Board & Committees

The Executive Board is the governing body of the Iowa League of Cities. The Executive Board is responsible for adopting policies to provide direction to the League, adopting the annual operating budget, establishing membership fees, and providing direction to the executive director consistent with the League constitution and bylaws. The Executive Board is composed of 19 officials from member cities including a president, president-elect, immediate past president, two other past presidents, and 14 directors from various geographic regions and population classifications. The League constitution requires officers and a majority of the Executive Board to be elected officials. Traditionally, city managers, administrators and city clerks are also represented on the Executive Board. For additional information, contact Alan Kemp, Executive Director, Iowa League of Cities.
The Iowa League of Cities bylaws require the Executive Board to meet a minimum of four times each fiscal year. Currently, the executive board meets every February, April, June, August, and November, in addition to the business meeting held during the Annual Conference.

 Board Members

Patty Anderson, Board Member
City Clerk/Administrator
11 S Central Avenue
Hartley, IA 51346-1410
(712) 928-2240
Kay Cmelik, Board Member
City Clerk/Finance Officer
927 4th Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
(641) 236-2601
Frank Darrah, Board Member
Council Member
220 Clay Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613-2783
(319) 277-2801
Kim Downs, Board Member
City Administrator
101 Emmons Street
Hiawatha, IA 52233-1697
(319) 393-1515
John Drury, Board Member
PO Box 7
Swaledale, IA 50477-0007
(641) 330-6851
Jim Erb, President-elect
105 Milwaukee Mall
Charles City, IA 50616-2280
(641) 257-6311
Linda Gaul, Board Member
City Clerk
19 Northern Ave
Earlville, IA 52041
(563) 923-3365
Kris Gulick, Past President
Council Member
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 286-5051
Alan Kemp, Executive Director
Executive Director
500 SW 7th Street Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 974-5315
Suellen Kolbet, Board Member
City Clerk
112 E Spring Street
New Hampton, IA 50659-9998
(641) 394-5906
John Lundell, Board Member
PO Box 5127
PO Box 5127
Coralville, IA 52241-1708
(319) 351-1125
Gregg Mandsager, Board Member
City Administrator/Clerk
215 Sycamore
Muscatine, IA 52761-3840
(563) 264-1550
Scott Naumann, Board Member
Council Member
1609 State Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722-4971
(563) 445-4261
Reynold Peterson, Past President
418 2nd Avenue W
Spencer, IA 51301-3801
(712) 580-7200
Scott Peterson, Board Member
City Administrator/Clerk
305 Main Street
Lake View, IA 51450
(712) 657-2634
Ruth Randleman, Past President
15797 Carter Street
Carlisle, IA 50047
(515) 989-3133
Kimberly Sacker, Board Member
Council Member
310 Mill Street
310 Mill Street
Van Meter, IA 50261-9605
(515) 996-2644
Scott E. Sanders, Board Member
City Manager
400 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 283-4141
Hans Trousil, Board Member
122 Broadway
West Burlington, IA 52655
(319) 752-5451
Matt Walsh, President
209 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-4270
(712) 328-4601
The League relies on a slate of standing and ad-hoc member committees to advise League staff in several areas. The League Executive Board President traditionally makes assignments to open committee seats each November after taking office. The length of the assignment and the frequency of committee meetings depends on the purpose of each committee. When possible, committee members are selected from the pool of those that have expressed interest in serving.