District 1  Keith Dencklau (R)
District 2  Mark Campbell (D)
District 3  Bob Thode (D)
District 4  Merrill Leffler (R)
District 5  Nick Carlson (D)

The Board of Supervisors of Webster County consists of five members, each elected for four years.

Meetings are held every every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Supervisors room, 2nd Floor County Courthouse, unless otherwise posted.

To be placed on the Board’s weekly agenda, contact Doreen Pliner, Webster County Auditor, at (515) 573-7175 or email – auditor@webstercountyia.org

Board of Supervisors Duties:
The Boards duties are varied and its authority embraces practically every aspect of County Government. The Board acts as a general business manager for County Government and the following are some of the duties and powers:

  • Prepares the County Budget, determines tax requirements needed and levies taxes to raise revenue for expenditures.
  • Appoints and fixes salaries of certain offices, deputies, permanent and temporary help, and fills vacancies in elective county offices, except members of its own body. Vacancies in the Board of Supervisors are filled by appointment made by the County Auditor, County Treasurer and County Recorder.
  • Establishes policies and provides adequate funding in order to properly maintain the secondary roads system.
  • Is responsible for certain social welfare programs for the citizens.
  • Performs a variety of duties relating to agriculture and conservation, including participation in flood and erosion control, appointment of a Conservation Board, establishing drainage districts and zoning of County lands.
  • Makes official canvass of voters of the County following primary, general and special elections.
  • All bills paid by the County must be allowed by the Board of Supervisors before payment can be made by the County.
  • Approve Beer, Liquor and Cigarette licenses, sending these results to the Beer & Liquor Control Department in Ankeny, Iowa, for final approval.

The Board members appoint the following department heads, boards and commissions members:

Animal Control Officer
Board of Health Members
Buildings and Grounds Director
Community Services Director/CPC
Compensation Commission Members
Compensation Board Members
Conservation Director
Conservation Board Members
County Engineer
Information Technologies Manager


Medical Examiner
Planning and Zoning Director
Planning and Zoning Commission Members
Veterans Affairs Director
Veteran Affairs Commission Members
Weed Commissioner
Zoning Board of Adjustment Members
Judicial Magistrate Commission Member
Civil Service Commission Member

The Board members are also appointed to the following committees/boards and are liaisons for other county departments.

Keith Dencklau  Mark Campbell 
 Conference Board  Conference Board
 Conventional & Visitor Bureau  County Buildings - SS
 Crime Stoppers  Growth City/County
 Foster Grandparents  Ia Crossroads of Global Innovation Advisory Board
 GFDGA Board Directors  Public Health
 Ia Crossroads of Global Innovation Advisory Board                      Solid Waste Commission
 MIDAS City/County Committee  Wellness
 Webster County Drug Alliance  
 Drainage District 96 Representative  
 Beaver Creek Watershed Management Authority  
 North Racoon River Watershed Coalition  
 Squaw Creek Management Authority  
 Bob Thode  Nick Carlson
 Central Iowa Juvenile Detention  Conference Board
 Conference Board  County Buildings - CH
 County Buildings - DHS  Growth Primary Sector Committee
 GFDGA Board Directors  Insurance Committee
 Linking Families  Lifeworks
 MH Advisory/Plan Committee  MIDAS Board
 NCARF/Comm & Family Res Behavioral Center  Upper Des Moines
 Second Judicial  Workforce
 Merrill Leffler  
 Central Iowa Juvenile Detention (Alt)  
 Conference Board  
 County Buildings - LEC  
 E911 Service Board  
 Emergency Management  
 GFDGA Executive Committee  
 Growth City/County  
 HazMat Response Committee  
 Hazmat Foundation  
 Second Judicial (Alt)