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About the Board

About the Board

Board of Supervisors.
Left to Right: Diane Holst, Ken Beck, Carol Earnhardt, Tony Knobbe and Brinson L. Kinzer. (1/3/2017)

The Board of Supervisors meets bi-weekly in the Board Room of the Scott County Administrative Center. Committee of the Whole Meetings are held on every other Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and regular Board meetings are held the following Thursday evenings at 5:00 p.m.

Scott County is governed and administered by a five member Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors are elected in staggered, four year terms on a partisan basis.

County Home Rule, which was approved in a State-wide referendum in 1978, broadened the power of the Board of Supervisors. Home Rule allows counties to determine their local affairs and government provided that it is consistent with and not expressly prohibited by the Iowa General Assembly.

Duties of the Board of Supervisors:

The Board of Supervisors serves as the administrative and policy-making body for the county.

Among its functions are:

  • to levy taxes to raise revenues for county purposes,
  • adopt a budget,
  • supervise relief programs,
  • manage all county buildings and grounds,
  • appoint boards and commissions,
  • make official canvass of the votes for all county elections,
  • fill vacancies in county offices, except for members of its own body,
  • establish and vacate public highways,
  • approve beer, liquor, and cigarette licenses outside of incorporated areas, and
  • approve zoning changes and plats for new subdivisions.

In addition, the Board is considered to be the employer of all county employees and is therefore required to bargain with employees over wages, hours, and working conditions.

Chair appointments of Supervisors to the 2018 Board and Commissions can be found HERE.

Scott County
Board of Supervisors

Scott County Administrative Center
600 W. 4th St.
Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030
563-326-8749
Fax: 563-328-3285
board@scottcountyiowa.com

News & Notices

At the January 2, 2018 Organizational Meeting of the Scott County Board of Supervisors, the board elected a new chair and vice-chair. The new chair is Tony Knobbe. The new vice-chair is Ken Beck. agenda, packet, minutes
Posted: January 2, 2018
Please be reminded consumer fireworks are only permitted between the hours of 10:00pm on December 31 to 12:30am on January 1. Please be a good neighbor. See the full ordinance (PDF) .
Posted: December 27, 2017
The Scott County Board of Supervisors will be conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize the completion of the Scott County Juvenile Diversion Programs space. The ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 500 W 4th Street, the east side of the building.
Posted: October 25, 2017