City Boards & Commissions

Complete lists of city officials and city departments are also available.

(SSMID) Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District(515) 576-8191Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
The Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) was created in 1982 to improve downtown Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge was designated as a Main Street Iowa Community in 2017.
Airport Commission(515) 573-3881Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
The Airport Commission is the governing body presiding over the operations of the Fort Dodge Regional Airport.
Blanden Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees(515) 573-2316 x 107Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
The Blanden Charitable Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt entity solely dedicated to the Blanden Art Museum providing exhibitions, art education classes, school programs, conservation, framing, computers, publications, special events and other services allowing the art museum to be a vital and interesting regional cultural center.
Blanden Memorial Board of Trustees(515) 573-2316Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
The Board oversees hiring, trusts, donations, and works of art.
Board of Adjustment(515) 573-8321Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
The Board of Adjustment oversees compliance with zoning ordinances.
Board of Animal Appeals(515) 573-5751Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
Hears and decides appeals in declaring a dog or cat to be dangerous or vicious.
Board of Appeal(515) 573-4271Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
Hears and decides appeals with regard to construction.
Cable Television Commission(515) 573-7144Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
Provides resolution of complaints between citizen subscribers and city cable television franchises.
Civil Service Commission(515) 576-4551Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
The Civil Service Commission hold examinations for the purpose of determining the qualifications of applicants for positions in the Police and Fire Departments.
Council Salary Advisory Board(515) 576-4551Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
Recommends salaries for the Council Members and Mayor.
Equal Employment Opportunity Committee(515) 576-2201Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
Enforce policies of Iowa & Federal Civil Rights acts as well as ADA guidelines and provide active assistance to prevent and eliminate discriminatory practices. Ensures that City is in compliance with equal employment opportunity through education.
Historic Preservation Commission(515) 573-7144Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
The Historic Preservation Commission works to safeguard the City’s historic sites & districts, promote uses of historic buildings, and educate public about historic significance.
Human Rights Commission(515) 576-2201Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
Our Mission: To eliminate discrimination and to establish equality and justice for all persons within the City of Fort Dodge.
Library Board of Trustees(515) 573-8167Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
The Board of Trustees sets policy for the Fort Dodge Public Library including all personnel issues, building use and maintenance, and budgetary issues.
Municipal Housing Agency Commission(515) 573-7144Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
The Municipal Housing Agency Commission oversees the Housing Agency operations including budget and expenses.
Parks & Recreation Boards(515) 576-7237Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
Plan & Zoning Commission(515) 573-8321Agendas & MinutesMeeting Dates
Reviews and makes recommendation on zoning questions or re-zoning issues, as well as development of subdivisions.

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