Meet the Commission

Commission Headquarters
1007 Prospect Drive
PO Box 22
Toledo, Iowa 52342
(641) 484-3108
Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Meetings: Monthly 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. rotating throughout county.
Public always welcome.

The Tama County Economic Development Commission is designed to be inclusive, connecting the whole county and balancing public and private interests. The formal list of Commissioners with voting power is appointed by city councils, tribal council and County Board of Supervisors. Typically a council has two appointees: one representative who is especially strong as a government leader, and one who is especially strong as a business leader.

Jill VanDee, Vining                                 – Chair
Mike Carnahan, Tama                           – Vice Chair
Carl Zoffka, Garwin                                – Second Vice Chair
Dwayne Luze, Dysart                            – Past Chair

Open, Clutier
Tom Brandt, Dysart
Nancy Braasch, Elberon
Ron Smith, Garwin
Mayor Keith Sash, Gladbrook
Nathan Wrage, Gladbrook
Greg Pettiecord, Lincoln
Mayor Dan Zimmerman, Tama
Mayor Dave Svoboda, Toledo
Skip Wilson, Toledo
Ellen Young, Traer
Nick Podhajsky, Traer
Todd Apfel, Vining
Christina Blackcloud, Meskwaki Nation
Larry C. Lasley, Meskwaki Nation
Kendall Jordan, County Supervisor
Larry Vest, County Supervisor
Dan Anderson, County Supervisor



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