PO Box 335 Richland, IA 52585

Board of Directors

Last Updated: Apr 6, 2024 @ 4:51 pm

Board Membership

The Mahaska Wapello Early Childhood Iowa Board is made up of a variety of community members. No members work for an agency that directly receives Early Childhood Iowa Funding. It is important in order to maintain the objectiveness of the Board we do not allow members that work for, or represent in any way, agencies that receive Early Childhood Iowa Funding.

Our make-up is split between the two counties and is determined by the Legislative language set for us by the Early Childhood Iowa Board and the Iowa State Legislatures. We are required to have members from specific sectors of the community.

Board Meetings Scheduled

  • 4th Tuesday of July
    1. 07/25/2024
  • 5th Thursday of August
    1. 08/30/2024
  • 4th Thursday of September
    1. 09/26/2024
  • 5th Thursday of October
    1. 10/31/2024

All Meetings are held at 4:00 pm at the Fremont Community Building, located at 107 E. Main Street, Fremont, Iowa.

Current Board Members

Below is a listing of our current membership and the sector of the community they represent.

NamePositionSectorRead More
Blaire Siems
Education RepBlaire Siems
Carol Burnside
Health RepCarol Burnside
Clint Kendrick
Clint Kendrick
Garrett RossVice Chair
Business RepGarrett Ross
Jeremy EmpieSecretary
Faith RepJeremy Empie
Martha Comfort
Grandparent of Consumer RepMartha Comfort
Rozanne WarderBoard Chair
Human Service RepRozanne Warder

There are currently 3 Open Positions for Men to meet gender balance state requirements.

New Board Members

All Board of Directors members must be a citizen that does not work for, or have a financial relationship, with an agency currently receiving Mahaska Wapello Early Childhood Iowa Funding. If you are interested in applying for an open Board Member position or future open position, please fill out the application (click on the link below) and either email or mail it to the MW Early Childhood Iowa Executive Director.

Prospective Board Member Application