The Commission meets monthly, normally on the second Monday of the month.
The Veterans Affairs Commission is composed of three members that are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each member's term lasts three years.
The Commissioners themselves have to be Veterans as defined in Iowa Code, Chapter 35.1 with a Honorable Discharge.
Don Orgel, Executive Secretary
Orville Gatton, Chair
Term Expires: 6-30-2018
Merle Chaplin, Member
Term Expires: 6-30-2019
Bonnie Wiederkehr, Secretary
Term Expires: 6-30-2017
The Commissioners and Executive Director are certified to handle veterans' issues and update their certifications each year. The Veterans Affairs Commission is a member of the Iowa County Commissions of Veterans Affairs.
For More Information
If you have something that needs to be brought before the Veterans Affairs Commission, please contact the VA Director at 641-939-8240 or by email.