BV County makes board appointments
Local Emergency Management Commission - Ken Hach-delegate, Dale Arends-alternate
Region III Emergency Planning Council -Arends-representative, Hach-alternate
Buena Vista E-911 Service Board - Hach-representative, Arends-alternate
Buena Vista Solid Waste Commission - Don Altena-delegate, Paul Merten-alternate
Lake Improvements Commission - Merten and Hach
Friends of Little Lake Discovery Center Board - Merten
Storm Lake Water Quality Project Advisory Committee - Rhonda Ringgenberg
3-County Empowerment Board - Ringgenberg-representative, Merten-alternate
Buena Vista Local De-Cat Board - Merten-representative, Ringgenberg-alternate
Board of Directors of the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation - Merten-representative, all other boardmembers-alternates
Board of Trustees of the SLADC Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund - Arends and Merten
Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation - Merten-delegate, all other boardmembers as alternates
ISTEA Technical Committee - Jon Ites, technical representative, Steve Wolf-alternate.
ISTEA Enhancement Committee - Merten- Board's representative, all other board members as alternates
Administrative Board of Directors of the 3rd Judicial District Department of Correctional Services - Hach-representative, Merten-alternate
NW IA Juvenile Detention Center (YES) - Hach-representative, Altena-alternate
Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center - Merten-representative, Arends-alternate
Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission for 6-yr terms - Becki Drahota, Ron Haraldson and Bill Lanphere
Regional Housing Authority - Sandy Johnson-representative
Homeward Housing Trust Fund & Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund - Justin Yarosevich
Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. Board - Altena-delegate, Arends-alternate
NW Iowa Planning and Development Commission - Arends-delegate, Ringgenberg-alternate and Barry Thongvanh as the non-elected at-large representative for BV County.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Board - Merten-representative, Arends-alternate
County Safety Committee (including the Right-to-Know program) - Merten with Arends as the alternate, Gary Launderville, Tom French (as Jon Ites' designee), Karen Strawn, Ron Reckamp, Steve Wolf, Norm Lund, Pam Bogue, Steve Hammen, Kim Johnson, Leigh Madsen, Diane Christiansen and Bob Christensen, with Mike Raner as Safety Coordinator.
Regional Transit Board (RIDES) - Arends-delegate, Ringgenberg-alternate
Western Iowa Tourism Council - Hach-representative, Ringgenberg-alternate
Iowa Lakes RC&D Board - Arends-representative, Altena-alternate with Phil Driver-at large representative
U.S. 20 Corridor Task Force - Lorna Burnside-representative, Arends-alternate
Gingerbread House Board - Ringgenberg-representative
DHS Service Area Advisory Board - Hach-representative
Buena Vista County Drainage Attorney - Gary Armstrong
Drainage District #181, #274, #14-42, #22, & #150 Interim Boards - Arends-delegate, Merten-alternate
Regional Investment Board (formerly Iowa Workforce Development Board-Region 5) - Arends-delegate, Altena-alternate
Region 5 Workforce Advisory Board - Ed McKenna
Buena Vista County Equal Employment Opportunity Officer - Merten
All county labor negotiations - Merten-representative, all other boardmembers as alternates.
Buena Vista County Deferred Compensation Board - Kathy Bach, Jon Ites, and Karen Strawn
Weather Committee - Jon Ites, Gary Launderville, Kim Johnson, and Hach, with Merten as an alternate
Personnel Committee (includes employee handbook updates) - members include -Jon Ites, Altena, Kathy Bach, and Karen Strawn
Courthouse/Judicial Security Committee - Gary Launderville, Steve Hammen and Hach
Buena Vista County Facilities Committee - Kathy Bach, Karen Strawn, Steve Hammen, Jon Ites and Merten
County Care Facility Committee - Merten, Arends and Hach
Board's representative for Whitney Pit Farm and South Hayes Pit Farm for leases - Merten and Jon Ites for grain sales at the South Hayes Pit
ADA Coordinator - Karen Strawn
HIPAA Compliance Committee - Pam Bogue, Dawn Mentzer and Karen Strawn.
HIPAA Security Officer - Strawn
Privacy Officer - Strawn and Hach
Lock-out/Tag-out Program Coordinator for the Courthouse, DHS Annex and E. Richland Annex - Steve Hammen
Drug and Alcohol Testing Alliance - Jon Ites as the primary contact person and Shirley Johnson as the second contact person
BV County Zoning Administrator - Kim Johnson
Planning and Zoning Commission members - Roger Peterson, Vic Hansen, Arvid Baughman, Dennis Gutz, Jim Anderson, Brian Drzycimski, Gary Sundblad
Zoning Board of Adjustment - John Massop, Greg Sundblad, Bruce Engelmann, Cynthia Smith and Bob Stoughton
Compass Point (formerly Northwest Iowa Alcohol and Drug Treatment Unit) Board - Altena and Arends
Seasons Center Board of Directors - Charlene Anderson, citizens' representative
Cherokee MHI Advisory Council - Charlene Anderson
ISAC's County Case Management Services Board - Merten
County case managers - Tami Mills-Thomas, Kara Napierala and Alicia Gatzemeyer. County CPC - Dawn Mentzer, Hach-Board representative, Merten-alternate. Family representative - Jeff Kestel, Season's Center MR Community Based Services representative - Diane Mangold, Consumer - Bryce Jepson.
Managed Care Advisor Board - MH Advocate - Charleen Anderson. Providers - Diane Mangold, Susan Irwin, Cindy Wiemold. Family Representative - Brent Mangold, Consumer - Brice Jepson. Board Rep - Merten; Hach, alternate, Case managers - Tam Mills Thomas, Kara Napierala and Alicia Gatzemeyer, CPC - Dawn Mentzer
County Medical Examiner - Dr. David Crippin.
Deputy Medical Examiners - Tim Speers, BVRMC EMT and Deputy Doug Simons and independent EMTs Greg Ebersole, Mark Kirkholm and Bob Christensen.
BV Co. Civil Service Commission - Cornelius Wabeke, Don Diehl and Brad Jones (appointed by the Co. Attorney).
Veteran's Affair's Commission - Rich Haldin, Lloyd Galbraith, Ray Kurtz, John Peters and Harold Kestel.
Local Board of Health - Dr. Scott Wulfekuhler, Jim Johnson and Peg Hinkeldey, Hach and Jon McKenna.
Weed Commissioner - Norm Lund, Dave Wiley, Assistant weed commissioner
B.V. County REAP Committee - Arends
BV County Safety Coordinator - Mike Raner
Lincoln Benefited Fire District Board of Trustees - Jim Nelson, TIm Heuton and Mark Herrig.