IOWA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Article I. Name
The name of this organization shall be “Iowa State Association of Counties District Four,” which
shall hereafter be referred to as “the District.”
Article II. Boundaries
The following counties shall encompass the District: Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Guthrie,
Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Adams, Union, Clarke, Fremont, Page, Taylor,
Ringgold, and Decatur.
Article III. Members
(a) Qualifications. Members of the District shall consist of all duly elected or appointed county
officials and all current county employees of all of the above counties.
(b) Voting. Every member in attendance at either an annual or special meeting of the District
shall be entitled to one vote on any question or resolution during the meeting. Proxy voting
shall not be allowed. A member shall be considered in attendance for purposes of voting
only by being present in person at a meeting – participation via phone or other electronic
means shall not be considered being present for purposes of voting.
(c) Action. In order for an action to be approved, it must be approved by a majority of the
members present at a meeting.
Article IV. Time and Place of Meetings
(a) Annual Meeting. The District shall meet annually in a session hosted by Iowa State
Association of Counties (“ISAC”) at the place, date and time determined by ISAC. ISAC will
host the annual meeting, with all meeting costs to be paid by ISAC and meeting registration
fees to be set and collected by ISAC.
(b) Special Meetings. Other special meetings shall be called by a majority of the officers of the
District. The officers of the District shall set the place, date and time of special meetings.
The District will pay all special meeting costs, and any meeting registration fees will be set
and collected by the District.
Article V. Officers – Election, Term and Vacancies
(a) Officers. The officers of the District shall consist of President, Vice-President and
(b) Term. Officers shall be elected annually by the members at the District’s annual meeting
hosted by ISAC. The newly elected officers’ terms shall begin on the 1st of January following
their election and shall continue through December 31st of the same calendar year.
(c) Election. Officer nominations shall be made from the floor at the annual meeting. Any
member of the District may be nominated. Officers shall be elected by a plurality vote of
the members present, so that the nominee for each office receiving the greatest number of
votes relative to all other nominees for such office will elected as the officer.
(d) Vacancies. In the event of vacancies in any of the offices by death, resignation (which must
be provided in writing to the remaining officers) or inability to serve, the remaining officers
shall appoint a member to the position for the remainder of the term.
Article VI. Duties of Officers
(a) Duties. The officers shall direct the business and affairs of the District, and shall exercise all
of the powers of the District, except such powers that are conferred upon or reserved to the
members by these bylaws.
(b) Officer Action. Each officer shall have one vote and action shall be taken through approval
by a majority of the officers.
(c) Officer Meetings. Officer meetings shall be held as needed and called by the President.
Officer meetings may be held via telephone, e-mail or other forms of electronic communication.
Officers participating in an officer meeting via telephone or other forms of electronic
communication shall be deemed present for purposes of voting.
Article VII. Finances
In the event the District has cash revenues or other property, the Treasurer shall provide a
financial report at each annual meeting. The officers shall manage cash revenues through an account in
the District’s name. The officers may approve, contingent upon receipt of ISAC’s consent, to have the
District’s cash revenues held by ISAC in an account designated in the name of the District.
Article VIII. Amendments
Any amendments to these bylaws must be first approved by a majority of the officers. Such
amendments must then be presented to the members at the next annual meeting. Amendments shall
be incorporated into the bylaws upon approval by the members in accordance with Article III,
subsections (b) and (c), above. Officers shall provide copies of any approved bylaws amendments to the
ISAC legal counsel.
In the event an amendment to these bylaws results in a provision that conflicts with any
provision in ISAC’s articles, bylaws, board policies or other governing documents, the provision in ISAC’s
articles, bylaws, board policies or other governing documents shall control and the conflicting provision
in these bylaws shall be void.
Article IX. Dissolution
The District may dissolve upon approval of a dissolution plan by a majority of the officers, and
subsequent approval by the members in accordance with Article III, subsections (b) and (c), at the next
annual meeting. The dissolution plan shall provide for distribution of any District property. Upon
approval of a dissolution plan, these bylaws shall be repealed and shall no longer be in effect. The
boundaries of the District shall still exist through ISAC for purposes of meetings hosted by ISAC or ISAC
affiliate organizations; however, the District shall no longer appoint officers or hold assets.