership Sales Act, Funeral Services and Merchandise, Sale of Cemetery Merchandise, Business Opportunity, Residential Service contract; Loan Brokers, Retirement facilities and Invention Developers.
The Professional Licensing and Regulation division shall administer and coordinate the licensing and regulation of several professions by bringing together the following licensing boards; the engineering and land surveying examining board, accountancy examining board, real estate commission, architectural examining board, the landscape architectural examining board, and the real estate appraiser examining board.
The division is headed by the administrator of professional licensing and regulation, who shall be appointed by the governor subject to confirmation by the Senate and shall serve a four-year term.
The licensing and regulation boards and commission included in the division retain the powers granted them pursuant to the chapters in which they are created, except for budgetary and personnel matters, which shall be handled by the administrator.
Accountancy Examining Board
DAVID A. VAUDT, chair, Des Moines; term expires 2000; MARY ACKERMAN, Waverly; term expires 2000; DOROTHY DUNPHY, Creston; term expires 2002; LINDA CRIM HOPKINS, Iowa City; term expires 2001; RONALD E. NIELSEN, West Des Moines, term expires 2000; JOHN M. SKLENAR, Carroll; term expires 2001; JAMES EGERTON, Burlington; term expires 2002; DOROTHY VOTROUBEK, Davenport; term expires 2002; William M. Schroeder, executive secretary
The purpose of Accountancy Examining Board is to administer and enforce the provisions of Chapter 542C, Code of Iowa (Public Accountancy Act of 1974) with regard to the practice of accountancy in the state of Iowa. This includes the examining of candidates, issuing of certificates and licenses, granting permits to practice accountancy, investigating violations and infractions of the accountancy law, and revoking, suspending or refusing to renew certificates, licenses, or permits.
The commission consists of eight members, five of whom shall be practicing certified public accountants, two members representing the general public, and one accounting practitioner who serves a one-year term. All other commission members are appointed to three-year staggered terms by the governor.
Architectural Examining Board
GLEN D. HUNTINGTON, chair, Storm Lake; term expires 2000; NORMAN H. RUDI, vice-chair,
Ames; term expires 2001; GWEN ECKLUND, Denison; term expires 2002; GORDON E. MILLS,
Dubuque; term expires 2002; KEVIN W. MONSON, Iowa City; term expires 2000; CAROLYN ELAINE
OLSEN, Minden; term expires 2001; KATE SCHWENNSEN, Des Moines; term expires 2002; Glenda
Loving, Executive Secretary
The Architectural Registration Examination (ARE) is administered at least once a year. The board is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and collaborates closely with the council.
Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board
NICHOLAS R. KONRADY, chair, Webster City; term expires 2002; SUSAN M. LONG, vice-chair, Fairfield; term expires 2000; RANDY BEAVERS, Des Moines; term expires 2002; DWAYNE C. GARBER, Marshalltown; term expires 2001; DIANA HOOGESTRAAT, Glenwood; term expires 2001; TERRY L. MARTIN, Des Moines; term expires 2000; SUSAN ALBRIGHT, Urbandale; term expires 2002; Gleean Coates, Executive Secretary
The Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board was created by the 38th General Assembly in 1919. No person can practice professional engineering or land surveying without first being registered with this board. The board meets regularly and conducts examinations of applicants for registration twice each year.
The law provides that the membership of the commission shall consist of seven members who shall be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. Five of these members shall be professional engineers and two representatives of the general public.
Landscape Architectural Examining Board
GREG JONES, chair, Des Moines; term expires 2002; ALFRED C. BOHLING, Columbus Junction; term expires 2001; JON CROSE, Des Moines; term expires 2001; MONTY MITCHELL, Davenport; term expires 2000; GRACE NELSON, Frederickburg; term expires 2001; LILLIE PERRY, Washington; term expires 2002; LAURA HAWKS, Iowa City; term expires 2002; VACANT; Roger Halvorson, executive secretary
The Landscape Architectural Examining Board was created in 1975. A person shall not use the title of landscape architect or any title or device indicating or representing in any manner that such person is a landscape architect or is practicing landscape architecture unless such person is a registered landscape architect. The commission shall conduct examinations of applicants for certificates of registration as landscape architects at least once each year and shall meet annually at the seat of government.
Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board
SHARON CHRISM, chair, Ankeny; term expires 2002; RICHARD BRUCE, vice-chair, Adel; term expires 2001; JACK SEUNTJENS, Mapleton; term expires 2001; LUTHER GAMMAN, Glenwood; term expires 2002; GARY J. JOHNSON, Forest City, term expires 2000; THERESA H. LEWIS, Des Moines; term expires 2000; NANCY M. LARSON, Des Moines; term expires 2000; William M. Schroeder, executive secretary
The Real Estate Appraiser Board was created in 1989 to establish standards for real estate appraisals and to establish procedures for the voluntary certification of real estate appraisers.
The board consists of seven members, two of whom shall be public members and five of whom shall be real estate appraisers. All board members are appointed by the governor and are subject to confirmation by the Senate. The members are appointed to three year terms.
The board shall examine candidates for certification, issue certificates, investigate violations and infractions of the law and revoke, suspend, or administer other disciplinary sanctions to persons found to be in violation of the law and/or administrative rules.
Real Estate Commission
TERRY ROGERS, chair, Council Bluffs; term expires 2001; BARBARA LEESTAMPER, Cedar Falls; term expires 2002; ROBERT MILLER, Des Moines; term expires 2002;
RUSSELL D. NADING, Marion; term expires 2000; EVELYN M. RANK, Clarinda; term expires 2000; Roger Hansen, executive secretary
The Real Estate Commission administers the Iowa Real Estate License Law, Chapter 543B, and Sales of Subdivided Land Outside of Iowa, Chapter 543C. The commission also administers appropriate portions of the Continuing Education and Regulation Program, Chapter 272C. The license law authorizes the commission to issue licenses and regulate the activities of real estate brokers and salespersons, and to carry out a program of real estate education. The subdivided land law authorizes the commission to register out-of-state subdividers who engage in business in Iowa, and to refer violations to the attorney general or to an appropriate court. Chapter 272C requires licensees to participate in continuing education, and authorized the commission to make rules. The Act also establishes procedures for review of the licenses and lists grounds for disciplinary sanctions.
Iowa Utilities Board ALLAN T. THOMS, chair, Polk County; term expires 2001; SUSAN J. FRYE, Johnson county; term expires 2005; DIANE MUNNS, term expires 2005; Raymond K. Vawter, Jr., executive secretary
The Utilities Board is responsible for the regulation of the rates and services of investor-owned electric, gas, telephone, and water utilities operating in Iowa. Price regulation is available to local telephone utilities which serve more than 15,000 customers. This responds to the shift from a monopoly telephone industry at the local level. Telephone companies may price and market their services more like competitive firms. As the utility industry continues to move to a competitive arena, the Board has active notice of inquiry dockets on emerging competition in the electric industry and small volume gas transportation.
The three-member board is a policy-making body for the utilities division. The chairperson serves as the administrator of the utilities division. As administrator, the chairperson is responsible for all administrative functions and decisions. There are eight sections in the Utilities Division organizational structure: the Office of Executive Secretary, General Counsel, Customer Service, Energy, Information Technology, Policy Development, Safety and Engineering and Telecommunications.
Office of Executive Secretary - Raymond K. Vawter, Jr., executive secretary; 515/281-5256
The Executive Secretary is appointed by the board and is its chief operating officer and responsible for all technical staff. The Executive Secretary coordinates personnel and purchasing for the division, and assists in the administration of the division. The Executive Secretary is the custodian of the board seal and all board records. The Deputy Executive Secretary assists the Executive Secretary in carrying out responsibilities, and is also responsible for preparing the agency budget, and managing the Records Center, Technical Library and Receptionist area. All filings are received and processed through the Records Center.
General Counsel - Allan Kniep, general counsel; 515/281-3448
The General Counsel's Office provides legal advice to Utilities Board and division staff. It defends board actions which are appealed to the courts. This office also intervenes, on behalf of the board, in federal actions affecting Iowa utility ratepayers.
Customer Service - Chuck Seel, manager; 515/281-5618
The Customer Service section maintains contact with media representatives and the Iowa legislature. The section serves as the agency's information contact and provides customer assistance and education for both the staff and the public. The section assists customers and competitors in resolving disputes with service providers. The section monitors customer service policies and practices, provides information to the public, and advises the board on customer service quality and issues of public concern.
Energy - William Adams, manager, bureau chief; 515/281-3279
The Energy section is responsible for providing the board with recommendations for appropriate actions on energy matters. The section monitors activities of gas, electric and water service providers. It also provides analysis and recommendations on tariff filings, rate proceedings, annual fuel purchase reviews, service territory disputes, and restructuring issues. The section advises the board on issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Information Technology - Margaret Munson, manager; 515/281-7716
The Information Technology section is responsible for the development of electronic support and technology training for the division. This includes the development of a management information system and other data base applications for the division. It also maintains the board's LAN system and provides all computer and technical support services and systems for the processing of information and records, including the web site development and maintenance, and monitoring incoming electronic messages and requests for information.
Policy Development - Lisa Stump, manager; 515/281-8825
The Policy Development section provides professional and technical support to the industry sections and the board in the areas of policy development and research. In cases before the board the section is responsible for the review and analysis of cost of capital, cost of service, and rate design. The section is responsible for performing analysis of competitive and restructuring issues, utility management performance, least cost alternatives, energy efficiency activities, and other public policy matters.
Safety and Engineering - Donald Stursma, manager; 515/281-5546
The Safety and Engineering section is responsible for the regulation of gas and electric providers and pipeline and electric transmission and distribution companies as it relates to safety, construction, and operation and maintenance of facilities. The section reviews and processes all petitions for electric transmission line franchises under Iowa Code chapter 478 and for pipeline permits under Iowa Code chapters 479 and 479B. It also acts as an agent for the Federal Department of Transportation in pipeline safety matters.
Telecommunications - Sandra Adams, manager; 515/281-4034
The Telecommunications section is responsible for providing the Board with recommendations for appropriate actions on telecommunication matters. The section monitors activities concerning telecommunications service providers. It also provides analysis and recommendations of telecommunication providers' filings, rate proceedings, and advises the Board on ratemaking and restructuring issues. The section advises the board on issues before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
W. L. Kautzky, director
HAYWOOD BELLE, Iowa City: term expires 2002; FRANCES COLSTON, Des Moines: term expires 2003; ROBYN MILLS, Johnston: term expires 2003; ARTHUR NEU, Carroll: term expires 2003; SUELLEN OVERTON, term expires 2001; WALTER REED, Waterloo: term expires 2003; DON TIETZ, Algona: term expires 2001;
The Iowa Board of Corrections is a seven-member bipartisan board appointed by the governor, with members serving four-year terms. This board is a policy setting board and is required to meet at least twelve times per year.
The Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC) manages correctional services in four areas: secure institutions, community-based correctional services, system administration, and prison industries.
In May 1999 the DOC was supervising 31,703 offenders: 7,355 in prison, 822 in residential facilities, 369 in OWI programs, and 23,157 under community supervision.
The Department employs over 4,000 staff including 1,050 community corrections employees in eight judicial districts. The corrections budget for fiscal 2000 is $240,856,963.
Iowa Prison Industries (IPI) employs inmates in a work setting similar to factories in the free society. Experienced manufacturers systemwide train inmates to manufacture over 3000 line items that are sold to government agencies and non-profit entities. IPI generates $13 million in annual sales and employs over 500 inmates working 900,000 hours per year. IPI coordinates private sector work programs that have enables inmates to pay child support, taxes, restitution, and pay in excess of $1 million in room and board to the state. IPI is a self-funding operation and receives no appropriation.
The Iowa Corrections Training Academy at Mt. Pleasant provides pre-service and in-service training for correctional officers and other direct service staff with the Department of Corrections.
In Iowa's eight judicial districts, the Department of Corrections contracts for community supervision to divert low risk offenders from institutions. The Department of Correctional Services provides community based transition services for offenders returning to Iowa communities. Pre-institution services include pre-trial, pre-sentence investigations, probation supervision, and residential supervision. The corrections system provides services to low risk offenders and post-institutional services include parole and work release supervision. In recent years, improvements to pre- and post-institutional supervision target specific offender groups. Programs focus on operating while intoxicated (OWI), intensive supervision, electronic monitoring, sex offender programs, treatment alternatives to street crimes (TASC), domestic abuse programs, community service, education, and employment. In addition, a new program specifically designed to alter anti-social behavior patterns of non-violent probation, parole, and work release violators started in early 1993.
Community Based Correction (CBC) programs are supervised by a judicial district department of corrections board which appoints and provides direct supervision to the district director. The Iowa Department of Corrections is responsible for general oversight and coordination of the programs offered by the eight judicial districts. In addition, CBC administers the interstate compact program. Transition services for institution offenders returning to the community are provided by the judicial districts.
The eight districts maintain residential facilities in the following communities: Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Ft. Dodge, Marshalltown, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sheldon, Sioux City, Waterloo, and West Union.
Field Service offices throughout the state ensure close contact with corrections clients. Field services are based in the following cities: Waterloo, Decorah, Oelwein, Independence, Dubuque, Manchester, Ames, Ft. Dodge, Marshalltown, Mason City, Sac City, Sioux City, Spencer, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Adel, Chariton, Creston, Guthrie Center, Indianola, Newton, Pleasantville, Vinton, Marengo, Toledo, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Tipton, Clinton, Maquoketa, Muscatine, Burlington, Fairfield, Ft. Madison, Mt. Pleasant, Keokuk, Ottumwa, Centerville, and Oskaloosa.
The department maintains nine prison institutions at various locations around the state. A description of those facilities and their mission follows:
Anamosa State Penitentiary - John Ault, warden; Anamosa 52205; 319/462-3504
The Anamosa State Penitentiary (ASP) is a medium/maximum security correctional institution for adult males. Constructed in 1872, the institution has a design capacity of 840 and currently houses approximately 1100 inmates. The purpose of ASP is to protect society from those who violate the laws of Iowa by providing a confinement-type setting. The primary objective is to release individuals from the institution who have learned to cope with their problems and live within the rules of society. The primary function of staff is to provide a safe and helpful environment that encourages behavior change.
The correctional process utilized to attain these objectives emphasizes individualized treatment and a disciplined environment. All resources are used to promote development of behavioral self-control, academic and vocational skills, and to institute decision-making abilities. Kirkwood Community College is the provider of GED and literacy-based education programs, while Iowa Prison Industries (IPI) provides on-the-job training and work skills in auto restoration, metal furniture, sign fabrication, graphic arts, housekeeping/laundry supplies, metal stamping, custom wood shop, and the Braille Center. In addition, IPI manages the farm program by raising crops and maintaining a stock cow herd.
The institution operates a full-time licensed substance abuse program at the institution and at the Luster Heights Camp, a facility for minimum live-out inmates located in the Yellow River State Forest in northeast Iowa. This satellite facility, designed for 71, provides inmate workers to the Department of Natural Resources and various city, county, and state government agencies under 28E Agreements.
Clarinda Correctional Facility - Mark Lund, superintendent; Clarinda 51632; 712/542-5634
Iowa policymakers authorized the Clarinda Correctional Facility (CCF) in 1980 as an adult male prison to serve chemically dependent, mentally retarded, and socially inadequate offenders. A new 750-bed medium security prison opened in April 1996.
Both facilities are located on the grounds of the Clarinda Mental Health Institute (MHI) and share programs. These include the physical plant, dietary, administration, chaplain, laboratory, education, medical/psychiatric, and psychological services.
The Special Learning Unit at CCF provides individual treatment for inmates who are mentally retarded, mentally ill, or socially inadequate. This unit also offers additional support for persons requiring protection from more aggressive offenders.
Intensive substance abuse programming is another area of program emphasis. The program involves a personal examination of the reasons for abuse, obstacles to treatment, and special planning for release.
Ft. Dodge Correctional Facility - John Thalacker, warden; Ft. Dodge 50501; 515/574-4700
Designed as a 750-bed double occupancy celled environment, groundwork for the facility began in October 1996 with a construction budget of $ 34.5 million. The majority of staff was hired in early 1998. On April 21, 1998 the first 21 inmates from IMCC arrived at the facility. Recognizing the on-going need for public safety even before the first inmates arrived, the legislature and Governor approved an expansion to a design capacity of 1150 beds. Work on this $ 10 million addition will be completed in late 1999 and will include classrooms and vocational space to address the needs of young offenders who are on an average 10 years younger than other adult inmates.
FDCF has been fortunate in receiving outstanding support from the Fort Dodge and Webster County communities. Consequently while in a large part inexperienced in inmate supervision, staff bring high education levels to the tasks of dealing with this special group. Over 72% have formal post high school training; 45% have at least an Associate of Arts degree; 32% have at least a Bachelors degree; and 5% have either a Masters or Doctorate degree. Extensive work experience is also demonstrated with the average previous employment of 17 years.
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program, licensed out patient and residential substance abuse programs are available.
Private sector employment on site through various companies is available as part of the
method to teach good work habits, pay previous court orders, and reimburse the state for
room and board.
Iowa Correctional Institution for Women - Greg Ort, acting warden; Mitchellville 50169; 515/967-4236
Iowa Medical & Classification Center - Russell Rogerson, warden; Oakdale 52319; 319/626-2391
The Department of Human Services operates the Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders at this location.
Iowa State Penitentiary - Leonard Graves, warden; Ft. Madison 52627; 319/372-5432
The Iowa State Penitentiary (ISP) was established in 1839, the year after Iowa became a territory and seven years before it became a state. ISP was patterned after the Auburn, New York Penitentiary _ a prison within a prison, a cell for each convict. ISP underwent extensive renovation of its cellhouses when "unitization" was introduced in 1982. Unitization divided large cellhouses into smaller self-contained living units that are more easily managed. In 1984, a new visitor's center and infirmary were dedicated at the penitentiary.
ISP is a maximum security institution, housing repeat and violent offenders. The penitentiary complex includes ISP itself, with a court ordered capacity of 550; the John Bennett Correctional Center, a medium security 100 bed dormitory adjacent to the penitentiary; two minimum security farms located within a few miles of Ft. Madison with a combined minimum security capacity of 150; and a multiple care unit with a capacity of 10.
Inmates at ISP are offered Adult Basic Education and GED classes, as well as vocational training in upholstering, commercial cooking, auto service, machining and printing, as well as providing labor for a large crop farm and a cattle and swine operation. Work opportunities with hourly wages are available in Prison Industries shops at the penitentiary. A six-month substance abuse program is offered to inmates with drug or alcohol problems and Alcoholics Anonymous groups operate at the penitentiary and at the John Bennett Center.
Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility - David Scurr, superintendent; Mount Pleasant 52641; 319/385-9511
The Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility (MPCF) is unique in that it is co-campused with the Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institution and the Iowa Corrections Training Academy. The MPCF is a medium security facility with a design capacity for 528 inmates and a current emergency capacity of 892 inmates. It is designed programmatically for the treatment of male offenders with treatable character disorders and substance abuse problems. The programs focus specifically on sex offenders and substance abusers. In addition, MPCF inmates are offered educational and vocational programs as well as social skills classes to prepare them for their eventual return to the community setting.
An additional 100 bed female unit for special needs offenders was added to the campus in early 1999.
Newton Correctional Facility - John Mathes, warden; Newton 50208; 515/792-7552
The Newton Correctional Facility (NCF) has a design capacity of 750 inmates in medium and 221 inmates in minimum custody. The medium security facility operates on a unit management philosophy and has a variety of custody levels within medium security ranging from close custody to dormitory housing. This allows the facility to reward inmate growth and positive conduct while sanctioning misconduct. The facility operates from a philosophy that challenges inmates to confront the issues that have resulted in their incarceration. The facility offers and expects inmates to participate in programs as prescribed by the classification committee including work programs, education programs including Adult Basic Education and GED preparation and testing, cognitive treatment, criminality intervention, and substance abuse treatment.
The minimum security facility (CRC) includes general population inmates, a substance abuse treatment unit, and a 100 bed Violator Unit which provides intensive short term programs for community corrections clientele who have violated the conditions of their supervision. The Violator Unit provides an alternative to long-term incarceration to those individuals selected for the program.
North Central Correctional Facility - James McKinney, warden;
Rockwell City 50579; 712/297-7521
A new 20,000 square foot industries building was opened in 1998.
Douglas Larche, director
600 E. Locust St., Des Moines 50319
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is devoted to improving the cultural life in Iowa through the arts, history and cultural matters affecting Iowans and our visitors. Improving Iowa's cultural life enhances the lives of all Iowans, while creating a stronger, more diversified economy, increased tourism, and more employment opportunities.
The department consists of the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. The department was created in 1986 by the 71st General Assembly as part of a comprehensive reorganization of government.
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs offers two grants programs for direct support to communities to enhance culture. The Iowa Community Cultural Grants (ICCG) provide matching funds to cities and nonprofit, tax-exempt community groups for projects that create jobs for Iowans while enhancing local cultural, ethnic, and historical resources. The Cultural Enrichment Grant (CEG) program offers financial support for general operating expenses of Iowa's major, multi-disciplined cultural institutions such as museums, art and performance centers, and zoo, science and botanical centers.
Arts Council, Iowa - Douglas Larche, administrator; 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines 50319; 515/281-4451
Iowa Arts Council Board of Directors
PHYLLIS OTTO, chair, Council Bluffs; term expires 2000; DR. EDWARD CHARNEY, Waverly; term expires 2001; Cynthia fisher, West Des Moines; term expires 2001; jane a. Gibb, Fort Dodge; term expires 2000; carl heinrich, council Bluffs; term expires 2001; Dr. oliver houston, Lamoni; term expires 1999; patricia kimle, ames; term expires 2001; dr. william korf, Burlington; term expires 2000; brice oakley, Des Moines; term expires 1999; Barbara rogalski, Davenport; term expires 2000; gail sands, Cedar Falls; term expires 1999; deborah stanton, clear Lake; term expires 2000; gail stilwill, West Des Moines; term expires 2000; Gary J. Streit, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2000; james warner, Sioux City; term expires 1999
The mission of the Iowa Arts Council is to "advance the arts for the benefit of all." The Iowa Arts Council works to ensure access to the arts for all Iowans, removing barriers to give all Iowans the opportunity to participate. The Iowa Arts Council seeks to foster excellence in the arts and arts education, to develop public support and recognition of the value of the arts and to further the ability of all artist and arts organizations to practice their art.
Through the Artist-in-Schools and Communities program, the Iowa Arts Council has placed hundreds of Iowa artists in schools to support arts education in Iowa, enriching our children's education. The Iowa Arts Council provides technical assistance and grants to support the development of Iowa's arts councils, symphonies, theaters, dance troupes, individual artists and other cultural entities. The Council also provides professional development for arts educators.
Iowa Arts Council issue grants and administer programs to improve Iowa's cultural landscape not only to enhance the lives of Iowans but also to assist in keeping a talented workforce and young Iowans in Iowa. The Iowa Arts Council Board of Directors is a citizen advisory panel of 15 Iowans who advise the director on the programs and priorities of the agency.
Historical Society of Iowa, State - Tom Morain, administrator, 600 E. Locust, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-8837
Entrusted to preserve Iowa's historical legacy, the State Historical Society of Iowa identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages, and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. As an advocate of understanding Iowa's past. The State Historical Society of Iowa educates Iowans of all ages, conducts and encourages research, disseminates information, and supports historic preservation and education throughout the state.
The State Historical Society was established in 1857 in Iowa City as a private organization. Today, it is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Society's museum, located within the Iowa Historical Building in Des Moines, is guardian of some 85,000 artifacts, ranging from rare quilts to military armaments, from Native American beadwork to airplanes. Permanent and temporary exhibits offer visitors a personal, hands-on journey through time. Educational programs are offered for children, families and adults throughout the year. Each year, thousands of school children discover the excitement of history through our guided museum tours.
The society maintains a unified library and archives programs with extraordinary collections at the Iowa Historical Building in Des Moines and the Centennial Building in Iowa city. You may uncover your roots through research on Iowa topics as varied as agriculture, labor, politics and women's suffrage. Collections include books, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, census records, oral history interviews and photographs. The State Archives in Des Moines is a central repository for preserving state records. The library and archives offer many public and technical services, from assisting genealogical and other researchers to advising on appropriate care of personal documents.
Another dimension of Iowa's history is preserved through the Society's eight historic sites; Montauk (Clermont), Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop (Haverhill), Abbie Gardner Cabin (Arnolds Park), American Gothic House (Eldon), Plum Grove (Iowa City), Blood Run National Historic Landmark (Lyon County), Toolesboro Indian Mounds National Historic Site (Wapello), and Western Historic Trails Center (Council Bluffs).
The State Historical Society of Iowa produces four award-winning publications including the Goldfinch, a children's magazine; the Iowa Heritage Illustrated, a general history magazine; The Annuals of Iowa, a scholarly history journal; and The Historian, a newsletter for Society members.
The Society works to preserve Iowa's architectural, historical and archeological character, which in turn promotes business, tourism and economic development. Among its services, the Society facilitates nominations of properties to the national Register of Historic Places, helps property owners qualify for federal and state tax and economic incentives to rehabilitate and reuse historic structures, and protects significant properties, districts and archeological sites.
Society staff is available to assist all Iowans in researching, preserving and interpreting the history of their communities. In addition, the Society offers grants that enable local communities and individuals to organize local preservation programs and to preserve the state's historical resources.
Certified Local Governments Grant Program - Kerry McGrath, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-6826
Local governments that have Certified Local Government (CLG) status may apply for funds to complete projects to identify, evaluate and nominate historical buildings, sites or structures, comprehensive historic preservation planning and public education projects. The annual grant deadline is in December.
Historical Resource Development Program - Lavon Wickett, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines 50319; 515/242-6194
Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) grants are designed to help individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes, state and local government agencies and CLGs in identifying, preserving and interpreting their historical resources. The annual grant deadline is in January.
For additional information write: State Historical Society of Iowa, Capitol Complex, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines 50319, or call 515/281-6412.
David J. Lyons, director
200 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines 50309
515/242-4700; FAX 515/242-4809
Economic Development Board
LOIS EICHACKER, chairperson, Fort Madison; term expires 2002; CHARESE E. YANNEY, vice chairperson, Sioux City; term expires 2000; DAVID J. LYONS, secretary, Des Moines; legislative mandate; BOB BOCKEN, Fort Dodge; term expires 2003; JULIE BULKELEY, Red Oak; term expires 2001; FRED HAGEMANN, Waverly; term expires 2001; HARRIS HONSEY, Lake Mills; term expires 2001; PATTY JUDGE, Des Moines; legislative mandate; EUGENE L. LARSON, Swisher; term expires 2002; JOAN PHILLIPS, Manning; term expires 2000; PAMELA SESSIONS, Bloomfield; term expires 2003; WILLIAM B. TRENT, Muscatine; term expires 2001
Ex-Officio Board Members
DR. MARTIN C. JISCHKE, Ames; GENE GARDNER, Des Moines; DR. JOHN HARTUNG, Des Moines; REP. RUSSELL TEIG, Jewel; REP. PHILIP WISE, Keokuk; SEN. E. THURMAN GASKILL, Corwith; SEN. JOHN JUDGE, Albia
The mission of the Iowa Department of Economic Development is to "continually develop the economic well-being and quality of life of Iowans." This mission is addressed through a wide variety of programs available throughout the department. Key to the success of the IDED is its attention to working with companies that invest in the state through infrastructure development and that create high-quality, high-wage positions.
IDED, working with its Board of Directors, designs and implements policies which increase opportunities for Iowa, its citizens and communities. Through an integrated program base, developing a positive quality of life for all Iowans is of utmost importance. Business and community development, workforce training, international trade potential, and tourism and recreation opportunities all add to enhancing Iowa's excellent quality of life.
There are eleven voting members on the IDED Board, as well as seven ex-officio non-voting members. The Governor appoints ten of the voting members and the eleventh is the Secretary of Agriculture. The ex-officio members are two state senators and two state representatives, appointed by legislative leadership; one president or designee of the University of Iowa or the University of Northern Iowa designated by the state board of regents on a rotating basis; one president or designee, of a private college or university appointed by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; and one president or designee of a community college, appointed by the Iowa Association of Community College Presidents. The IDED director is appointed by the Governor, is confirmed by the Senate and sits as Secretary of the IDED Board.
The department has five divisions: Administration, Business Development, Community & Rural Development, International, and Tourism.
This division provides budget, accounting, communications, technology and general administrative support services to the department.
Business Development Division
The Business Development Division is a unified, one-stop approach to attracting industry into the state and helping Iowa businesses get started and expand. It has targeted several sectors to build and diversify Iowa's economy including life sciences, advanced manufacturing and information solutions.
Community and Rural Development Division
The goal of the Community and Rural Development Division is to revitalize Iowa communities and make them aware of opportunities that lie ahead through technical assistance, community outreach and other building efforts. The division also administers a variety of community planning, housing, and development programs that offer financial assistance to help communities meet their goals. International Division
|The responsibilities of the
International Division have expanded as Iowa strives to take a greater role in the global
marketplace through assisting companies to develop and expand their international markets.
The International Division provides educational seminars and workshops to assist in the
operational aspects of exporting, international marketing through the promotion of
products at catalog shows, trade shows and trade missions and one-on-one assistance to
companies. The division has offices in Tokyo, Japan and Frankfurt, Germany along with
contractual arrangements in key international markets to better assist Iowa companies in
those countries. We are also responsible for recruiting foreign direct investment into the
The Tourism Division has the task of letting Iowa residents and out-of-state travelers know about the hundreds of exciting, fun-filled events and attractions that take place here each year. Tourism is important to economic development as it creates jobs and brings into Iowa over $3.6 billion each year. The Division also administers the Community Attraction and Tourism Development Program which provides financial assistance for multipurpose attractions and tourism facilities.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Ted Stilwill, director and executive officer
Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines 50319-0146
CORINE A. HADLEY, president, Newton; term expires 2002; SALLY J. FRUDDEN, vice
president, Charles City; term expires 2000; GREGORY A. FORRISTALL, Macedonia; term expires
2000; C. W. CALLISON, Burlington; term expires 2004; GREGORY D. MCCLAIN, Cedar Falls; term
expires 2000; MARY JEAN MONTGOMERY, Spencer; term expires 2002; GENE E. VINCENT, Carroll;
term expires 2002; KAY WAGNER, Bettendorf; term expires 2004; JOHN WHITE, Iowa City; term
The director of the department is appointed by the governor with confirmation by the Senate. The director is responsible for supervising Iowa's system of public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools, area education agencies, community colleges and the state and regional libraries. The policymaking body for the department is the State Board of Education. Nine lay people appointed for sixyear terms by the governor with confirmation by the Senate constitute the board. The director serves as the board's executive officer.
To accomplish its mission, the department employs approximately 662 staff members in five major divisions: Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Financial and Information Services; Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Library Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Services. For organizational purposes, Iowa Public Television is included in the department (See "Iowa Public Broadcasting Board"). Through these divisions, the department conducts a variety of activities to fulfill its major functions of leadership and service, with some regulatory duties as well.
The leadership function includes longrange planning for the education system, coordinating school improvement efforts, and consulting with educators to solve problems and improve programs. In this function, the department acts as a catalyst for positive change.
In its service functions, the department uses its resources as a statewide base for activities, such as conducting research and disseminating information; providing advisory services on all phases of educational programs and operations; developing innovative programs; distributing state and federal funds to Iowa's schools and community colleges and libraries; and providing vocational rehabilitation services to individual Iowans.
|By setting accreditation standards
and ensuring that public schools, area education agencies and community colleges meet
those standards, by approving practitioner preparation programs and by monitoring federal
education programs, the department is performing its regulatory function.
Although the scope of the department's responsibility is from prekindergarten through the twoyear community colleges, one of its most important leadership roles is to set priorities for the state's educational system. Current priorities are increasing the learning, achievement and performance of all students; helping schools and their communities obtain the skills and resources to meet their learning needs; coordinating the educational support system to help schools and communities meet their local goals; and providing leadership and support for education to create system wide improvement and increased student achievement.
JUDITH BRUEGGEMAN, chair, Harris; term expires 2001; NICK BENZING, Neola; term expires 2001; HELEN LEWIS, Sioux City, term expires 2003; MARY SETTLES, Winfield,
term expires 2003; MARTHA CUMPTON, Des Moines, term expires 2001; JAMES
EHMEN, Cedar Falls; term expires 2002; PETER E. HATHAWAY, Sioux City; term
expires 2001; VELMA R. HUEBNER, Stanwood; term expires 2001; BILL HAIGH, Des Moines,
The board enforces its adopted rules through revocation or suspension of a license or other disciplinary action. Appeals are heard by the board regarding application, renewal, suspension, or revocation of licenses.
The board is made up of 11 members: two members from the general public and the remaining nine must be licensed practitioners. Members of the board shall be appointed to terms of four years. The director of education or the director's designee serves until the director's term of office expires.
ELDER AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
Dr. Judith A. Conlin, executive director;
236 Jewett Building, 914 Grand Ave., Des Moines 50309;
The Department of Elder Affairs was first created as the Commission on the Aging by the 61st General Assembly. In 1986, the responsibilities of the Commission were included in the duties of the Department of Elder Affairs. The department was established under the "Elder Iowans' Act," which sets forth the state's commitment to its elders and their dignity, independence, and rights. The department is an advocate for elder Iowans and is responsible for developing a comprehensive and coordinated system of services and activities for older people through 13 designated area agencies on aging across the state.
An eleven member commission is the policy-making body with seven members appointed by the governor, two by the House and two by the Senate for four-year terms. The commission designates the area agencies on aging and approves and monitors the area plans for area agencies. The governor appoints an executive director subject to confirmation by the Senate.
The basic concerns of the department include income, health, housing, education opportunities, employment, transportation, nutrition, volunteer opportunities, recreational activities, spiritual well-being, and community involvement in the problems of older Iowans.
Kay Williams, executive director
514 East Locust Street Suite 104., Des Moines 50309
515/281-4028 FAX 515-281-3701
This state agency administers the Campaign Finance Disclosure Law, the Income Tax Checkoff Act, (both in Chapter 56, Iowa Code) and the Iowa Public Officials Act (as applicable to the state executive branch) (in Chapter 68B, Iowa Code). Policy is set by the six board members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Iowa Senate, no more than three of which may be of the same party or of the same gender. The executive director and the legal counsel are appointed by the Board and serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Campaign Finance Disclosure Law was enacted in 1973 and implemented in 1974, originally administered under the agency name "Campaign Finance Disclosure Commission". Under this law, the agency receives, monitors and audits reports of organized committees of state, legislative, county, city and school candidates, political action committees, partisan political committees, county central committees, and state political parties. The reports are available for public viewing and copying at a nominal cost. Cross-checks are made of political committee reports with candidates' reports to assure all contributions are properly reported and that all committees involved in Iowa political financial activity are properly registered. The Board's goal under these provisions is to protect and maintain the public interest in disclosure while striving not to discourage volunteers and others in the Iowa political and governmental process. To that end, the Board seeks to assist and educate persons and groups covered by the disclosure law so that full understanding of deadlines, report requirements and law prohibitions is achieved; to consistently and equitably monitor the timeliness of disclosure reports filed at all levels; to assess and collect civil penalties in accordance with administrative rules; to conduct detailed desk audits of reports with occasional field audits for full compliance; and to investigate and resolve inquires and complaints informally by voluntary compliance or by formal action. The Board is also the Iowa depository for copies of disclosure material required to be filed by federal committees with Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. These records are also available to the public for viewing and copying at a nominal charge.
Income Tax Checkoff Act was also enacted in 1973 and implemented in 1974 and provides that the agency cooperate with the Department of Revenue to enforce the statute and rules governing the expenditure of income tax checkoff funds by the state political parties. The fund allows any person whose state income tax liability for any taxable year is $1.50 or more to designate $1.50 of the tax liability to be paid over to the Iowa election campaign fund for the account of a specified political party or to be split equally between them. In the case of a joint return, $3.00 may be so designated.
The agency's administration of the Iowa Public Officials Act (also known as the Ethics Law) as it applies to the executive branch of state government began in 1993, at which time the agency name became the "Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board". The agency's responsibilities under the Act include receiving personal financial disclosure reports from covered officials and employees, receiving reports from executive branch lobbyists and their clients, advising persons as to the application of the law to specific conduct, and investigating and prosecuting alleged violations of the Act.
FAIR, IOWA STATE
Marion Lucas, secretary/manager
Statehouse, Des Moines 50319
LEONA ASHMAN, president; Oskaloosa; BILL NEUBRAND, vice-president; LeMars
MARION LUCAS, secretary/manager; Des Moines; J. MEL SHANDA, treasurer; Perry
Ex-Officio Members of Fair Board
THOMAS VILSACK, governor, Des Moines; PATTY JUDGE, secretary of agriculture, Des Moines; MARTIN JISCHKE, president, Iowa State University, Ames
Information on the Iowa State Fair
Every August nearly a million people from all over the Midwest flock to the Iowa State Fair, the state's great celebration, a salute to Iowa's best in agriculture, industry, entertainment, and achievement.
The Fair is the home of a 20-acre farm machinery show and the largest arts show in the state. More than 600 exhibitors and concessionaires offer modern merchandise and quality foods. Large 4-H and FFA shows provide excellent educational opportunity for youngsters. More than $350,000 worth of entertainment is offered free with gate admission. The Grandstand offers superstar stage shows and track events. History comes alive in Heritage Village, a tribute to Iowa's hardy pioneers. The 10-acre midway offers 100 rides, shows and games.
The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest agricultural and industrial expositions in the nation. The first was held in Fairfield, Iowa in 1854, on a six-acre tract. The next year's Fair was also held in Fairfield. From 1856 to 1879, the Fair moved from city to city: Muscatine, 1856-1857; Oskaloosa, 1858-1859; Iowa City, 1860-1861; Dubuque, 1862-1863; Burlington, 1864-1866; Clinton 1867-1868; Keokuk, 1869-1870 and 1874-1875; Cedar Rapids 1871-1873 and 1876-1878.
In 1879, the Fair moved to Des Moines to stay. In 1884 the Iowa Legislature appropriated $50,000 for the purchase of grounds in Des Moines on condition that the city raise an equal sum for site improvements. The 270-acre site was dedicated two years later. It continued to grow to its present size of 400 acres. The Iowa Fair was the inspiration for the original novel, three motion pictures and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway Musical, all titled "State Fair."
A separate Fair Board was created in 1923, consisting of the governor, the secretary of agriculture, the president of Iowa State University, one director from each congressional district and three directors at-large. Reflecting redistricting, make-up of the Board was changed to two directors from each of five Congressional districts, plus the three ex-officio members, in 1992. Official delegates, representing Iowa's 103 county fairs and other agricultural associations, elect these directors at the annual State Agricultural Convention in December. The president and vice-president of the Fair Board are elected by the Board from elected directors. The board also selects the secretary and the treasurer.
The Legislature may appropriate funds for major capital improvements and repairs; all other operating expenses are paid from revenue generated by the Fair. The Fairgrounds are used year-round as a meeting and exposition center, featuring such events as large trade and machinery shows; sports events; national livestock, horse, and dog shows; arts and crafts exhibitions; private gatherings; auto races; concerts; and a wide variety of other activities.
Richard J. Haines, director
Hoover State Office Building, Level A, Des Moines 50319
The Department of General Services, was created in 1971 by the 64th General Assembly of Iowa. Under the general direction and control of the governor, the Department of General Services is headed by a director who is appointed by the governor with the approval of two-thirds of the Senate. The following divisions function within the department: Administration and Purchasing; Design and Construction; Fleet and Mail; Printing and Imaging; Capitol Complex Maintenance and Building Services. The director's office is staffed by the director, two Executive Officers, legal counsel and an administrative secretary. The director serves as the secretary to the Capitol Planning Commission.
Capitol Complex Maintenance - Ed Mahlstadt, Administrator; 109 SE 13th St., Des Moines 50319; 515/242-6203
The Capitol Complex Maintenance Division is responsible for maintenance of grounds and equipment on the Capitol Complex. This includes electrical/elevator maintenance, painting and wall repair, woodworking and construction repairs, concrete and masonry repairs, snow removal, mowing, tree trimming, garden care, furniture moving, HVAC systems maintenance and utilities management.
Capitol Planning Commission, State - Richard
J. Haines, secretary, Hoover State Office Building, Level A, Des Moines 50319;
The Iowa State Capitol Planning Commission was established by the 58th General Assembly in 1959, and is composed of legislators, residents of the state appointed by the governor, and the Director of General Services. The commission's purpose is to advise on the location and architecture of buildings and other aspects of the development of Iowa's state capitol grounds.
Building Services - Tim Ryburn, Administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Level A, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-3137
It is the responsibility of the Building Services Division to provide dependable, cost effective custodial services that ensure a healthy, safe environment for occupants and the public that utilize the 1.9 million square feet of office and exhibit spaces on the Capitol Complex. Services include safety and health issues, office waste recycling, restroom sanitation, vacuuming, snow removal from sidewalks and stairs, lamp replacement, furniture moving, pest control, window washing, general office cleaning, locksmith services and special events assistance. This division also provides services related to Federal Surplus and stores. Federal Surplus acquires equipment and supplies no longer needed by the federal government and sells it to eligible agencies within Iowa. The property ranges from paper clips and typewriters to bulldozers and aircraft and is used to fill the needs of public agencies, schools, hospitals, museums, libraries and nonprofit health and education activities. Federal Surplus is located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. In addition, Design and Construction provides services in coordinating co-location initiatives for statewide leases in major metropolitan areas.
Administration and Purchasing - Patti Scroeder, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Level A, Des Moines, 50319; 515/281-8384
The Administration and Purchasing Division is comprised of three different units. Customer Service is designed to be the first point of contact for services, information, and customer feedback within the Department of General Services. Some of its functions are to coordinate events in the Capitol Complex, coordinate requests for services from other state agencies to the six divisions within the department, parking and building access requests, statistical data related to services, and publication and flag sales.
The Administrative unit provides administrative support to divisions within the Department of General Services and to other state agencies. This includes accounting, budgeting, special billings, personnel support, risk management and technology support.
The Purchasing unit provides a statewide on-line procurement system that acquires supplies, equipment, services and construction using a competitive purchasing process; the issuance of statewide contracts available to state agencies and political subdivisions for a variety of products and services; and the on-line office supply system.
Design and Construction - Tom Johnson, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Level A, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5838
The Design and Construction Division is responsible for providing architecture/engineering, and space management services for 9.5 million square feet of facilities on the Capitol Complex and at the 15 state institutions. During the construction phase of projects, this division is responsible for the administration of construction projects and major repairs that exceed $25,000 in value, including the Capitol restoration, and project management for the state's vertical infrastructure.
This division is also responsible for the restoration painting that is performed in the Capitol, Terrace Hill, and the Old Historical Building.
Fleet and Mail - Dale Schroeder, administrator; 301 East 7th St., Des Moines 50319; 515/281-7702
The Fleet and Mail Division is responsible for two major support areas for other state agencies. The Fleet and Mail section is responsible for the purchasing and assigning of motor vehicles for all branches of government, except those specifically exempted by statute. This unit responds to requests from agencies for the use of pool vehicles, purchase of new vehicles and disposal of used vehicles. The Fleet and Mail section provides a record of miles driven, cost per mile of each unit and overall operational costs on approximately 2,200 vehicles. Parts, accessories, and supplies are carried in the state garage for repair and maintenance of state vehicles. The cost of maintenance plus administrative costs and depreciation for each vehicle is charged back to each agency. New vehicles placed into service each year must meet certain statutory mandates for fuel efficiency and increasing numbers must be capable of operating with alternative fuels.
The Mail section is responsible for the processing and distribution of
mail which consists of U.S. Mail, UPS, courier service and local mail. This unit maintains
mail rooms in each of the five major buildings on the complex and also provides delivery
of finished products for Printing and Imaging.
Printing and Imaging - Bill Bruce, administrator; Grimes State Office Building, Basement Level, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5050
The Printing unit serves as a consultant to state agencies to advise them as to the most cost efficient procedures for obtaining printed material. The Centralized Printing unit is a short run, quick copy service designed to meet the needs of state agencies. It is a self-sustaining operation which generates its revenues by charging agencies for printing requests. This unit also provides graphic design and artwork as needed for printing projects for state agencies. The Printing unit also has custody of state legal documents, such as the Code of Iowa and the Iowa Official Register. These documents are distributed to various state agencies and the public as directed by the Code of Iowa.
The Imaging unit is charged with reviewing records-related systems within state agencies. It is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of records filing systems, including a centralized records storage facility which provides a low-cost alternative to state agencies which have records requiring retention beyond their active use. The Imaging unit also provides micrographic services to state agencies, such as filming, indexing, processing, scanning and duplicating a wide variety of records to include warrants, drawings, and blueprints.
Records Commission, State - Bill Bruce, Department of General Services, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5050
The State Records Commission, established in 1974 under legislation enacted by the 65th General Assembly, is responsible for the management of state records. The commission consists of the following or their designees: secretary of state, director of the Department of Cultural Affairs, treasurer of state, director of the Department of Revenue and Finance, director of the Department of Management, state librarian, auditor of state, and the director of the Department of General Services who serves as secretary of the commission.
Specific duties of the State Records Commission include the determination of those records of sufficient administrative, legal, fiscal, research, or historical value to warrant continued preservation; the determination of those records of no further value to be disposed of or destroyed; the establishment of a system for the protection and preservation of records essential for the continuity or re-establishment of governmental functions in the event of an emergency; the approval of the purchase of records duplicating or microfilming equipment and supplies by state agencies; the establishment of procedures for the economical and efficient use of forms; maintenance of an index of all state agency forms; and review of the forms management practices of state agencies.
Mike Milligan, director
Governor's Office, State Capitol Building, Des Moines 50319
The Governor's Office on Volunteerism was established by executive order on November 2, 1978. The Volunteerism office works hand in hand with the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, as well as volunteer directors in state agencies, community based volunteer agencies, the private sector, and not-for-profit volunteer organizations across the state of Iowa to serve a variety of important functions. These functions include recognizing and awarding outstanding individual, group, or community volunteer efforts through the annual Governor's Volunteer Awards. Other functions include developing new programs and initiatives driven by volunteers to serve state and local community needs, and the development of new grants to assist in new or on-going community volunteer programs. The Governor's Office on Volunteerism also serves as an information resource center on volunteer opportunities, organizations and other subjects related to volunteerism.
The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service
The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service was established by Executive Order Number 48 in February 1994. Its purpose is to engage Iowans in building stronger communities through volunteer service. The Commission fosters the ethic of community service, self-learning and volunteerism through the programs and activities it encompasses: AmeriCorp Programs, AmeriCorp VISTA, Learn and Serve, Senior Service Corps, The Iowa Summit, the Governor's Initiative Grant, and other volunteer efforts as requested by the Governor throughout the state.
Members are appointed by the Governor to serve no more than two three-year
This division also regulates programs including asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls compliance monitoring and toxic substance evaluations regarding toxic waste sites. Health engineering and consumer products safety programs focus on compliance with the FDA milk standards, various environmental water quality problems, a swimming pool and spa registration program, and product safety recalls.
Radiological health programs include the registration and licensure of radiation emitting equipment and radiation operators. Radioactive materials are licensed and inspected to ensure low level radiation exposure. Radon mitigation, testing and control programs are also administered. The division is also responsible for approving laboratories that desire to perform drug testing services for businesses located or doing business in Iowa.
|Certificate of Need
Health Facilities Council members are appointed by the governor.
EDWARD NICHOLS, West Des Moines, term expires 2005; JOAN KOENIGS, St. Ansgar, term expires 2005; KATHLEEN E. KREGEL, Fort Dodge; term expires 2001; JOSEPH B. RYAN JR., West Des Moines; term expires 2003; HARRY RASDAL, Spencer; term expires 2001;
Chronic Renal Disease Advisory Committee
Members are appointed by the director of public health.
JEAN SHELTON, Des Moines; term expires 2002; JODI VALENTI, Cedar Rapids;
term expires 2001; DR. THOMAS BAINBRIDGE, Mt. Pleasant; term expires 2003; STEPHANIE
BOEHMER, Waterloo; term expires 2000; ROBERT COUCH, Davenport; term expires 2002;
KIMBERLEE CROSS, Des Moines; term expires 2002; GLENN FARRAND, Des Moines; term expires
2002; ELIZABETH GILDEA, Des Moines; term expires 2003; VACANT; DR. JOHN OLDS, Des Moines;
term expires 2000; GARY PETERSEN, Denison; term expires 2000;DEANNA STALLMAN, RN, MS,
Cedar Rapids; term expires 2000; LISA TAYLOR, Kansas City, MO; term expires 2001
Athletic Trainers Advisory Board - Roxanne Sparks, board administrator; Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/2816346
ALAN J. BESTE, chair, Boone; term expires 2001; TIMOTHY GIBBONS, Mason City; term expires 2000; JILL MEILAHN D.O., Ames; term expires 2002; MARGARET SUSAN CIGELMAN, Urbandale; term expires 2000; DANNY T. FOSTER, A.T., Iowa City; term expires 2001, DENISE A. HARKLAU, A.T., secretary, Ames; term expires 2001; DR. MARY L. KHOWASSAH, M.D., Iowa City; term expires 2002
The board, responsible for the licensing of athletic trainers, is composed of three licensed athletic trainers, three licensed physicians, and one public member.
DENNIS RUFFCORN, chair, Missouri Valley; term expires 2000; ALAN L. THOMPSON, vice chair, Ames; term expires 2001; RAYMOND D. BARKER, Des Moines; term expires 2002; PEGGY C. DUNSHEE, Urbandale; term expires 2000; VACANT
The board responsible for the licensing and inspection of approximately 2,200 barbers and 1,200 establishments, is composed of three licensed barbers and two public members. The barber licensing law was enacted in 1927, and Chapters 147, 158 and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
MILDRED SEHNEKLOTH, Eldridge; term expires 2001; LINDA TRUDEAU, vice
chair, Carroll; term expires 2001; DOROTHY ANDERSON, Des Moines; term expires 2000;
REBECCA S. BEACH, Des Moines; term expires 2002; THORALD (TED) DAVIDSON, Des Moines; term
expires 2000; MARTIN R. EDWARDS, Ph.D., Cedar Falls; term expires 2000; JACK HILLYARD,
Windsor Heights; term expires 2002; DAVID PETERSON, Iowa City; term expires 2002; STANTON
L. VISSER, Rock Valley; term expires 2001
The board, responsible for licensing of marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors, is composed of three marriage and family therapists, three mental health counselors, and three public members. The behavioral sciences licensing law was enacted in 1991, and Chapters 147, 154D and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
|Cosmetology Examiners - Sharon
Cook, board administrator; Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/2425936
SUSANNE E. WOLRAB, chair, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2001; DAVID O. CREIGHTON SR., Clive; term expires 2002; MICHAEL F. KRONFELDT, Dubuque; term expires 2000; SHEILA O'HERN, Barnum; term expires 2002; TERESA MERTENS, Mt Pleasant; term expires 2002, CURTIS W. STAMP, Des Moines; term expires 2000; JANET FISHER, Swea City; term expires 2002
The board, responsible for the licensing and inspection of approximately 20,000 cosmetologists and 5,000 establishments, is composed of three licensed cosmetologists, 1 nail tech, 1 school instructor, and two public members. The cosmetology licensing law was enacted in 1927, and chapters 147, 157, and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
THOMAS STANGEL, Oskaloosa; term expires 2002; DARYL ENGELEN, Carroll; term expires 2002; RONALD C. EVANS, Waukee; term expires 2001; ELIZABETH KRESSIN, D.C., Spencer; term expires 2000; NORMA PAPIK, secretary, Blue Grass; term expires 2000; PAT HASTINGS, Jefferson; term expires 2002; DR. VALERIE J. PRAHL, Cedar Falls; term expires 2000
The board, responsible for the licensing of approximately 1,100 chiropractors, is composed of five licensed chiropractors and two public members. The chiropractic licensing law was enacted in 1921 and Chapters 147, 151 and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
The board, responsible for the licensing of approximately 281 hearing aid dealers, is composed of three licensed as hearing aid dealers and two public members. The hearing aid dealers licensing law was enacted in 1974, and Chapters 147, 154A, and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
RALPH STEPHENS, chair, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2000; E. HOWARD SONKSEN, vicechair, Clear Lake; term expires 2000; LANA FOUGE, Des Moines; term expires 2002; ROBERT BUCHANAN, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2001; GLORIA KALBACH, Stuart; term expires 2000; JILL KOCHEL, Des Moines; term expires 2001; LOIS A. LEYTEM, vice chair, Dubuque; term expires 2002
The message therapy board was established in 1992. This board regulates licensed massage therapists. There are 530 licensed massage therapists.
JAMES BARR, chair, Fort Madison; term expires 2001; CRAIG FRATZKE, Storm Lake; term expires 2002; DANIEL DANIELSON, Urbandale; term expires 2000; DIANE E. PALMER, secretary, Des Moines; term expires 2000; MARCUS VIGEN, Keokuk; term expires 2002, RICHARD PORTER, Hawarden; term expires 2001; KAREN THOMSEN, Cumberland; term expires 2002
The board, responsible for the licensing of approximately 870 funeral directors and embalmers, is composed of three licensed funeral directors and two public members. The mortuary science licensing law was enacted in 1907, and Chapters 147, 156 and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
|Nursing Home Administrators
Examiners - Sharon Dozier, board administrator; Lucas State Office Building, Des
Moines 50319; 515/2816352
GARY KIRCHHOF, R.N., chair, Cresco; term expires 2000; VACANT; LARRY HERTEL, Coralville, term expires 2002; TERRY COOPER, Winterset; term expires 2000; MARILYN FINCH, Grinnell; term expires 2000; TERRI J. GUNDERSON, Terril; term expires 2001; CLAUDIA BOEDING, Hampton; term expires 2001; DRUCILLA M. STRAUB, Des Moines; term expires 2000; WILLIAM THAYER, Madrid; term expires 2000
The board, responsible for the licensing of approximately 700 nursing home administrators, is composed of four licensed nursing home administrators, three persons licensed in other professions involved with the treatment of the chronically ill or elderly, and two public members. The nursing home administrators licensing law was enacted in 1970, and Chapters 155 and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
DR. ROBERT H. SHARP, OD, chair, Atlantic; term expires 2001; DR. DUANE ATTEBERRY, Manchester; term expires 2002; JANE F. ECKLUND, Jefferson; term expires 2001; VACANT; DR. LARRY W. HICKS, OD, Creston; term expires 2002; DR. RICHARD F. NOYES, OD, Marion; term expires 2000; DR. BARBARA SCHEETZ, Des Moines; term expires 2000
JAMES E. HUGHES, vice chair, Decorah; term expires 2000; DIANA R. BROWER, secretary, St. Ansgar; term expires 2001; ERIC GENE JACOBS, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2001; ALICE B. PRICE, Knoxville; term expires 2000; HENRIETTA SCHOLTEN, Sioux City; term expires 2002; PHYLLIS CACCIATORE, Des Moines; term expires 2002; THEODORE PETERSON, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2002
DIANE CARDWELL, Ames; term expires 2000; WILLIAM CONNET, Des Moines; term expires 2000; DR. JAMES CUNNINGHAM, Audubon; term expires 2000; GLORIA WELTE, Sergeant Bluff; term expires 2002; MARK G. DAVIS, P.A., Algona; term expires 2001; VACANT; RITA TAYLOR, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2000
DR. GREGORY VALKASKY, Estherville; term expires 2001; DR. KIM LOZIER, Waterloo; term expires 2001; LILLIAN J. MADISON, Independence; term expires 2000; DR. RICKEY SALOCKER, D.P.M., Ft. Dodge; term expires 2000; ROBERT YOHO, West Des Moines; term expires 2002; DR. KYLE WHITTEN, Urbandale; term expires 2001
The board, responsible for the licensing of approximately 175 podiatrists, is composed of three licensed podiatrists and two public members. The podiatry licensing law was enacted in 1921, and Chapters 147, 149 and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
|Psychology Examiners - Sharon
Cook, board administrator; Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/2425936
JACOB SINES, Iowa City; term expires 2002; SCOTT SHAFER, Ph.D., vice chair; Des Moines; term expires 2000; JANET MCDONOUGH, Ph.D., Des Moines; term expires 2000; DANIEL COURTNEY, Mason City; term expires 2001; CONNIE SCHMETT, Clive; term expires 2001; KUROSH R. SHAHRIARI, Ed.D., Newton; term expires 2002; RUTH DAGGETT, Creston; term expires 2002
The board, responsible for the licensing of approximately 389 and 180 health service providers in psychology, is composed of five licensed psychologists and two public members. The psychology licensing law was enacted in 1975, and Chapters 147, 154B, and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
JULIA A. BEBENSEE, West Des Moines; term expires 2000; GARY BOEKE, Cresco; term expires 2000; TRACY RIAL, Des Moines; term expires 2002; ALAN HEIDECKER, Sioux City; term expires 2001; KENNETH LOWDER, Iowa City; term expires 2001; CLIFFORD VOGEN, Clive; term expires 2000; MARIANNE MICKELSON, West Des Moines; term expires 2002
The board, responsible for licensing of approximately 427 speech pathologists and audiologists, is composed of five licensed speech pathologists or audiologists and two public members. The speech pathologists and audiologists licensing law was enacted in 1976, and Chapters 147 and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
MARK K. SMITH, Marshalltown; term expires 2002; JENNIFER LOCK OMAN, Des Moines; term expires 2001; LANCE CLEMSEN, Coralville; term expires 2001; JANICE McCOY, Perry; term expires 2001; ERLENE VEVERKA, Prairie City; term expires 2000; JAMES YEAST, Dubuque, term expires 2001; MONSIGNOR SCHMIDT, Davenport; term expires 2002
The board, responsible for the licensing of approximately 3,000 social workers, is composed of five social workers and two public members. The social worker licensing law was enacted in 1984, and Chapters 154C and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
MARY CARLSON, chair, Humboldt; term expires 2000; MARCY ROLENC, Iowa City; term expires 2002; GEORGE PRICE, West Des Moines; term expires 2000; ELVIN SOLL, Murray; term expires 2000; JEAN ANDERSON, Ames; term expires 2001
The board, responsible for the licensing of dietitians, is composed of three dietitians and two public members. The dietitian licensing law was enacted in 1985, and Chapters 147, 152A, and 272C are the principal laws governing the board.
WILLIAM J. NIEDERT, chair, Hudson; term expires 2000; WILLIAM J. MOTZ, vicechair, Sioux City; term expires 2001; DR. GREGORY HICKLIN, Des Moines; term expires 2002; AMY LOVE, Jefferson; term expires 2002; VACANT
The board, responsible for licensing of respiratory care therapists, is composed of three respiratory therapists, one physician, and one public member. The respiratory care law was enacted in 1996, and Chapter 152B is the principal law governing the board.
Examiners, Board of - Constance L. Price, executive director; 1209 E. Court, Des
Moines 50319; 515/2815157
ALAN D. HATHAWAY, D.D.S., Davenport; term expires 2002; GEORGE F. NORTH, D.D.S., Allison; term expires 2001; DEBRA L. YOSSI, R.D.H., Cedar Rapids; term expires 2002; NANCY S. LEPEAU, R.D.H., Iowa City; term expires 2000; THOMAS L. BIORGE, D.D.S., Lemars; term expires 2001; FRED A. RIDDLE, JR., D.D.S., Iowa City; term expires 2001; LEROY I. STROHMAN, D.D.S., Algona; term expires 2000; LISETTA SELL, Des Moines; term expires 2002
Family and Community Health, Division of - Mary Weaver, R.N., M.S.N., Deputy Director for Public Health; Division of Family and Community Health, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319 / 2813931
The Division of Family and Community Health provides support for local public health services throughout Iowa, including public health nursing services, well-elderly clinics, home care aide services, genetic counseling services, dental public health services, maternal and child health services, family planning services, adolescent health, child health specialty clinics, and nutrition services including WIC (Women, Infant and Children). Working with local boards of health in community development for assuring public health services is also a part of this division.
Advice and assistance are provided to local communities pertaining to the incidence and control of all communicable diseases. Disease control programs are conducted for such diseases as sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, vaccine preventable diseases, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Active monitoring of disease occurrence, case investigations, and medical consultation in diagnosis, treatment, and control are conducted daily.
Health engineering and consumer safety programs within the division focus on compliance with the FDA childhood lead screening and milk standards, various environmental water quality problems, and product safety recalls.
The division establishes program standards and assists communities to develop services by providing technical assistance, monitoring, and financial support. Most of the services are provided through contract with city or county governmental units or agencies serving a county or regional area. Additional services are provided directly by division staff and through contracts with University of Iowa.
Rural Health and Primary Care Advisory Committee
JOAN BLUNDALL, Spencer; JACKIE BUTLER, Webster City; DAVID W. CROW, Conrad; JAMES D. DVORAK, Humboldt; NANCY L. FABER, Northwood; PATRICIA L. KUHLEMEIER, Ventura; DENNIS MAY, Kensett; JAMES MERCHANT, Iowa City; CORNELIA V. MURPHY, Des Moines; NANCY NORMAN, Ames; MAUREEN REEVES-HORSLEY, Emmetsburg; NANCY RUZICKA, Des Moines; MARLYS SCHERLIN, Creston; BETTY SOUKUP, New Hampton; RUSSELL TEIG, Jewell; MARY WEAVER, Des Moines
Medical Examiners, Iowa State Board of - Ann
E. Mowery, PhD, executive director, 1209 East Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50319;
The Board of Medical Examiners was created by the 21st General Assembly in 1886. The board of Osteopathic Examiners was established in 1907. These two agencies became a composite Board of Medical Examiners by action of the 60th General Assembly in 1963. Board members are appointed by the governor for threeyear terms, with confirmation by the Senate.
The board meets nine times annually and is responsible for administering and enforcing state laws and administrative rules governing licensure and the practice of medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, osteopathy, and registered acupuncturists.
The board administers Step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) to both allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O) physicians twice annually. The board also determines the eligibility of physicians for licensure by endorsement of examination scores, and issues resident physician licenses, as well as temporary and special licenses.
The board is empowered with the duty and responsibility of licensure discipline, which
involves the investigation of complaints, review of evidence, initiation and prosecution
of disciplinary proceedings, and imposition of license discipline. The Board is authorized
to operate the Impaired Physician Review Committee, a voluntary program for monitoring
recovery/rehabilitation of impaired physicians. The board may, if necessary, petition
the District Court for enforcement of its authority. The board registers and establishes
peer review committees to investigate and report on the evaluation of certain complaints
or other evidence of acts or omissions possibly constituting cause for licensee
discipline. The board issues license renewals, certifications for licensure in other
jurisdictions, and determines requirements for continuing medical education.
The board is responsible for evaluating applications and issuing certificates of registration to qualified acupuncturists. Persons who hold a valid Iowa license to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, chiropractic, podiatry, or dentistry may engage in the practice of acupuncture without registration issued by the board.
NANCY E. KNUTSTROM, R.N. M.S. Ed.D., Davenport; term expires 2000; PAULINE TAYLOR, R.N., Iowa City; term expires 2002; RICHARD A. PETERSEN, R.N., chair, Sioux City; term expires 2001;ANNA C. FALLON, Fort Dodge; term expires 2002; PAM BRADLEY, Urbandale; term expires 2001; MELVIN D. HULSE, Clarence; term expires 2001; ROBERT CAMPBELL, Newton; term expires 2002
The board has the responsibility to administer and enforce the laws relating to the practice of nursing, licensure of nurses, nursing education, and continuing education as a prerequisite to license renewal. The board enforces the law and rules applicable to the practice of nursing including the use of disciplinary proceedings and disciplinary action. The board issues licenses to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced registered nurse practitioners.
A.D. "JACK" VAN NORMAN, pharmacist, chair, Swea City; term expires 2002; MATTHEW C. OSTERHAUS, pharmacist, vice chair, Maquoketa; term expires 2000; G. KAY BOLTON, West Des Moines; term expires 2001; KATHERINE LINDER, pharmacist, Manson; term expires 2000; MICHAEL J. SEIFERT, Urbandale; term expires 2001; MARY P. MITCHELL, Council Bluffs; term expires 2002; PAUL ABRAMOWITZ, Coralville; term expires 2002
The Iowa Commission of Pharmacy originated on April 23, 1880, at the direction of the Executive Department. The commission then established an organization known as the State Board of Pharmacy on May 5, 1880. The board was composed of three members. At this time, through the Pharmacy Act under Chapter 75, the newly formed board developed a set of standards for individuals to be qualified as pharmacists by examination. Thus, the Board of Pharmacy came into being for the protection of public health, welfare, and safety.
The present board consists of seven members five professional members and two representatives of the general public. They are all appointed by the governor for threeyear terms and function under the statutory authority of Chapters 147, 155A, 124, 124A, 124B, 126, and 205, Code of Iowa, 1999. The board has the responsibility for administering competency examinations, and issues licenses to qualified applicants.
Through the executive secretary/director, the board maintains all records
relating to continuing education and licensure by examination or reciprocity; processes
all applications for licensure; collects fees; and issues all new and renewal licenses to
those persons engaged in the practice of pharmacy.
The board is responsible for administering the regulatory provisions of the Code relating to the following:
A. The legal aspects of professional practice and the licensing of drug
manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors; community, institutional, and nonresident
|The board administers the pharmacy
intern training program which prepares the pharmacy student for the contemporary practice
of community or hospital pharmacy.
State Medical Examiner - has
moved from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Public Health. See entry
in Department of Public Safety for information on the State Medical Examiner.
Commission on Substance Abuse
LINDA PHILLIPS, chair, Sioux City; term expires 2001; JERRY STUBBEN, vice-chair, Ames; term expires 2001; RALPH R. BROWN, Dallas Center; term expires 2001; GERALD A. KUNCL, Glenwood; term expires 2001; PAULA PETROW LE VASSEUR, Muscatine; term expires 2002; REGINALD A. ALEXANDER, M.D., Des Moines; term expires 2002; PATRICIA L. SEMELROTH, Hiawatha; term expires 2001; CAROL J. BEHRER, Urbandale; term expires 2002; NORMAN VAN KLOMPENBURG, Newton; term expires 2002
The Iowa Department of Substance Abuse was created on January 1, 1978, through a merger of the Division of Alcoholism (Department of Public Health) and the Iowa Drug Abuse Authority. This merger was first mandated by the 66th General Assembly in 1976. The department became a division of the new Iowa Department of Public health on July 1, 1986, as a result of state government reorganization.
The Division of Substance Abuse and Health Promotion handles a wide variety of activities, ranging from the licensure of substance abuse treatment centers to injury prevention, changes in lifestyle, reduced tobacco use and improved nutritional choices.
There are three bureaus within the division (Substance Abuse, Health Promotion and Disability and Injury Prevention). The division administers the statewide substance (alcohol and other drugs) abuse prevention and treatment programs of the department. Substance abuse policy is established by the nine member commission on substance abuse appointed by the governor. Primary functions include: licensure of substance treatment programs, administration (planning, allocation and monitoring) of federal and state funds for substance abuse prevention and treatment efforts, provision of training opportunities for substance abuse program personnel and provision of technical assistance on substance abuse prevention and treatment to programs and communities.
The Bureau of Health Promotion works to convince Iowans that they can live longer healthier lives by modifying risk factors for chronic diseases. This is accomplished through training and the use of promotional materials to show the dangers of tobacco, poor nutrition, heart disease, and breast and cervical cancer.
The Bureau of Disability Prevention works toward reducing the amount of unintentional injury in the state each year. Injuries are occurring in Iowa homes, on roads, and on the job. The bureau also maintains a registry of Iowa brain and spinal cord injuries in an effort to track injury and plan appropriate safety measures.
Council on Head Injuries - Roger Chapman, Administer, serves at pleasure of Governor
MARGARET CURRY, Danville; term expires 2000; EDWARD H. BOLL, Sanborn; term expires 2000; LAURIE A. DYER, Des Moines; term expires 2000; DAVID L. GREIMANN, Ankeny; term expires 2000; JONI HENDERSON, Independence; term expires 1999; ROGER C. HOFFMAN, Mount Vernon; term expires 1999; BEVERLY MCCLUNG, Mason City; term expires 2000; DELBERT LEE JENSEN, St. Ansgar; term expires 1999; KAREN A. JOHNSON, Davenport; term expires 1999; GEOFFREY M. LAUER, Iowa City; term expires 1999; DR. JOHN MAY, vicechair, Des Moines; term expires 1999; ANGELA HENCE, Creston; term expires 2000; ESTHYR ROPA, Stanwood; term expires 1999; MARVIN LEE TOOMAN, West Des Moines; term expires 1999; ROBERT VANDER PLAATS, chair, Sioux City; term expires 1999; THEODORE WELLS, Iowa City; term expires 2000; EMILY EMONIN, Fairfield; term expires 2000
STEPHEN C. GLEASON, M.D., director, Department of Public Health; ROSE VASQUEZ, director, Department of Human Rights; FREDERICK (TED) STILLWELL, director, Department of Education; THERESE M. VAUGHAN, commissioner, Division of Insurance; JESSIE RASMUSSEN, director, Department of Human Services; CREIG SLAYTON, director, Department for the Blind; vacant, administrator, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Education ; JEANANNE HAGEN, Chief, special Education Bureau, Department of Education
State Substitute Medical DecisionMaking Board - Ronald D. Eckoff, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Advisor, 515/2815914; Division of Substance Abuse and Health Promotion, Department of Public Health, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 503190075; 515/2815914
PETER J. BENSON, Davenport; term expires 2001; TODD BEVERIDGE, Des Moines; term expires 2001; BETTY CARLSON, Newton; term expires 2001; MARY DUBERT, Davenport; term expires 1999; PAT FAWCETT, Ames; term expires 2001; CAROL L. HORNER, D.O., Des Moines; term expires 2000; KARL LUTHER, Sioux City; term expires 2001; JEAN MCKINNEY, Des Moines; term expires 2000; EVERETT NITZKE, M.D., Des Moines; term expires 1999; KAREN SMITH, Adel; term expires 1999; E.A. WESTFALL, Van Meter; term expires 2000
JUDEE ALEXANDER, Waterloo; ANNE BROWN, Des Moines; GILBERT CALDWELL, III, Newton; MARTHA E. CHEYNEY, Glenwood; DIANE EASTMAN, Iowa City; BERY ENGEBRETSEN, Des Moines; ANNE LIVINGSTON, Sioux City; PAUL M. HEDQUIST, West Des Moines; JOY J. JACOBS, Dubuque; JO LERBERG, Des Moines; SYLVIA LEWIS, Iowa City; CHARLOTTE NELSON, Des Moines; LINDA RAILSBACK, Des Moines; EDWARD SCHOR, Des Moines; RIZWAN SHAH, Des Moines; JACK STOWE, Marshalltown; BECKY SWIFT, Des Moines; DAVID WRIGHT, Des Moines; JANET ZWICK, Des Moines
HUMAN RIGHTS, DEPARMENT OF
Rose Vasquez, director
Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319
The Department of Human Rights is an umbrella agency composed of (1) advocacy organizations for women, families, persons with disabilities, poor, Latinos, and African American persons and (2) a service-providing organization for the deaf and hard of hearing.
The divisions of Persons with Disabilities; Community Action Agencies; Deaf Services; Latinos Affairs; the Status of Women; Status of African-Americans; and Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning are included. All, with the exception of Community Action Agencies and Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning, have rule-making authority. The organizations making up this department are further delineated below:
Community Action Agencies, Division of - William J. Brand, administrator; Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-4204
Community Action Agencies Commission
ROSE VASQUEZ, director, Department of Human Rights
|The Division of Community Action
Agencies was created in 1986 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2175, Part 6, to provide a range of
services to improve the conditions of poverty in the state. The three bureaus within the
division include Bureau of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Bureau, Bureau of
Weatherization, and Bureau of Community Services.
The purpose of the division is to provide financial assistance for community action agencies to administer the federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) block grant, the Emergency Crisis Intervention Program, client education, Department of Energy funds for the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) received in Iowa, to implement community action programs as permitted by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) the Community Food and Nutrition (CFN) Grant Program and in partnership with the Department of Human Services administer the Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) program.
Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center, Division of - Richard G. Moore, administrator, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515-242-5816
Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning Advisory Council
ROSE VASQUEZ, director, Department of Human Rights
SENATOR ROBERT E. DVORSKY, Coralville, term expires 2001 ; SENATOR O. GENE MADDOX, Clive, term expires 2002; REPRESENTATIVE MONA K. MARTIN, Davenport, term expires 2002; REPRESENTATIVE STEVE RICHARDSON, Indianola, term expires 2002
The Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning administers criminal and juvenile justice planning in the state, including research, program implementation, and making recommendations for policy changes. In addition, the division maintains a statistical analysis center to assist agencies in the use of criminal and juvenile justice data. The division is also responsible for administering the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
ALLISON FLEMING, Chair, term expires 1999; BARBARA AALFS, Sioux City, term expires 2001; JAMES BARRY, Atlantic, term expires 2000; DENISE DENTON, Ames, term expires 1999; ROBERT GREENLEE, Shell Rock, term expires 2001; PATRICIA HENDRICKSON, Davenport, term expires 2001; STEVE HUSTON, Eldora, term expires 2000; SYLVIA LEWIS, Iowa City, term expires 2001; GEORGE MILLER, JR. Des Moines, term expires 2001; SUSAN NEHRING, Iowa City, term expires 1999; MARY NELSON, Des Moines, term expires 2000; ZACHARY NUNN, Des Moines, term expires 2001; FRED SCHUSTER, Cedar Falls, term expires 2001; JACKSON SELK, Cedar Rapids, term expires 2000; VARELL WILEY, II, Des Moines, term expires 1999; THOMAS A. WILSON, Bettendorf, term expires 1999
Rose Vasquez, director, Department of Human Rights
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Council was established to stimulate efforts to bring Iowa into compliance with the mandates of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 and to administer the funds coming to the state as provided in the Act.
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Council administers the Act which:
1. prohibits placing status offenders or non-offenders in secure detention or
2. prohibits confining juvenile delinquents with adult offenders.
3. prohibits detaining juveniles in adult jails and lock-ups.
|4. requires efforts to reduce the
proportion of juveniles detained or confined in secure facilities who are members of
minority groups, if such proportion exceeds
the proportion such groups represent in the general population.
Council supports community-based services, coordination, and prevention efforts.
Deaf Services, Division of
ROSE VASQUEZ, director, Department of Human Rights
The Deaf Services Commission of Iowa is a division of the Department of Human Rights. The seven members serving on the commission are appointed by the governor. At least four members of the commission shall be persons who cannot hear human speech with or without the use of amplification.
The duties of the commission include cooperating with the public and private agencies to assist them in identifying the needs of the deaf community and providing and/or coordinating services to meet those needs. Some of those services include interpreting services, advocacy and consultation services, referral to community resources, legislation development, and collecting and disseminating information regarding deafness through comprehensive library services, and other forms of public contact.
Persons with Disabilities, Iowa Commission of - Rose Vasquez,
administrator, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319; 515/242-6172 or
1. Cooperate with all public and private agencies interested in the employment of
persons with disabilities.
3. Encourage the organization of committees at the community level and work closely with such committees in promoting the employment of persons with disabilities.
4. Assist in developing employer acceptance of qualified workers who are persons with disabilities.
5. Inform persons with disabilities of specific facilities available in seeking employment.
6. Conduct such educational programs as members deem necessary.
7. Report annually to the governor and general assembly on commission activities and submit any recommendations believed necessary in promoting the employment of persons with disabilities.
8. Pursuant to section 216A.2, be responsible for budgetary and personnel decisions for the commission and division.
|JOE HAYS, Chair, Truro; term expires
1999; DARLENE MCMARTIN, Vice-Chair, Hancock; term expires 1999; REBECCA GODFREY,
Secretary/Treasurer, Roland; term expires, 1999; DARWIN LARSON, Glenwood; term expires,
1999; LEONA WESTPHAL, Corning; term expires June 30, 2000; CHRIS WILSON, Indianola; term
expires June 30, 1999; GARY MCDERMOTT, Clinton; term expires June 30, 1999; PHILIP
BIRKEDAL, Mason City; term expires June 30, 2000; KATHLEEN BOWERS, Coralville; term
expires June 30, 1999; RANDY BROWN, Osceola; term expires June 30, 2000; GAYLA CRAVEN,
Winterset; term expires June 30, 1999; BONITA DAVIS, Independence; term expires June
30,1999; DANIEL DYKSTRA, Sioux City; term expires June 30,1999; MATTHEW GOODLAXSON, Iowa
City; term expires June 30, 2000; DAVID JOHNSTON, Ankeny; term expires June 30, 1999; PAUL
KIRKEGAARD, Sioux City; term expires June 30,1999; EDWARD WINTER, Cedar Rapids; term
expires June 30,1999; VICKI MALLORY, Algona; term expires June 30, 2000; MAX MATTHIESEN,
DeWitt; term expires June 30, 2000; THOMAS MAYES, Waterloo; term expires June 30, 2000;
STEVEN OBERBROECKLING, Des Moines; term expires June 30, 1999; KATHLEEN O'LEARY, Des
Moines; term expires June 30, 1999; A. JANE ORRIS, Eldridge; term expires June 30, 1999;
JOYCE PACKWOOD, Ames; term expires June 30, 2000; CAROL ZEIGLER, Des Moines; term expires
June 30, 1999
Latino Affairs, Division of - Sylvia
Tijerina, administrator, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-4070
ROSE VASQUEZ, director, Department of Human Rights
In 1976, the Spanish Speaking Peoples Commission was created by the General Assembly to act as an advocacy and advisory agency for Spanish-speaking Iowans in certain areas of concern, including education, employment, health, housing, administration of justice, welfare, and recreation.
The nine member commission, appointed by the governor, sets policy and direction for the staff. As of July 1, 1986, the staff support for the commission is provided by the Division of Latino Affairs, within of the Department of Human Rights. The division administrator is appointed by the governor with Senate confirmation. Its mandate set forth in Chapter 216A Code of Iowa, was amended assigning additional responsibilities for recommending interpreters for use by Iowa courts.
Status of African Americans, Division of - Traevena Potter-Hall,
administrator; Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-7283
ROSE VASQUEZ, director, Department of Human Rights
|The Commission on the Status of
African-Americans, formerly known as the Commission on the Status of Blacks, was created
by statute in 1988. The governor appoints each member of the nine-member commission, which
sets policy for and provides direction to the Status of African-Americans Division within
the Department of Human Rights. The division administrator is appointed by the governor
with Senate confirmation.
The mandate of the Commission on the Status of African-Americans is to report on the status of Iowans of African-American descent. The Commission is also dedicated to identifying and addressing the changing needs and concerns of Iowa's African-American population. The Commission, with the support of staff, community leaders, public and private agencies and organizations, will consider, review, and recommend programs, services, policies, legislation and administrative rules that will improve the quality of life for Iowa's African-American population.
Status of Women, Division of the - Charlotte Nelson, administrator; Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-4461; 800/558-4427
KATHRYN BURT, chair, Marshalltown; term expires 2002; SANDRA J. BLODGETT, Clear Lake; term expires 2000; JUDGE BROWN, Fort Dodge; term expires 2000; victoria brown, Oskaloosa; term expires 2002; DENNIS BULLOCK, Sioux City; term expires 2000; DR. SCHARRON A. CLAYTON, Waterloo; term expires 2000; LISA GREEN, Indianola; term expires 2002; SHAWN E. MULLEN, Des Moines; term expires 2000; matthew wissing, davenport; term expires 2002
ROSE VASQUEZ, director, Department of Human Rights
SEN. PATRICIA HARPER, Waterloo; term expires 2001; SEN. GENE MADDOX, Des Moines; term expires 2001; REP. BETTY GRUNDBERG, Des Moines; term expires 2002; REP. JACK HOLVECK, Des Moines; term expires 2000
The commission was established by statute in 1972. Nine citizen members are appointed by the governor and four non-voting legislative members serve ex-officio.
Its principal function is to study the changing needs and problems of the women of Iowa, and to develop and recommend new programs and constructive action to the governor and the General Assembly.
The commission is also mandated to:
1. Serve as a clearinghouse on programs and agencies operating to assist women.
2. Conduct conferences.
3. Cooperate with governmental agencies to assist them in equalizing opportunities between men and women in employment and in expanding women's rights and opportunities.
4. Serve as the central permanent agency for the development of services for women.
5. Cooperate with public and private agencies in joint efforts to study and resolve problems relating to the status of women.
6. Publish and disseminate information relating to women and develop other educational programs.
7. Provide assistance to organized efforts by communities, organizations, associations, and other groups working toward the improvement of women's status.
Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319;
DENNIS KILLION, chair, Red Oak; term expires 2001; DIANNE DETHMERS PACA, vice chair,
Garner; term expires 2005; MARGARET "PEG" GUHIN, Bettendorf; term expires 2003;
CHRISTINE G. LOUSCHER, Algona; term expires 2005; RUTH L. MOSHER, West Des Moines; term
expires 2003; RUSSELL T. SPORER, Ottumwa; term expires 2001; DONALD WRIGHT, Cedar Falls;
term expires 2005
Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council - Becky Harker, executive director;
617 East Second Street, Des Moines 50309; 515/281-9082; 800/452-1936
|The Developmental Disabilities
Assistance and Bill Of Rights Act mandates that one-half of the membership be persons with
developmental disabilities or family members of individuals with developmental
disabilities. The remainder of the membership consists of representatives of principal
state agencies, local and non-governmental agencies as well as private, nonprofit groups
concerned with the development, administration, and delivery of support and services to
individuals with development disabilities. Members are appointed by the governor and serve
The Council is to promote, through systemic change, capacity building and advocacy, a coordinated system of culturally competent support and services that provide opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to be independent, productive, integrated, and included in their communities.
The responsibilities of the Council include: advocating for support and services that enhance the potential for increased independence, productivity and integration of individuals with developmental disabilities; developing the state plan for the developmental disabilities program in Iowa; administering the federal grant, which is allocated to Iowa from the Federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities on an annual basis; coordinating activities with the Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Commission; reviewing all plans of state agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities; being a source of information for the governor, the legislature, and agencies on matters related to any developmental disabilities program in Iowa; and submitting an annual report to the commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities that summarizes all activities related to the developmental disabilities program in Iowa.
The Council is located administratively in the Department of Human Services, which is its designated state agency.
Adult, Children, Family Services, Division of -Mary Nelson, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5521
The Division of Adult, Children and Family Services administers an array of services designed to support and protect children, dependent adults, and families in their own homes or communities whenever possible; and to ensure that they receive the most appropriate care in the least restrictive setting.
Specific services for children and families include child care, child protective investigations, and treatment, family-centered services, family preservation, family foster care, group care, shelter care, independent living, permanency planning, adoption, and family planning. The division also administers child abuse prevention and teen pregnancy prevention grants; the child welfare decategorization projects; and licensing/approval/certification standards for day care, family foster care, group care, shelter care, detention, child placing agencies, and certified adoption investigators. In addition, the division administers the two state juvenile institutions at Eldora and Toledo.
The division also administers the Interstate Compacts on the Placement of Children and Juveniles; the Title IV-B (child welfare) and IV-E (foster care) state plans; funding for services ordered by the Juvenile Court under section 232.141 as well as the juvenile justice programs of tracking and monitoring, school-based supervision, community-based treatment and life skills training; and DHS' role in Iowa's Early Intervention Services to Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program.
The division also manages the adult protective services program and administrative rules for various community-based services.
Economic Assistance Division - Deb Bingaman, administrator; Hoover State Office Building,
Des Moines 50319; 515/281-8629
This division is responsible for Iowa's welfare reform policy and program development and administration of public assistance services for low-income Iowans, including both financial assistance and services designed to promote self-sufficiency. Key programs and services include the Family Investment Program (formerly AFDC), Food Stamps, Emergency Assistance, PROMISE JOBS, Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS), Independent Development Accounts, Entrepreneurial Training and the Office for Homelessness.
Division of Medical Services (Medicaid) - Donald Herman, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-8794
This division is responsible for the Medicaid Program (Title XIX), which provides quality, accessible and affordable health care to needy Iowans. Persons who benefit from the program include those residing in medical institutions (hospitals, long term care facilities, residential care facilities, etc.), those persons receiving financial assistance through the Supplemental Security Income program, children under the age of twenty-one years and needy persons who have dependent children in the home. This division administers several contracts with Health Maintenance Organizations and other managed care entities who deliver care to the Medicaid population. This division also administers the State Supplementary Assistance program, which includes payment to residential care facilities, In-Home-Health-Care program, Dependent Person program, funerals, etc.
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commission - Linda Hinton, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines, 50319; 515/281-5126
MARY ANNE ANDERSON, Red Oak; term expires 2000; LORI BEARS, Iowa City; term expires 2002; RICHARD CAMPBELL, Newton; term expires 2001; ROBERT DESMIDT, Sioux City; term expires 2000; MICHAEL FLAUM, Iowa City; term expires 2002; GARY GANSEMER, Dubuque; term expires 2000; MURLEAN HALL, Des Moines; term expires 2001; CLARK LANE, Humboldt; term expires 2000; CONNIE LEHAN, Minden; term expires 2001; NANCY MCKLVEEN, Des Moines; term expires 2002; LANNIE MILLER, West Bend; term expires 2000; STEVEN REUTER, Sumner; term expires 2000; ROBERT WALKE, Guttenberg; term expires 2000; JACKIE KIBBIE WILLIAMS, Sheldon; term expires 2002; BEVERLY ANDERSON ZIEMAN, Postville; term expires 2001
The 15-member commission was established by the 1981 session of the 69th General Assembly and became effective January 1, 1992. The Governor appoints the commission with Senate approval. Four shall be county supervisors at the time of their appointment and two shall be members of a MH/DD regional planning council; one shall be either a board member of a community mental health center or of a statewide association of persons with mental illness or a family member of a person with mental illness; one shall be either a board member of an agency serving persons with mental retardation or of a statewide association for persons with mental retardation; one shall be a member of a statewide organization for persons with developmental disabilities other than mental retardation, one shall be a member of a statewide organization for persons with brain injury. The remaining members are considered to be at-large.
The commission's responsibilities include advising the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities on the administration of state plans; adopting rules as necessary pursuant to chapter 17A which relate to disability programs and services; adopting standards for accreditation of Community Mental Health Centers and other mental health programs; annually submitting a report to the governor and general assembly concerning the activities and recommendations of the commission; bi-annually submitting a report on the availability and cost effectiveness of services; and advising the administrator, the Council on Human Services, the governor and the general assembly on budgets and appropriations concerning disability services.
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Division - Linda Hinton, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5126
This division was established on January 1, 1982, by combining the former Division of Mental Health Resources, the Mental Health Authority, the Developmental Disabilities program staff, and the State Mental Health Advisory Council. The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commission advises the administrator and the Council on Human Services.
The division is responsible for administration of the mental health institutes at Cherokee, Clarinda, Independence, and Mount Pleasant, and the hospital-schools for persons with mental retardation at Glenwood and Woodward. Other responsibilities include development, funding, and monitoring of community mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities services. The division is also responsible for statewide mental health and mental retardation planning.
Policy Coordination Division - Jeanne Nesbit, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-8580
This division is responsible for Public Policy, Purchased Services, Appeals Unit, and the promulgation of administrative rules, manuals, and forms. Refugee Services is also part of this division, as is the Bureau of Collections, which collects child support for persons receiving public assistance, nonpublic assistance individuals who apply for help, and for children in foster care. Also included are Case Management Services for individuals who are mentally ill, mentally retarded or developmentally disabled.
Fiscal Management Division - Jan Clausen, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-4987
This division is responsible for developing budgets, monitoring expenditures, filing quarterly federal expenditures and estimates of expenditures reports, the receipt and distribution of child support and foster care moneys, processing claims, invoices, and payroll checks, coordinating federal and state audits and compliance review, conducting sub-recipient audit reviews, and operating the department's federal and state cost allocation system.
Data Management Division - Lorrie Tritch, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-8708
This division is responsible for planning, developing, and operating the automated systems that collect and process information to generate client and vendor payments, provide automated case management plus reporting and federal reporting. This division also provides other applications development support, support to the agencies' institutions and the Department of Corrections.
The division additionally provides a wide range of technical support, such as personal computing assistance, network support, program and operational research and analysis, forecasting of program expenditures and utilization, and report development and preparation.
Support Services Division - Betty Hamilton, administrator, Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5808
This division has four primary areas of responsibility. The Bureau of Operations Services is responsible for purchasing, space allocation, printing, food stamp issuance and accountability, supplies management, case receipts, manual distribution, fixed assets inventory control and mail, as well as the operation of the Central Information Delivery System, a telephone conference system. The Food Distribution Unit administers surplus food distribution programs statewide. The Program Evaluation Unit conducts federally mandated quality control reviews, food stamp management evaluations and reviews and coordinates the corrective action plan for the Food Stamp program. The division also develops the 5 year capital plan annually for the 8 DHS institutions as well as handles lease management and state vehicle fleet management for the department.
Organization and Support Development Division - Mary Finnegan-McDonough, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-4469
This division exists to maximize the department's performance by developing the department's greatest asset, it's people, by creating a work environment that encourages people to do their best work by constantly meeting high performance standards. This division plays a lead role in the management and adminstration of the "disaster preparedness" program for all Iowa citizens.
Public Information Officer - Mary Jean Timp, public information officer; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-4847
This office provides information to clients, the general public, and the media.
Office of Field Support - James Krogman, chief; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-3526
This office is responsible for the delivery of a variety of financial assistance and social services to the citizens of Iowa. This is accomplished through 5 regional offices and at least one local office in each county.
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) was created by the
Iowa General Assembly in 1986 as part of state government reorganization. The Department
is responsible for coordinating and conducting audits, appeals, hearings, inspections, and
investigations related to the operations of Iowa State Government. The Department also
provides administrative support for five semi-autonomous entities.
Five semi-autonomous units also are attached to the Department for administrative support purposes. Each of these entities has statutorily mandated duties that have been incorporated into the Department other responsibilities. These units are: Employment Appeal Board, Hospital Licensing Board, Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board, Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and State Public Defender's Office.
Administration Division - Kevin W. Techau, director; Lucas State Office
Building, Des Moines 50319-0083; 515/281-5457
The Fiscal Services Bureau is responsible for centralized budgeting and financial services. Personnel in the Unit also process payroll and claims, including claims made against the state's Indigent Defense Fund. Analysis and record keeping activities within the Unit assure that the administration of all funding is consistent with state and federal laws.
Staff attached to the Director's Office in the Administration Division oversees all strategic planning, legislative affairs, rule-making and public information activities for the Department.
Administrative Hearings Division - Larry J. Bryant, administrator; Lucas
State Office Building, Des Moines 50319-0083; 515/281-3171
The Administrative Hearings Division conducts administrative law hearings for the departments of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Civil Rights, Commerce, Cultural Affairs, Elder Affairs, Employment Services, General Services, Human Services, Inspections and Appeals, Natural Resources, Personnel, Public Health, Public Safety, and Transportation.
More than 60 percent of the hearings conducted by ALJs involve drivers' license
revocations resulting from allegations of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or from drivers being deemed serious habitual offenders.
Audits Division - Sherry Hopkins, administrator; Lucas State Office Building,
Des Moines 50319-0083; 515/281-5686
Division employees, too, perform expenditure audits of local Department of Human Services (DHS) offices to determine eligibility for federal fund reimbursement for operating expenses. These DHS audits also ensure compliance with applicable state and federal funding requirements. When conducting health care audits at residential care facilities, nursing facilities, and residential and intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, DIA auditors protect residents by assuring them that their personal funds are being properly maintained. Audit findings, too, are used to determine whether Medicaid reimbursement procedures meet all participation requirements.
Division - J.B. Bennett, administrator; Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines
Multi-member survey teams from the Division conduct unannounced on-site inspections at health care facilities to assess the quality of care and services provided to residents and clients. If problems are detected during a survey, the Division can initiate corrective and/or disciplinary action to assure a facility's compliance with state and federal rules.
Inspections Division - Sherry Hopkins, administrator; Lucas State Office
Building, Des Moines 50319-0083; 515/281-5686
The Division's Social and Charitable Gambling Unit has administrative control for amusement games, contests, casino nights, and commercial promotions operated in the state. In addition, the Unit regulates and licenses all games of skill and chance, bingo operations, raffles, and social gambling activities.
Investigations Division - Nickolas S. Brown, administrator; Lucas State
Office Building, Des Moines 50319-0083; 515/281-5714
Staff in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit conduct investigations of alleged abuse and neglect of residents in long-term care facilities that receive Medicaid reimbursements from the federal government. Investigators also look into allegations that residents have been defrauded of personal funds or possessions.
When abuse or fraud is substantiated, the Division works with local law enforcement officials to bring the offenders to trial. When Medicaid fraud is suspected, the DIA often works side-by-side with investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Service, as well as other state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Employment Appeal Board - Richard Ramsey, administrative officer; Lucas State
Office Building, Des Moines 50319-0083; 515/281-3638
The three-member Employment Appeal Board is appointed by the Governor and serves as the final administrative law forum for state and federal unemployment benefit appeals. The Board also hears appeals of rulings of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), rulings of the Iowa Department of Personnel (IDOP) on state employee job classifications, and rulings of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). The Board members are appointed to represent employers, employees and the general public.
|In addition to unemployment cases,
the Board hears appeals involving peace officer issues, elevation rule violations, and
contractor registration requirements. The Board receives 96 percent of its funding from
the federal government based on the number of appeals heard and the time taken to render a
Hospital Licensing Board
MARLYS A SCHERLIN, Creston; term expires 2001; TOM F. TIBBITS, Fort Dodge; term expires
Iowa Citizens Foster Care Review Board - DeAnn Jones, administrator; Lucas
State Office Building, Des Moines 50319-0083; 515/242-6392
The Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board, appointed by the Governor, works to ensure that Iowa's foster children are well cared for and that the system designed to meet their needs is doing so in the most effective manner possible. The Board oversees all agency programs including local review boards and the Foster Care Registry. The Registry is a computerized listing of Iowa children in foster care.
The Board is responsible for making recommendations to the Governor, Legislature, Supreme Court, chief judge of each judicial district, Department of Human Services (DHS), and child-placing agencies on ways to improve the delivery of foster care services. Members also submit recommendations on how to remove barriers that prevent the delivery of top-quality foster care.
Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission - Jack P. Ketterer, administrator; 717 East
Court Avenue, Suite B, Des Moines 50309; 515/281-7352
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission regulates the pari-mutuel dog and horse racing and riverboat gambling industries in Iowa. The Commission, whose members are appointed by the Governor, seeks to preserve the integrity of these industries and to maintain confidence in the industries by protecting the public. In performing its duties, the Commission investigates the eligibility of applicants for a license and selects from among those the one who can best service the citizens of Iowa.
The Commission adopts standards for the licensing of racing industry occupations, as well as standards for the operating of all race meetings and facilities. Standards also are adopted by the Commission for the operation and licensing of excursion gambling boats.
State Public Defender - Mark C. Smith, acting state
public defender; Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319-0083; 515/242-6158
The State Public Defender Office includes an Appellant Defender Office located in Des Moines that handles indigent defense cases on appeal for the entire state. In addition, the State Public Defender has a contractual agreement with the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide legal advice to inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary in civil cases.
Gary W. Nichols, Executive Director
200 10th Street, Fourth Floor, Des Moines 50309;
RUTH ANN BARRY, chair, Irwin; term expires 1999; MICHELLE DURAND-ADAMS,
vice chair, Waukee; term expires 2002; JOHN V. HARTUNG, secretary, Indianola; term expires
1999; CLEO EDWARDS, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2002; JOHN C. McDONALD, Dallas Center, term
expires 2001; REP. CHRISTOPHER RANTS, Sioux City, term expires 1999; SEN. DON REDFERN,
Cedar Falls, term expires 1999; J. DOUGLAS REICHARDT, Des Moines; term expires 2001; HOLLY
L. REMSBURG, Lake City; term expires 2002; TED STILWILL, Des Moines; term is continuous by
office; FRANK J. STORK, Urbandale, term expires 2002; ALICE L. VILLONE, Sioux City; term
1. Administering income sensitive student financing that promotes access and
academic choice, academic recognition, and professional staffing in critical shortage fields.
2. Providing coordinated information describing student aid programs and Iowa's
3. Effectively and efficiently administering existing programs which have been
authorized by state and federal governments.
4. Continually evaluating and promoting changes to improve student assistance
The ICSAC is responsible for planning and administering programs of assistance to both public and independent colleges and universities throughout Iowa. Represented on the 12-member commission are the Board of Regents, the Department of Education, Iowa independent colleges and universities, Iowa community colleges, each house of the Iowa legislature, Iowa lending institutions, Iowa students, the Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation (ISLLC) and the general public. The lender, student, general public and independent college, community college, and ISLLC representatives are appointed by the governor. The director of the Department of Education serves by virtue of office. The remaining four members are appointed by the bodies they represent.
Established in April 1964, to implement the federal assistance program for
construction of academic facilities provided by the Higher Education Act of 1963, the
commission now administers the programs described below.
Certificates of achievement are awarded to students as recognition by the
state of Iowa for their academic accomplishments. Scholars attending Iowa colleges or
universities may receive freshman year awards of $400.
Federal Stafford Student Loan Program - This program was
implemented in 1979 and allows students to borrow from commercial lending institutions at
a low rate of interest to meet educational expenses at postsecondary educational
institutions. The loans are insured by ICSAC and reinsured by the federal government under
the terms of agreement between the Secretary of Education and the ICSAC. Students may
receive a subsidized loan (federal government pays interest while student is in school and
in deferment status) based on financial need; all students are eligible to apply for
Federal PLUS Program - This program was implemented in 1982. The Iowa PLUS Program permits parents to secure unsubsidized long-term loans at reasonable interest rates from commercial lending institutions to cover postsecondary educational expenses. The loans are insured by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission and reinsured by the federal government under the terms of agreement between the Secretary of Education and ICSAC.
Iowa Tuition Grant Program - In 1969, the General Assembly established the Iowa Tuition
|Grant Program to provide financial
assistance for Iowa students enrolled in Iowa's independent colleges and universities.
Funding for this program in 1998-99 was $44,664,750, with a maximum grant of $3,650. The
amount of the grant, based on the student's estimated financial need, is limited to
tuition and fees minus the average charges at a state university.
Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant Program - This program was established in 1973 to provide financial assistance to needy Iowa resident students enrolled in vocational-technical or career option courses at public community colleges in the state. Qualified students may receive a maximum of $600 per year (12 month curriculum). In 1998-99, the program was funded at $2,244,197 in state funds.
Iowa Work-Study Program - In 1987, the General Assembly established the Iowa Work-Study Program to provide funding for work-study jobs for Iowa residents attending Iowa colleges and universities. Funding for 1998-99 was $2,950,000.
State Student Incentive Grants (SSIG) - This Federal program of matching funds for state scholarships and grants was authorized in the Education Amendment of 1972, but was not funded until fiscal 1974. These funds are used primarily to supplement the state appropriations for the Iowa Grants Program. In 1998-99, the Iowa allocation was $274,596.
Iowa Grants - The Iowa Grants Program was enacted in 1990 to provide grants to Iowa resident undergraduate students attending a regent university, community college, or accredited independent college or university. This statewide non-sector-based grant program provides need-based awards of up to $1,000. The 1998-99 appropriation was $1,435,209, supplemented by $273,359 SSIG funds.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS) - In cooperation with the National Center for Education Statistics, the commission coordinates annual collection of data from Iowa postsecondary schools. An annual digest based on the IPEDS data is published by the commission and provided to the Coordinating Council of Postsecondary Education, Iowa postsecondary schools, state planners, and members of the General Assembly.
Osteopathic Forgivable Loans - Since 1991, the Osteopathic Forgivable Loan has provided state assistance to Iowa residents attending the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (UOMHS). Funding for 1998-99 was $379,260, which provided maximum awards to students of $4,000. The loans are forgiven if the physicians practice medicine in Iowa for one to two years, depending on the number of loans used to fund a portion of their education expenses.
Chiropractic Forgivable Loans - Since 1997, the Chiropractic Forgivable Loan has provided resident Iowa students enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic an opportunity to secure loans, at a reasonable rate, for education expenses. Funding for 1998-99 was $70,000, which provided maximum awards to students of $1,300. The loans are forgiven if students practice chiropractic in Iowa for one full year for each loan used to fund a portion of their education expenses.
Diversity Report - Since 1988, the commission has collected and maintained student and faculty ethnic diversity and policy assurances reports from Iowa colleges and universities receiving state grant moneys. Information contained in these annual reports reflects the institution's commitment to recruit and retain minority students and faculty and to ensure a safe living and learning environment.
State Fair Scholarship Program - In 1998, the General Assembly asked the commission to administer the Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship. Recipients receive a one-time $1,000 award based on their past participation at the Iowa State Fair.
Administration of Private Scholarships - Since 1992, several businesses and civic organizations have requested technical assistance in the creation and administration of scholarships and forgivable loan programs. Commission staff provides assistance by serving on selection panels, providing technical assistance on program requirements, and the development of application materials.
IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
Harold M. "Tommy" Thompson, chief operating officer
Building W-4, Camp Dodge, P.O. Box 587, Johnston 50131-0587
The Iowa Communications Network was established by the Seventy-fifth General Assembly effective on July 1, 1994. The Network provides voice, video and data telecommunications services to authorized users in private and public K-12 schools, area education agencies, community colleges, regents institutions, private colleges, state and federal government agencies, all court rooms, all corrections facilities including home based corrections, the U. S. Postal Service (demonstration projects), public libraries, and hospitals and physician clinics (not voice) throughout the state. The Network was created to ensure that authorized users are provided affordable telecommunications services for educational and other applications throughout rural and urban Iowa on an equal cost and access basis. The Network is dedicated to integrating technologies to enhance Iowa's quality of life.
The executive director is appointed by the Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC), serves at the pleasure of the Commission, and is confirmed by the Senate. Commission members are appointed by the governor and are subject to Senate confirmation. Policy, standards and rules governing the Iowa Communications Network are determined by the ITTC (see Chapter 8D of the Code of Iowa).
Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission
IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY
Darlene M. Jeris, executive director
100 E. Grand Ave., Suite 250, Des Moines 50309
515/242-4990 or 1-800-432-7230; FAX 515/242-4957
In 1975, the 66th General Assembly created the Iowa Finance Authority as a public instrumentality and agency to undertake programs which assist in the attainment of quality housing for low and moderate income Iowans by encouraging the investment of private capital and stimulating the construction and rehabilitation of adequate housing through the use of public financing. A nine-member board of directors, appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate, serves in a policy-making capacity for the agency. The authority administers the title guaranty program, the housing assistance fund program, the mortgage credit certificate program, and the low income housing tax credit program. The authority issues bonds under its single family and multifamily housing programs, small business loan program and economic development bond bank program. The authority has also been authorized to cooperate with other state entities and to issue its bonds to provide financing for various state needs such as the Iowa sewage treatment works financing program, the Iowa comprehensive underground storage tank financing program, the E911 financing program, community college dormitory financing program, the rural community 2000 program, and the juvenile housing and treatment facilities program.
Gene W. Shepard, director
Camp Dodge, 7700 N.W. Beaver Drive, P.O. Box 130, Johnston, 50131-0130
515/242-5357; FAX: 515/242-5471
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council
THOMAS C. LILLQUIST, chair, Forest City; term expires 2001; GERALD HINZMAN, vice-chair, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2002; REP. BARRY BRAUNS, Conesville; term expires 2001; JACQUELINE DAY, Des Moines; term expires 2001; LYNNE R. DeKRUIF, Osage; term expires 2000; THOMAS E. GUSTAFSON, Dension; term expires 2002; ROXANNE JOHNSON, Council Bluffs; term expires 2000; D. STEVEN LYNN, Davenport; term expires 1999; VACANT
The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy was created by action of the 62nd General Assembly in 1967 to maximize training opportunities for law enforcement officers, to coordinate training and to set standards for the law enforcement service, as provided for in Chapter 80B, the Code of Iowa.
The academy provides residential training sessions varying in length from 12-week basic certification courses to one day specialty and in-service seminars. Academy sponsored and conducted training programs are held in the field as well as at the central facility at Camp Dodge.
Action taken by the 71st General Assembly assigned to the academy the responsibility of providing training to jailers in county jails and city holding facilities. In addition, the academy was given the responsibility for the administration of a program of psychological testing of applicants for law enforcement positions. Action by the 76th General Assembly placed with the Academy responsibility for providing training for telecommunicators.
All reserve peace officers in the state who are granted authority by their jurisdiction to carry weapons must first be certified to do so by application to and approval of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council. The academy develops training programs, approves regional training programs, establishes hiring standards for peace officers and provides audio-visual resources to law enforcement training and educational institutions.
C. David Bolender, executive director
Iowa Public Television, P.O. Box 6450, Johnston 50131
Betty Jean Furgerson, president, Waterloo; term expires 2000; Corine A. Hadley, vice-president, Newton; term expires 2000; John T. Blong, Eldridge; term expires 1999; Cheryl M. Critelli, Clive; term expires 1999; Paul Fredericksen, Ankeny; term expires 1999; Frank Judisch, M.D., Iowa City; term expires 2001; LINDA KLINGER, Waterloo; term expires 2000; DAVID L. CLINEFELTER, Lamoni; term expires 2001; Albert N. Wood, Estherville; term expires 2001
Chapter 256.82 of the Code of Iowa creates a board to be known as the Iowa Public Broadcasting Board consisting of nine members: four appointed by the governor, one appointed by the superintendents of the merged area schools, one appointed by the state association of private colleges and universities, one appointed by the administrators of the area education agencies, one appointed by the state board of regents and one appointed by the state board of education.
The purpose of the board is to plan, establish, and operate educational radio and television facilities and other telecommunications services including narrowcast and broadcast systems to serve the educational needs of the state.
The board currently operates KDIN-TV, Channel 11 in Des Moines; KIIN-TV, Channel 12 in Iowa City; KRIN-TV, Channel 32 in Waterloo; KSIN-TV, Channel 27 in Sioux City; KBIN-TV, Channel 32 in Council Bluffs; KHIN-TV, Channel 36 in Red Oak; KYIN-TV, Channel 24 in Mason City; KTIN-TV, Channel 21 in Ft. Dodge; and translators Channel 33 in Ottumwa, Channel 38 in Ft. Madison, Channel 44 in Keokuk, Channel 54 in Keosauqua, Channel 25 in Rock Rapids, Channel 33 in Sibley, Channel 14 in Decorah, and Channel 41 in Lansing.
IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Deborah L. Dessert. CPA, interim director
1000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines 50319;
515/281-5365 FAX 281-4698
Iowa Workforce Development will commit its resources to Iowa's prosperity by working to ensure the income security, productivity, safety and health of all Iowans. The department will strive to provide safe workplaces, provide a productive and economically secure workforce, provide all Iowans with access to workforce development services and become a model workplace.
The department is comprised of six divisions; Workers' Compensation Services, Labor Services, Research & Information Services, Customer & Administration Services, Unemployment Insurance Services, and Workforce Development Center Administration. The director has general supervision over the agency and prepares, administers, and controls the budget of the department and its divisions.
Workers' Compensation Division - Iris Post, commissioner; 1000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5934 FAX 515/281-4698
The Workers' Compensation Law was enacted by the General Assembly in 1913. This law provides medical and wage replacement benefits to workers who sustain injuries arising out of their employment. The Workers' Compensation Law is administered by the industrial commissioner. Iowa was one of the first states to provide benefits for injuries, occupational diseases, and occupational hearing losses sustained by workers. Injuries resulting in death, permanent disability or temporary disability must be reported to the commissioner. If an agreement as to compensation cannot be reached, the employee may request a hearing before a deputy commissioner in the judicial district where the injury occurred. Decisions are reviewed by the commissioner and may be appealed to the District and Supreme Courts.
Under the direction of the labor commissioner, the Division of Labor Services administers a variety of programs through four bureaus. The Occupational Safety and Health Bureau enforces safety and health rules in workplaces through inspections based on accidents, complaints and programmed inspections. The Occupational Safety and Health Consultation and Education Bureau helps private employers, particularly those with smaller businesses, to maintain a safe workplace by assisting them in understanding and complying with occupational safety and health regulations. The Inspections and Reporting Bureau conducts amusement rides, elevator, and boiler inspections and maintains statistical information of the workers' illness and injuries and the division's activities. The Employees Protection Bureau is responsible for enforcing laws relating to child labor, Iowa minimum wage, wage payment collection, workplace standards, asbestos removal, contractor registration, and community and emergency response right-to-know, and the licensing and regulation of private employment agencies. The labor commissioner licenses and supervises professional boxing and wrestling events.
The Office of the Labor commissioner was created by the General Assembly in 1884.
Customer & Administrative Services Division - Vacant, division administrator, 1000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, 50319; 515/281-8136 FAX 515/281-7596
The division is under the direction of a division administrator who reports to the director and is responsible for administrative support, purchasing, mail, printing, supplies, premises, planning, accounting and budget. It also includes payroll, AA/EEO, personnel and training. Customer Service Assistance Center, a call center operation for internal and external customer assistance and customer satisfaction measurements, public information office and legislative liaison for both state and federal government.
Research and Information Services Division - Sharon McDonald, division administrator,
1000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, 50319; 515/281-5802 FAX 515/281-8203
The division's functions include planning, researching, analyzing, directing and coordinating labor market information and automated services for the department. The division provides the public with information on workers and jobs, future demand, occupational wages and other labor force statistics. In addition to these services, IWD also provides the public, especially key decision makers with current labor market information enabling them to make informed economic decisions.
Unemployment Insurance Services Division - Renny Dohse, administrator, 1000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, 50319; 515/281-5526 FAX 515/281-6208
This division's function is to administer, inform, regulate and enforce the unemployment insurance laws. The division provides support for claims service in workforce development centers and makes payments to jobless workers who are eligible for benefits under Iowa's unemployment insurance programs. It also collects unemployment insurance taxes, which are paid by Iowa employers, and maintains the Iowa Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund from which benefits are paid.
The division's function is to administer, inform, regulate and enforce workforce development issues and services such as employment, training and job placement. The workforce development centers provide job counseling, job training assistance, job training, and special services to veterans, persons with disabilities, youth, older workers, and minority groups. These services are available in 69 offices around the state.
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
Cynthia P. Eisenhauer, director
State Capitol Building, Des Moines 50319
The Department of Management was created in 1986 by the 71st General Assembly. The main functions include developing and coordinating long and short range planning, developing and recommending policy initiatives to meet Iowa's needs, and establishing budget oversight procedures that ensure Iowa's fiscal integrity.
There are four divisions: state budget, local budget, planning and policy development, and project management.
The department director is appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and serves at the governor's pleasure. The director serves on various committees as directed by the governor and the General Assembly, including the School Budget Review Committee, the State Appeal Board, the Revenue Estimating Conference, and the Energy Fund Disbursement Council.
The department is responsible for coordinating strategic planning in the executive branch by creating a strategic planning process and guidelines for agencies in the governor's purview. The department will publish a quarterly Issue Scan detailing the implication of emerging trends on state operations. Policies are recommended to the governor and the General Assembly, along with a continuing analysis of the quality and quantity of state services through the use of monthly performance-oriented "progress review" meetings with departments and the governor.
The Department of Management is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the Council on Human Investment's initiatives which bring performance governance to Iowa state government. The initiatives include Budgeting for Results (BFR) which connects the performance of programs to the dollars invested.
The department is also responsible for coordinating the state's Continuous Quality Improvement Initiative to streamline and improve processes to efficiently meet customer needs.
Budgetary duties include preparing the governor's annual budget for presentation to the legislature, drafting bills supporting the budget, and monitoring the use of appropriations granted through the legislative process.
The department oversees the development and maintenance of state and local budgets, including cities, counties, and schools. It provides staff assistance to the City Finance Committee, and County Finance Committee. In addition, a liaison is provided with Iowa's Washington, D.C. State-Federal Relations Office concerning action that may be required on national issues affecting Iowa.
Other duties of the department include administering and promoting equal opportunity in all state contracts and services and prohibiting discriminatory and unfair practices within any program receiving or benefiting from state funding. It oversees and ensures compliance with affirmative action programs, state contracts and procurement goals associated with targeted small business.
Appeal Board - c/o Department of Management, State Capitol
Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5512
The State Appeal Board is governed by four separate chapters of the Code of Iowa. Chapter 73A covers public contracts and bonds and allows citizens to appeal from decisions of municipalities on public improvements. Chapter 24 covers local budget laws whereby citizens can appeal on budgets adopted by municipalities. Chapter 25 covers claims against the state of Iowa and by the state of Iowa against municipalities. Chapter 669 covers tort claims filed by people against the state of Iowa when a state agency or any of its employees may have caused negligence, a wrongful act, or omission.
The Appeal Board reviews all claims under Chapters 25 and 669 after receiving recommendations from the special assistant attorney general for claims, and may pay such claims. Claims denied under Chapter 25 are referred to the Iowa Legislature.
Paul W. Johnson, director;
Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines 50319;
The Department of Natural Resources was established on July 1, 1986 by combining the Conservation Commission, the Department of Water, Air and Waste Management, the Geological Survey, and part of the Energy Policy Council.
The department director is appointed by the governor and requires Senate confirmation. There are two commissions in the department: the Natural Resource Commission and the Environmental Protection Commission. Both commissions have broad authority to set policy and adopt rules and standards for the management and protection of the state's natural resources. The department director is responsible for the administration of the agency.
The agency is charged with the management and protection of the state's fish and wildlife, parks, forests and preserves, and providing for public use of these resources. It also has jurisdiction over state-owned meandered lakes and streams. Additionally, the agency is responsible for improving and maintaining the quality of the state's water, air, and land resources. Floodplain management, water quality in public water supplies, air and water pollution control and enforcement, waste management, and assisting communities in grant applications in these fields are included in the department's operations.
Energy conservation and research, as well as data collection and reporting on the state's geological resources, are also functions of the agency.
To help meet these operational duties, the department also employs administrative support groups in public information, licensing, office management, data processing, and other similar roles.
Environmental Protection Commission
JAMES BRAUN, Lattimer; term expires 2003; ELIZABETH CHRISTIANSEN, Iowa City; term expires 2003; WILLIAM EHM, Creston; term expires 2001; RANDAL GIANNETTO, Marshalltown; term expires 2001; ROZANNE KING, Mondamin; term expires 2001; KATHRYN MURPHY, LeMars; term expires 2001; GARY PRIEBE, Algona; term expires 2003; TERRANCE TOWNSEND, Newton; term expires 2001; RITA VENNER, Breda; term expires 2003
Natural Resources Commission
DIANE FORD-SHIVVERS, Norwalk; term expires 2000; KATHY GOURLEY, Johnston; term expires 2001; JOEL HANES, Mason City; term expires 1999; GARY PHILLIPS, Estherville; term expires 1999; JOHN STEEGE, Maynard; term expires 2000; LOIS TIFFANY, Ames; term expires 2001; PAUL W. JOHNSON, Des Moines; director, Dept. of Natural Resources, Statutory
The 61st General Assembly in 1965 authorized the establishment of a state system of preserves to maintain areas with unusual flora, fauna, geological, archaeological, scenic, or historical features as nearly as possible in their natural condition. The advisory board will recommend dedication of certain areas as preserves, make rules and regulations for their management, and recommend the inclusion of additional public/private lands in the preserves system.
BOARD OF PAROLE
Vacant, executive director
420 Keo Way, Des Moines 50319
CHARLES W. LARSON, chair, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2002
JACKLYN ROMP, Fayette; term expires 2001
CURTIS JENKINS, Des Moines; term expires 2001
ELIZABETH WALKER, Des Moines; term expires 2000
The Board of Parole was established in 1907 by the 37th General Assembly. The Board of Parole consists of five members appointed for terms of four years by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. The board is responsible directly to the governor. From those five members, the chairperson of the board is selected by the governor and may serve more than one term. A majority of the members of the board constitute a quorum to transact business.
The board is charged with the duty of investigating and studying the cases of prisoners confined in the penitentiary and the men's and women's reformatories. The board is authorized to release on parole any prisoner, except those serving life terms and mandatory sentences, after serving the portion of the maximum term it deems proper. The board may revoke and remand to prison any person it has released on parole for any reason it deems proper. It also retains the power to grant a final discharge to any parolee under the supervision of the eight judicial districts in Iowa, usually on the recommendation of the supervising officer. The board is also charged with the responsibility of approving work release, making recommendations to the governor concerning executive clemency and conducting research and surveys relating to the effectiveness of the corrections system.
PERSONNEL, DEPARTMENT OF
Mollie K. Anderson, director
Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines 50319-0150
The 71st General Assembly passed an Act establishing, in Iowa, a central agency responsible for personnel management. Duties and responsibilities of the agency include the following: policy development; planning and research; employment activities and transactions including recruitment, testing, and certification of persons seeking employment or promotion; compensation and benefits; equal employment opportunity and affirmative action; education and training; personnel records and administration, the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the executive branch; and the administration of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System.
Specific powers and duties of the department, its director, and the boards and committees within the department are set forth in Chapters 19A, 19B, 20, 70A, 97A, and 97B of the Code of Iowa and other provisions of law. The director of the department is appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and serves at the pleasure of the governor, subject to reconfirmation after four years in office. The personnel management powers and duties of the department do not extend to the legislative or judicial branches of state government, except for functions related to administering compensation and benefits programs.
IPERS Investment Board - 600 East Court
Ave., Box 9117, Des Moines 50306; 515/281-0020
The IPERS Investment Board consists of nine members and includes a member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate and a member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House. An executive of a domestic life insurance company, a state or national bank operating in Iowa, and a major industrial corporation located within Iowa, and two members who are active members of the system (one an employee of a school district, county school system, joint county system, or merged area, and one who is not an employee of a school district, county school system, joint county system, or merged area), and one who is a retired member of the system, are appointed to the board by the governor. The director of the department is an ex-officio, non-voting member.
The assets of the system are invested in a diversified manner in accordance with a formal "Investment Policy and Goal Statement," which is adopted by the board on an annual basis. The investment program is executed by the IPERS investment staff through external investment managers and various commingled funds and partnerships.
Brig. General Ron Dardis, Adjutant General of Iowa
Camp Dodge, Johnston, 50131
Chapter 29.1 of the Code of Iowa provides for the Department of Public Defense of the State of Iowa, which is composed of the Military Division and the Emergency Management Division. The Adjutant General is the Director of the Department of Public Defense and the budget and personnel of both of the divisions are subject to the approval of the Adjutant General.
Within the department, there is a state military agency, Military Division, Department of Public Defense, with the Adjutant General as the Executive Director. The Military Division includes the Office of the Adjutant General and all functions, responsibilities, power and duties of the Adjutant General and the military forces of the state as provided in the state's laws.
There is also a State Emergency Management Division with an administrator of emergency management within the department. The Adjutant General, as the executive director, exercises supervisory authority over the division.
Chapter 29A, Code of Iowa, The Military Code of Iowa provides for the establishment, command, support, administration, and operation of the military forces of the state of Iowa, as promulgated by the U.S. Constitution and implementing federal statutes, the Iowa Constitution, and applicable federal policies and regulations.
The Iowa National Guard (Army and Air), constitutes the military forces of the state of Iowa except during such time as it may be in the active service of the United States. The Military Code of Iowa provides for the establishment of an "Iowa State Guard" during such time as the Iowa National Guard is in active federal service.
The state mission of the Iowa National Guard is to provide sufficient organizations in the state, so trained and equipped as to enable them to function efficiently at existing strength in the protection of life and property and the preservation of peace, order, and public safety, under competent orders of the state authorities.
The governor is the Commander-in-Chief of the military forces, except when they are in federal status. The governor may employ the military forces of the state for the defense or relief of the state; the enforcement of its laws; the protection of life and property; emergencies resulting from disasters or public disorders, as defined in Section 29C.2; and parades and ceremonies of a civic nature.
The Adjutant General of Iowa is appointed by the governor and, as Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, executes all orders. He is responsible for the administration, organization, equipment, and training of the military forces of the state of Iowa in accordance with policies and directives of the Department of Defense as well as federal law and regulation.
The Adjutant General shall have command and control of the military department, and perform such duties as pertain to the Office of the Adjutant General under law and regulations, pursuant to the authority vested in the Adjutant General by the Governor.
The federal mission of the Army and Air National Guard of the United States is to provide units for the reserve components of the Army and Air Force adequately organized, trained, and equipped and available for mobilization in the event of a national emergency or war, in accordance with the deployment schedule, and capable of participating in combat operations, in support of the Army and Air Force war plans.
State Armory Board
Section 29A.57, Code of Iowa, provides the authority, powers and responsibilities of the board. The Adjutant General serves as chairman of the board. The powers and responsibilities of the board include: (1) procurement of land or real estate for location or construction of armories, facilities, and outdoor training sites; (2) administration of federal and state funds assigned for construction and maintenance of armories and facilities, and coordination of the use of armories and facilities as required for administration, training, and support of the National Guard.
Emergency Management Division-Ellen M. Gordon, administrator; Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-3231
Chapter 29C, Code of Iowa provides for the establishment of the Emergency Management Division, Department of Public Defense.
The adjutant general has general direction and control of the Emergency Management Division, and is responsible to the governor for carrying out of emergency management affairs in the state.
The division is under the management of the administrator of the emergency management division, appointed by the governor.
The administrator is vested with the authority to administer emergency management affairs within the state of Iowa, man-made or natural disasters, to include preparation and execution of the emergency management program of the state, subject to the direction of the governor and the executive director of the Department of Public Defense.
The administrator is responsible for preparing a comprehensive plan and program for the emergency resource management of the state, and for coordinating the preparation of plans and programs for emergency planning for the political subdivisions and various departments of the state. Such plans are to be integrated into and coordinated with a comprehensive state emergency management program for the state of Iowa. The administrator is also responsible for making such studies and surveys of the industries, resources, and facilities in the state of Iowa as may be necessary to determine the capabilities of the state for emergency resource management and to plan for the most efficient emergency use thereof.
The administrator serves as a member of the State Emergency Response Commission, appointed by the governor, with the responsibility to implement Public Law 99-499, Title III, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and Chapter 30, Code of Iowa.
The administrator has the responsibility for the statewide administration and implementation of enhanced 9-1-1, Chapter 34A, Code of Iowa.
514 East Locust, Suite 202, Des Moines 50309
RICHARD P. MOORE, chair; term expires 2002; ELIZABETH L. SEISER, Des Moines; term expires 2000; M. SUE WARNER, Johnston; term expires 2000
The Public Employment Relations Act, enacted in 1974, has as its avowed public purpose the promotion of "harmonious and cooperative relationships between government and its employees." Specifically, the statute grants employees of the state and its political subdivisions, including cities, counties, and school districts, the right to join and participate in employee organizations, and the right to bargain collectively through such employee organizations.
The act contains detailed procedures by which employees can exercise those rights, including provisions for the determination of appropriate bargaining units, representation elections in which employees may select an employee organization to bargain on their behalf, prohibited practice provisions which prescribe certain conduct and activities, and provisions requiring the periodic reporting of finances by employee organizations.
The Public Employment Relations Board is vested with the administration of this act. As a quasi-judicial administrative agency, operating under the Iowa Administrative Procedure Act, the board conducts hearings and issues legal decisions in unit determination and representation matters, prohibited practice complaints and petitions for declaratory ruling. A staff of administrative law judges also performs, by delegation, this function. The board also administers the remaining provisions of the act. In that regard, it provides mediators, fact-finders, and arbitrators in collective bargaining impasses; it collects data and conducts studies relating to wages, hours, benefits, and other terms and conditions of public employment; and it collects registration reports and annual reports, including financial statements, from employee organizations. The Public Employment Relations Board also adjudicates discipline and grievance appeals filed by state employees and not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
There are approximately 160,000 public employees in Iowa employed by the state and some 1,500 political subdivisions. Nearly half of those employees have exercised rights granted by the statute, and belong to units which have selected an employee organization to represent them in collective negotiations with their employers. It is the responsibility of the Public Employment Relations Board to oversee those negotiations and assure that the rights of these employees are preserved and protected.
E.A. "Penny" Westphal, commissioner
Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines 50319;
The Iowa Department of Public Safety was created by the 48th General Assembly in 1939, through the consolidation of several departments and divisions under one executive designated as commissioner of Public Safety. The Iowa Department of Public Safety has the duty of safeguarding the lives and property of Iowans and visitors to the state through enforcement of state laws. The department is a state-wide law enforcement and public safety agency that complements and supplements local law enforcement agencies and inspection services.
The commissioner's office includes an internal affairs and staff inspections bureau, plans, training and research bureau, and the governor's traffic safety bureau. An assistant attorney general is also assigned to the department.
Today, the Iowa Department of Public Safety includes the following divisions:
Administrative Services, Division of - Carroll L. Bidler, administrator; Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-3211
This division provides support services to the department in the general
areas of accounting, budgeting, data processing, and personnel services. This division
issues private investigative and security agency licenses, and the State Weapons Permit.
The Division of Capitol Police is a division under the Department of Public Safety. The Division of Capitol Police is responsible for providing security for the executive council, legislators, employees, visitors, and property of the State Capitol Complex as well as for the governor, his family, historical artifacts, and structures at Terrace Hill. This includes 165 acres and nine major buildings on the Capitol Complex and the nine acres surrounding Terrace Hill.
Capitol Police Officers are the first to respond to bomb threats and disasters that occur on the Capitol Complex. They also control traffic, investigate auto accidents and criminal activity, assist persons with automobile problems, monitor the parking lots, provide monetary escorts, administer emergency medical treatment, and arrange transportation to medical facilities.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation provides expertise to local law enforcement when called upon to assist in criminal investigations. The division also investigates matters involving security of state government and is the agency with the primary responsibility for the enforcement of the lottery, pari-mutual and gaming laws.
The division is divided into four sections:
Fire Protection, Fire Investigation and State Building Code, Division of - Roy Marshall, fire marshal and building code commissioner; Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5821
This division is responsible for the enforcement of state laws relating to arson and explosives; the investigation into the cause of fire; the compilation, analysis, and distribution of statistical data of fire incidents reported by all Iowa fire departments; and the promotion of safety through administrative rule development and enforcement, as well as by various public education programs. The division accomplishes these goals through three bureaus: the Bureau
of Fire Prevention, the Bureau of State Building Code, and the Bureau of Arson and Explosives.
State Medical Examiner - Dr. Julia Goodin, State medical examiner/administrator, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines 50319; 515/281-6726 *The medical examiner has moved to the Department of Public Health.
The state medical examiner must be a physician and surgeon or osteopathic physician and surgeon with special knowledge in forensic pathology.
The state medical examiner provides assistance, consultation, and training to county medical examiners and law enforcement officials; keeps records concerning deaths or crimes requiring investigation by this division; and promulgates rules regarding the manner and techniques to be employed while conducting autopsies, and the nature, character, and extent of investigations to be made in cases of homicide or suspected homicide necessary to allow a medical examiner to render a full and complete analysis and report. The state medical examiner receives reports of deaths in this state affecting the public interest and may require autopsies.
Des Moines 50319; 515/281-5824
The Iowa State Patrol was created by the 46th General Assembly in 1935 and has a current authorized strength of 434 uniformed officers.
The duties of the state patrol are to enforce all motor vehicle laws; to exercise general peace officer powers (with restrictions stated in Chapter 80, Code of Iowa); to investigate motor vehicle traffic accidents occurring on roadways within Iowa; to provide emergency medical assistance to persons injured as a result of motor vehicle traffic crashes; to provide assistance to stranded motorists along Iowa roadways; to provide assistance to local law enforcement agencies upon request or when the need is evident; and to promote highway safety.
The Iowa State Patrol Communications provides total police communications to the public safety sector, including local, county, state and federal agencies. Services provided include dispatch services for emergency and operational incidents as well as providing a link between the field force, data banks and other sources of information necessary for the efficient operation of field offices and personnel. This unit also provides for the design, engineering and maintenance of the state's public safety communications network. State Patrol Communications is comprised of three bureaus: operations, technical and engineering.
REGENTS, STATE BOARD OF
100 Court Avenue, Suite 203, Des Moines 50319
OWEN J. NEWLIN, President, Des Moines; term expires 2005; ELLENGRAY G. KENNEDY, Bancroft; term expires 2001; ROGER L. LANDE, Muscatine; term expires 2001; BEVERLY A. SMITH, Waterloo; term expires 2001; LISA AHRENS, Osage; term expires 2003; DAVID J. FISHER, West Des Moines; term expires 2003; CLARKSON L. KELLY, Charles City; term expires 2003; DAVID G. NEIL, La Porte City; term expires 2005; DEBORAH A. TURNER, Mason City; term expires 2005
The Board of Regents, originally named the State Board of Education, was created in 1909 to coordinate and govern the three state institutions of higher education. Prior to that time, each of the universities had a separate board of trustees. The Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School was placed under the governance of the Board in 1911 followed by the Iowa School for the Deaf in 1917.
The Board consists of nine members appointed on a bipartisan basis for six-year staggered terms. Three appointments are made every two years by the Governor and confirmed by two-thirds majority vote of the Senate.
The Board of Regents governs the State University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, the Iowa School for the Deaf, and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. The Board also serves as the Board of Trustees for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Chapter 262 of the Code of Iowa provides that the Board shall "have and exercise all the powers necessary and convenient for the effective administration of its office and of the institutions under its control " The Board is, for example, responsible for determination of academic programs, tuition and student fee rates, admission policies, oversight of financial matters, management and control of property, administration of employment and personnel policies, and general operations of the institutions.
The General Assembly has given the Board broad statutory responsibility to govern the Regent institutions and to provide educational and other services to the people of Iowa. To fulfill its responsibilities, the Board depends heavily on its staff, under the direction of the executive director, and delegates appropriate duties to the administrations of the institutions. The Board has adopted governance processes that are designed to allow it to make major policy decisions and to monitor the management of the institutions. These governance processes include strategic planning, budget development and approval, organizational audits, comprehensive fiscal reviews, and academic program approvals and reviews.
Another important aspect of the Board's governance authority is an extensive system of regular reports made by the Regent institutions to the Board. Annual governance reports include enrollments, housing and dining systems, curriculum changes, tenure, purchasing, equal opportunity, student financial aid, affiliated organizations, faculty productivity, graduate study centers, and institutional roads. These reports supplement the Board's authority in establishing institutional budgets and appropriations requests.
Gerald D. Bair, director
Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319;
The Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance is responsible for the administration of the major sources of state and local tax revenue; the management of the state's financial accounting systems; and operation of the Iowa Lottery. The department is structured along functional lines of responsibility in order to insure efficient accomplishment of assigned responsibilities.
The responsibilities for tax administration include the collection of various revenue sources totaling in excess of $3 billion annually. Additionally, the agency is responsible for administration of various property tax-related functions performed by local government officials.
The agency also manages the state's accounting systems in accordance with accepted accounting principles. The responsibilities include operating the state's payroll system, approval of all claims for state reimbursement, and the issuance of state financial statements.
The Iowa Lottery which was initiated in 1985 is conducted by the Iowa Lottery Board and the department. The lottery activities are planned to ensure the maximum amount of state revenue is generated in a manner which is consistent with the dignity of the state of Iowa.
Created within the structure of the Department of Revenue and Finance is a State Board of Tax Review. The bipartisan board consists of three members appointed by the governor to six-year terms. The state board serves in a review capacity, being empowered to pass upon all actions of the director and affirm, modify, reverse, or remand such actions.
Iowa Lottery Board
The Iowa Lottery Board supervises and approves the activities of the Iowa Lottery. The board establishes policies for the operation of lottery games within the state; approves all contracts for operation of the lottery; and establishes rules as to the operations of specific games and lottery activities. The bipartisan board consists of five members who serve at the pleasure of the governor.
Mark F. Wandro, director
800 Lincoln Way, Ames 50010
CATHERINE DUNN, Dubuque; term expires 2001; BONNIE L. VETTER, Spencer; term expires 2000; THOMAS L. ALLER, Cedar Rapids; term expires 2003; JANICE JOHNSON, Waverly; term expires 2000; RONALD N. LANGSTON, Des Moines; term expires 2001; GORDON KOKENGE, Clarinda; term expires 2002; DANIEL WIEDEMEIER, Burlington; term expires 2002
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), established by legislation passed by the 65th General Assembly and mandated to begin official functions on July 1, 1975, is responsible for coordinating the various facets of Iowa's transportation system.
Seven commissioners, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, are responsible for determination of general operating policies which are carried out by the director of transportation and the department staff.
The purpose of the department is to provide and preserve adequate, safe, and efficient transportation services based on the use and benefits that accrue to the public.
The department includes eight divisions with the duties and responsibilities summarized below.
Director's Staff Division - Mary Christy, division director; 800 Lincoln Way, Ames 50010; 515/239-1731
Monitors state and federal transportation issues and legislation: coordinates communication of information to internal and external customers. Works with local governments and the public to answer questions and help people understand Iowa's transportation system.
Engineering Division - C. I. MacGillivray, division director; 800 Lincoln Way, Ames 50010; 515/239-1645
Maintains high quality engineering standards to improve safety in all modes; and coordinates research and development of new processes to improve transportation.
Maintenance Division - Neil Volmer, division director; 800 Lincoln Way, Ames 50010;
Maintains highways and bridges; conducts railroad track safety inspections and railroad accident investigations; and administers the rail/highway grade crossing program.
Licenses drivers, vehicle dealers and commercial vehicle operators; administers the county registration and titling of automobiles and trucks; enforces licensing, titling and commercial vehicle operating laws.
Operations and Finance Division - Nancy J. Richardson, division director; 800 Lincoln Way, Ames 50010; 515/239-1340
Supports the entire DOT by providing functions which include accounting,
budgeting, auditing; data processing; purchasing, inventory, fleet and facilities
management; and procurement of transit vehicles for local agencies.
Planning and Programming Division - Dennis L. Tice, division director; 800 Lincoln Way, Ames 50010; 515/239-1661
Serves the planning needs of all transportation modes; guides the allocation of funds for state transportation improvements; produces planning documents for rail, aviation and highway systems.
Project Development Division - E. Thomas Cackler, director; 800 Lincoln Way, Ames 50010; 515/239-1124
Designs highway and bridge projects and lets contracts for that work; performs quality control inspections on these projects; acquires, manages and disposes of right of way; and assists local governments with airport improvement projects, federal or state transit assistance, and projects involving railroads, highways and recreational trails.
Railway Finance Authority - Darrel
Rensink, secretary; 800 Lincoln Way, Ames 50010; 515/239-1111
The five member board is appointed by the governor, subject to Senate confirmation. The director of the Department of Transportation serves as secretary to the board and the Iowa Department of Transportation employees serve as staff. To assure that the state follows a single transportation policy, the authority is directed to exercise its duties and powers consistent with the policy and plans of the Iowa Transportation Commission.
The Iowa Railway Finance Authority was established by legislation in 1980 for the financing of railway facilities. The authority will enable the state to actively participate in preserving vital components of Iowa's rail system.
Brian B. Bales, executive director
Camp Dodge Office, 7700 N.W. Beaver Drive, Johnston 51031
VOTER REGISTRATION COMMISSION
Burlene Baker, director
Hoover State Office Building, Des Moines 50319
CHESTER J. CULVER, Secretary of State, chair; DEE STEWART, designee for chair of Republican Party of Iowa; KIM WARKENTIN, designee for chair of Iowa Democratic
Party; COLLEEN RIESGAARD, designee of the president of IA State Association of County Auditors
The Iowa Voter Registration Commission establishes overall voter registration policies for the state registrar of voters and county commissioners of registration. It adopts rules and standards related to registration forms, maintenance of registration records, and procedures to be used in the registration process.
The commission actively promotes registration and participation in elections by all Iowans. Information concerning registration procedures and deadlines are routinely released to the public before major elections.
Established in 1976, the commission was originally composed of the chairs of the two major political parties and the secretary of state or their designee. Legislation passed in 1995 added to the group a representative from the Iowa State Association of County Auditors.
Voter Registration Commissioners serve terms of indefinite duration.
VOTING MACHINES AND ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS, BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR
c/o Secretary of State, Hoover Building, Des Moines 50319;
JAMES DOWLING, Sac City, term expires 2002; DOUGLAS JONES, Iowa City, term expires 2004; MARY SHULTZ, Webster City, term expires 2000