Board of Supervisors
316 East 5th Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 833-3003
Fax: (319) 833-3070
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.
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 15th. The county operates on a fiscal year that runs from July 1 through June 30.
Black Hawk County elects five members to its board who serve staggered, four-year terms. Three seats are open in presidential election years and two seats are open in gubernatorial election years.
Official Board meetings are held every Tuesday at 9:00 A.M. at the Courthouse in Room 201. Meetings are open to the public. Board of Supervisors meetings can be seen on WGAT-channel 15 in Waterloo on Tuesday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:30 AM and 6:30 AM, Saturday at 9:00 AM and Sunday at 8:00 PM. The meeting is also televised on CFCT-channel 15 in Cedar Falls on Tuesday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
Minutes of the Board meetings are available for public viewing in the County Auditor's office, Room 213 in the Courthouse and are published weekly in the following newspapers.
Waterloo Courier (Waterloo)
Hudson Herald (Hudson)
Progress Review (La Porte City)
Items to be placed on the Board agenda should be submitted to the Board's office by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday.