City Development Board

The City Development Board is appointed by the governor and acts on petitions for municipal boundary changes, including annexation (addition of territory to a city), severance (deletion of territory from a city), consolidation (combining of two or more cities into one city), discontinuance (termination of a city) and incorporation (establishment of a new city). The board functions as an impartial third party responsible for placing an objective influence on the boundary change process.

The board meets monthly. Notices of meeting for the City Development Board are posted on this page at least 24 hours before the start time of the meeting.

Matt Rasmussen  |  515.348.6196  |

Executive Order 10 - Red Tape Review
Pursuant to Executive Order 10, issued by Governor Kim Reynolds on January 10, 2023, the City Development Board is required to review all its administrative rules by September 1, 2023. Following publication of a report of the review, IEDA will rescind each chapter and repromulgate rules that are necessary to keep no later than December 31, 2023. The full agency review schedule can be accessed here. More information is available from the Department of Management:

Board Members

James Halverson
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Term 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2027

Chris McKee
Gilmore City
Pocahontas County
Term 5/1/2022 - 4/30/2026

Dennis Plautz
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Term 5/1/2022 - 4/30/2026

Laura Skogman
5/1/2023 - 4/30/2027

Thomas Treharne
Linn County
5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024