Branstad has appointed Jeffrey Hayes of Cherokee to the Credit Union Review Board. He appointed Thomas Jeneary of LeMars to the Board of Dentistry. Larry Den Herder of Sioux Center was appointed to serve on the Economic Development Authority. Two northwest Iowans have been appointed to the Environmental Protection Commission — Joanne Stockdale of Okoboji and Eugene Ver Steeg of Inwood.
The governor appointed Clay County Sheriff Randy Krukow of Spencer to the Law Enforcement Academy Council. He also appointed Marjorie Pitts of Spencer to the Mental Health Risk Pool Board, and Craig Cretsinger of Spencer to the Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council. Cretsinger’s term began March 1st. The governor also appointed Susan Vance Hjelm of Lake Park to the State Soil Conservation Committee and Mark Murphy of Cherokee to the Vision Iowa Board.