Iowa Valley Celebrates Board Recognition Month

During Board Recognition Month, sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Boards, to celebrate the contributions of board members in Iowa public education who are “Propelling Students to New Heights,” Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) is celebrating the work of its seven board members.


Front Row, L to R: Joanna Hofer, Amber Danielson, Deb Jones. Back Row, L to R, Larry Johnson, Clark Lawler, and Pal Pohlson. Missing: Chris Brodin

“Board members serve to make a difference for students and help ensure the sky is the limit for their future success. They devote their time to monthly meetings, reviewing board materials, communicating with citizens and parents, exploring learning opportunities, and attending school functions and activities,” said Dr. Anne Howsare Boyens, IVCCD President.

The IVCCD Board is charged with charting the course for the district and its students. They oversee the budget, develop policies, and make important decisions that impact the district’s ability to provide quality learning experiences that lead to student achievement.

The District is shining a spotlight on the board before its regular board meeting at 3:30 p.m. on May 8 at Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions, Rooms 612/614. The meeting is open to members of the media and community members.

The IVCCD Board of Directors represent seven Director Districts throughout Iowa Valley’s geographical area (Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, and most of Tama County, plus a

small portion of six adjoining counties). Board members are elected to serve four-year terms.

Iowa Valley Board President Larry Johnson, of Iowa Falls, has served as a board member for 37 years. Board Vice President Joanna Hofer, of Tama, is in her sixth year of service. Paul Pohlson, of Grinnell, has served for 17 years; Deborah Jones, of Clemons, has served for 16 years; Chris Brodin, of Marshalltown, has served for eight years; Clark Lawler, of Eldora, has served for four years; and Amber Danielson, of Marshalltown, is serving her first year of service as a board member.