About the Board

Mission Statement
To collectively plan, finance and deliver to the citizens of Black Hawk County services that are mandated and based on community needs in the area of public safety, public health, human services and administration. These services will be delivered at an optimum level maximizing available resources and distributed fairly in a manner that instills public confidence in government.

Responsibilities
The Board of Supervisors is the executive and administrative branch of county government. The supervisors make policy for the county, administer the various county programs and have final authority over the county budget. Its main responsibility is setting a county budget to meet the needs of the rural population in the township areas and the human service needs of the entire county.

The budget process begins in the late fall and is certified to the State of Iowa by the following March 15. The county operates on a fiscal year that runs from July 1 through June 30.

Membership
Black Hawk County elects 5 members to its board who serve staggered, 4-year terms. 3 seats are open in presidential election years and 2 seats are open in gubernatorial election years.

Meetings
Official Board meetings are held every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse in Room 201. Meetings are open to the public.

TV Appearances
Board of Supervisors meetings can be seen on WGAT-channel 15 in Waterloo on:
  • Tuesday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday at 2:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
  • Saturday at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday at 8 p.m.
Minutes of the Board meetings are available for public viewing in the County Auditor's office, Room 213 in the Courthouse, online and are published weekly in the following newspapers.
  • Hudson Herald (Hudson)
  • Progress Review (La Porte City)
  • Waterloo Courier (Waterloo)
Items to be placed on the Board agenda should be submitted to the Board's office by 4 p.m. on Wednesday.