Learn more about the committees and representatives that work continually to make Adel a great place to work and live. If you have questions and concerns about specific departments, you may contact the individual or individuals involved using the information below.
The Adel City Council meets regularly on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. The council reserves the fourth Monday of every month for a second meeting if necessary. Special meetings and work sessions are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Meetings are typically held in the council chambers at Adel City Hall. Agendas are typically available on the Friday before the meeting.
|Name||Phone Number||Term Ends|
|Mayor: Jim Petersfirstname.lastname@example.org||(515) 993-4436||2018|
|Rebecca Hillmeremail@example.com||(712) 830-3638||2018|
|Jon McAvoyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(515) 993-3977||2018|
|Shirley McAdonemail@example.com||(515) 993-4862||2020|
|Mike Haynesfirstname.lastname@example.org||(515) 745-9112||2020|
|Bob Ockermanemail@example.com||(515) 238-9835||2020|
Mayor Protem: Jon McAvoy
The City Council committees meet on an as-needed basis when there is an item to be discussed. The purpose of the committees is to plan and develop rules and policy to recommend to the City Council. If you would like to address a committee regarding a certain issue you may contact a committee Chair or member, or call the City Administrator at (515) 993-4525 to be placed on the agenda. The committee members for each department are listed below — the Chair is the first name listed for each committee.
McAdon, Ockerman, Hillmer
What this committee does: Works with staff to provide input and feedback during the budget preparation process. Reviews and makes recommendations on budget issues that occur throughout the year.
McAvoy, McAdon, Haynes
What this committee does: Reviews and negotiates wage and benefit packages for City employees. Reviews and approves various personnel actions and policies. Monitors and reviews claim history and provides input in reviewing and selecting the best insurance programs for the City.
Haynes, McAdon, Ockerman
What this committee does: Reviews policy and issues involving the Police and Fire departments, First Responders and Disaster Services.
Ockerman, Hillmer, McAvoy
What this committee does: Reviews plans and projects related to the sanitary sewer system, public water system, garbage collection, and recycling. Plans future growth and development of the systems and determines policy.
Hillmer, Haynes, McAvoy
What this committee does: Review issues related to streets, sidewalks alleys, and other concerns related to the street department. Reviews plans for the growth, improvement, and maintenance of the street system.
From time to time the Mayor may designate a special committee to review and resolve a particular problem or issue.
The Library Board sets policy and oversees the operation of the Library. Terms are for six years and expire July 1 of the year listed.
|Lori Brocka (Chair)||(515) 971-3520||(515) 327-9963||2022|
|Patricia Torpey||(515) 993-2067||2018|
|Wayne Rebischke||(612) 716-0948||2020|
|Dianne Fredin||(504) 252-5002||2022|
|Susan Klein||(515) 778-1847||2018|
|W.W. Van Buren (rural)||(515) 993-4062||(515) 777-0707||2020|
|Dan Severidt||(515) 321-0922||(515) 993-3490||2022|
The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council regarding the City’s comprehensive plan, land use, changes in zoning, and review of subdivision plans or plats. This commission assures coordinated, adjusted, and harmonious development that will best promote the health, safety, morals, order, convenience, and general welfare of the City. Terms are for 5 years and expire July 1 of date listed.
|Kent McAdon (Chair)||(515) 993-4862||2021|
|Melody Marshall||(515) 993-3483||(515) 306-0210||2020|
|Becky Reed||(515) 473-0317||2020|
|Todd Cook||(515) 423-3004||(515) 473-3099||2019|
|Tom Waltz||(515) 993-3577||(515) 974-7181||2018|
|Susan Way||(515) 478-0463||2021|
|Ed Origer||(515) 993-4675||(515) 250-1391||2018|
The Board of Adjustment is responsible for administrative review of decisions made by the zoning officer and for hearing and deciding on requests for special exceptions and variances to the Zoning Code. Terms are for 5 years and expire on July 1 of date listed.
|Pam Peters (Chair)||(515) 993-4436||2017|
|Scott Pottebaum||(515) 993-1920||(515) 988-1824||2018|
|Dan Novelli||(515) 371-8648||2019|
|Warren Poldberg||(515) 993-4616||(515) 993-4581||2018|
|Kevin Juhnke||(515) 993-3862||(515) 247-5029||2021|
The Economic Development Commission researches and studies contemporary trends, identifies development opportunities and funding sources, develops and recommends economic development initiatives and strategies to the Adel City Council, and develops an overall economic development plan. Terms are for 3 years and expire July 1 of the date listed. The Economic Development Commission meets the first Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor meeting room in the Adel Public Library.
|William Spencer (Chair)||(515) 202-2345||2019|
|Thomas Book||(515) 577-4796||(515) 993-4581||2019|
|James West Jr.||(515) 402-9378||(515) 782-8061||2017|
|John Standley||(515) 992-3212||(515) 993-3823||2017|
|Madison Merryman||(217) 402-3499||2018|
|Melissa Burdick||(515) 608-3258||(515) 992-4211 x3||2018|
|Valerie Sutton||(515) 720-9808||2018|
|Shirley McAdon (Council Rep)||(515) 993-4862|
|Jon McAvoy (Council Rep)||(515) 993-3977|
The Park Board develops policy and rules governing the city parks, pool, and cemeteries. They help plan overall park development and plans. The Park Board also serves as the City’s Tree Board. Terms are for 3 years and expire on July 1 of date listed. The Park Board typically meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Adel City Hall.
|Becky Anderson (Chair)||(515) 421-9242||(515) 993-1000||2017|
|Marsha Fisher||(515) 478-1003||(319) 269-7896||2017|
|David McAdon||(515) 710-8896||(515) 669-5999||2017|
|Dan Van Langen||(515) 208-0066||(515) 834-2502||2019|
|Justin Reed||(515) 451-4726||2019|
|Carter Nordman||(515) 480-7837||2019|
|Heather Mager||(515) 993-1850||(515) 993-4711||2019|
The purpose of the Historical Commission is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the recognition, enhancement, and perpetuation of districts and sites of historical and cultural significance. Terms are for 3 years and expire July 1 of date listed.
|Rich Hughes (Chair)||(515) 993-4346||(515) 822-2506||2018|
|Tom Hagen||(515) 993-2199||(515) 491-3169||2017|
|Vonzdale ‘Vonz’ Odem||(515) 993-3049||2018|
|Debora Christenson||(515) 993-4734||(515) 271-2957||2019|
|Heith Hockenberry||(515) 802-4016||2019|
The Cable Television Commission views and monitors franchise agreements with cable television service providers. They review and monitor the quality and quantity of services provided. Terms are for 3 years and expire July 1 of the date listed.
|Steven Reed Sr.||(515) 473-8730||2018|
|Carla DeVries||(515) 554-8787||2018|
|Travis Houser||(918) 720-7355||2018|
|Jamie Bergkamp||(515) 993-1000|
|Steve Nichols – Alt.||(515) 993-4525|
|Shirley McAdon||(515) 993-4862|
|Bob Ockerman||(515) 238-9835|
|Shirley McAdon||(515) 993-4862|
|Anthony Brown||(515) 993-4525|
|Kip Overton — Alt.||(515) 993-4525|
|Kip Overton||(515) 993-4525|
|Anthony Brown — Alt.||(515) 993-4525|
|Jon McAvoy||(515) 993-3977|
|Jamie Bergkamp||(515) 993-1000|