Jefferson County, Iowa
Board of Supervisors

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, have final authority over the county budget, and represent the county at the state level.

The three Jefferson County Supervisors are elected to four-year terms by both rural and city voters. They share an office on the first floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Becky Schmitz, Democratic Party, term expires 2016

Richard C. Reed, Republican Party, term expires 2014

Lee Dimmitt, Republican Party, term expires 2016

The supervisors meet every Monday at 9:00am in the first-floor meeting room at the courthouse. The public is invited to attend, but should submit agenda items in advance to the Auditor's office by noon Thursday. See the Agenda/Minutes webpage.

Minutes of the Board meetings are available for public viewing in the County Auditor's office in the Courthouse, are on the Agenda/Minutes webpage, and are published weekly in the official county newspapers.

The County Supervisors 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.

The Jefferson County Supervisors serve on about 42 boards who have influence on the operations of the Jefferson County government.

Functions of the Board of Supervisors:

Other Elected Officials:

County Attorney,  go to their webpage
County Auditor,    go to their webpage
County Sheriff,     go to their webpage
County Recorder,  go to their webpage
County Treasurer, go to their webpage



The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) -

National Association of Counties website -

Links to Iowa Resources (from The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) -

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DAILY OFFICE SCHEDULE for the supervisors
  Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri.
9am-Board Meeting Schmitz Reed Dimmitt Schmitz
Reed Reed Dimmitt Dimmitt Schmitz
Call 641-472-2851 to contact the Board of Supervisors Office.

Lee Dimmitt - Cell: 641-919-9547, email:

Richard C. Reed, Chairman - Home: 641-472-6555, Cell: 641-919-8262, email:

Becky Schmitz, Vice-Chair - Cell: 641-919-5575, email:

Items for Monday's agenda must be scheduled with the supervisors no later than Thursday at noon. Other board meetings will be scheduled as necessary.

Southeast side - courthouse
South side of courthouse - Click for more information

Courthouse with supermoon
Supermoon, May 5, 2012 - Click to see more photos