Pat Murray ~ Jerry Steven ~ Joe Pisney
About The Board
The Board of Supervisors has both legislative and administrative powers and is
the policy-making body for Howard County government. With its authority to adopt
legislation and policies for department operations, the Board sets priorities,
allocates resources and maintains budgetary control.
process is the most important power of the Board. By using the budget process
effectively, the Board is able to monitor and correct inefficiencies in all
organizational units, including elected departments, quasi-government
organizations, and administrative departments.
In addition to
these responsibilities, the Board of Supervisors promotes and facilitates
various cooperative efforts among and between other government entities and
jurisdictions. Most importantly, the Board is available to its constituency and
can respond to issues of importance to citizens. The Board also appoints
individuals or serves on a number of Boards and Commissions that affect all
aspects of Howard County operations.
of the Board of Supervisors are held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday mornings.
The duties of the Board of Supervisors can be found throughout Chapter 331 in
the Code of Iowa.
531 3th Ave E
Cresco, IA 52136
Term Ends January 1, 2021
16532 10th Street
Lime Springs, IA 52155
Term Ends January 1, 2023
223 Busti Avenue
Elma, IA 50628
Term Ends January 1, 2023
Boards and Commissions Served on include:
Turkey River Watershed Infrastructure-Jerry Steven
Northeast Iowa Community
Northeast Iowa Behavioral Mental Health-Pat Murray
Judicial Department of Corrections-Pat Murray. Joe Pisney, Alternate
Iowa Juvenile Detention-Pat Murray. Joe Pisney, Alternate
Regional Planning (Policy Making)-Jerry Steven. Joe Pisney, Alternate.
Regional Transportation Policy Board-Jerry Steven. Joe Pisney, Alternate.
Emergency Management-Joe Pisney
HAWC Empowerment-Joe Pisney
Economic Development-Pat Murray
Advisory-Joe Pisney. Jerry Steven, Alternate.
Northeast Iowa-3A-Pat Murray
Howard County Board of Trustees Liaison-Pat Murray
Board/Empowerment Team-Joe Pisney
HAZMAT Board-Jerry Steven
Upper Explorerland Executive Board-Pat Murray
Loan Fund-Upper Explorerland-Pat Murray
Wapsi Trail Board-Jerry Steven. Pat
Murray and Joe Pisney, Alternates.
North East Iowa Regional Housing Trust
Fund Board-Joe Pisney
Housing Inc.-Joe Pisney
County Housing Trust
Regional Housing Authority Board-Joe Pisney
Watershed Authority-Jerry Steven. Joe Pisney, Alternate.
Watershed-Joe Pisney, Pat Murray, Alternate.
Turkey River Authority
Board-Jerry Steven. Joe Pisney, Alternate.
Wapsi River Watershed
Authority-Jerry Steven. Pat Murray, Alternate.
County Social Services-Pat
Murray. Jerry Steven, Alternate.
Howard County Board of Health-Pat Murray
Region 1 Iowa Workforce Investment Board-Elkader-Jerry Steven