Functions of the Board

Board of Supervisors Functions

  • Three members are elected who serve staggered four-year terms
  • Elections are held every two years
  • Legislative body of county government
  • The Board elects one member annually to chair its activities
  • Responsible for overseeing the county budget
  • Make county policies
  • Set county tax levy
  • Promote economic development for the county
  • Approve bonds and reports
  • Board serves on a number of Boards and Commissions that affect all aspects of Des Moines County
  • Promotes and facilitates various cooperative efforts between and among other government entities and jurisdictions