Contact Information

Franklin County Courthouse
12 - 1st Ave. NW
PO Box 26
Hampton, Iowa 50441

Phone: 641-456-5624
Fax: 641-456-6001

Board Meetings:
Monday, 8:30am

Gary McVicker
Term Expires 12/31/2026
District #1

Richard Lukensmeyer
Term Expires 12/31/2026
District #2

Chris Vanness, Chairman
Term Expires 12/31/2024
District #3
The mission of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors is to plan, finance and deliver services to the citizens of Franklin County that are both mandated and based on community needs in the areas of public safety, public health, human services, drainage, secondary roads, conservation, economic development and administration.

These services will be delivered at an optimum level maximizing available resources and distributed fairly and efficiently. The Board of Supervisors is the executive and administrative branch of county government. Franklin County elects three members to its board who serve staggered four-year terms.


Official Board meeting are held every Monday, beginning at 8:30am at the Franklin County Courthouse in the basement level. The meetings are open to the public. To be placed on the Board's weekly agenda, contact Katy Flint, Auditor and Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, at 641-456-5622 by 1:00pm on the previous Thursday.  Please complete this FORM and return it to the Auditor's office prior to the date mentioned previously.  Minutes of the Board meetings are available for public viewing online, in the County Auditor's office in the Courthouse, and are published weekly in the following newspapers:

Current and Archived

Supervisor Districts

Supervisor districts were established on February 22, 2022 based on the population totals from the 2020 Federal Decennial Census. The current Board of Supervisors at that time appointed a Temporary County Redistricting/Reprecincting Commission that redrew the three supervisor districts and voting precincts in Franklin County. This was done to fulfill Iowa Code Section 331.210A(1)(a).

Supervisor District Map - Effective February 22, 2022

Board of Supervisors Duties

The Board's duties are varied and its authority embraces practically every aspect of County Government. The Board acts as a general business manager for County Government and the following are some of the duties and powers:

  • Prepares the County Budget, determines tax requirements needed and levies taxes to raise revenue for expenditures.
  • Serves as trustees to drainage districts.
  • Appoints and fixes salaries of certain offices, deputies, permanent and temporary help, and fills vacancies in elective county offices, except members of its own body. Vacancies in the Board of Supervisors are filled by appointment made by the County Auditor, County Treasurer and County Recorder.
  • Establishes policies and provides adequate funding in order to properly maintain county roads.
  • Is responsible for certain social welfare programs for the citizens.
  • Performs a variety of duties relating to agriculture and conservation, including participation in flood and erosion control, appointment of a Conservation Board, establishing drainage districts and zoning of County lands.
  • Makes official canvass of voters of the County following primary, general and special elections.
  • All bills paid by the County must be allowed by the Board of Supervisors before payment can be made by the County.
  • Approve Beer, Liquor and Cigarette licenses, sending these results to the Beer & Liquor Control Department in Ankeny, Iowa, for final approval.
  • Consider & approve firework discharge permit applications for all county property in unincorporated areas.

Board Appointments

The Board members appoint the following department heads, boards, and commission members:

Franklin County Boards & Commissions Membership Policy

It is the intention of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors to appoint/provide volunteers to the following boards and commissions: Magistrate Appointing Commission, Compensation Condemnation Board, Terrace Hill Sanitary District Trustees, Conservation Board, Board of Health, Zoning Board, Board of Adjustments, Veterans Affairs Commission

Applying for a Board or Commission: Applications from the general public will be received during the appropriate time frame set forth by the Board of Supervisors.  Applications will be available to be picked up in the Auditor’s office and are to be returned to such.  All applications will be considered at the meeting in which positions are being appointed. 

Current Members: Current members of boards & commissions will be expected to fulfill their term unless written resignation is received by the Board of Supervisors or the Auditor.  If a current member wishes to continue after their initial term has expired, they must complete the extension form provided by the Auditor’s office. 

Appointment of Board Members: If there are vacancies on any of the aforementioned boards and commissions and a member of the Board of Supervisors reaches out to a person directly to fill such vacancy, no application is required. 

All questions regarding the Boards & Commissions can be directed to the Franklin County Board of Supervisors or the Auditor. 

The Board members appoint the following department heads, boards, and commission members:
Board of Health Members
Facilities Director
Community Services Director/CPC
Condemnation Commission Members
Compensation Board Members
Conservation Director
Conservation Board Members
County Engineer
Environmental Health/Sanitation
IT Director (Information Technology)
GIS Technician (Geographic Information Systems)
Medical Examiner
Planning and Zoning Director
Planning and Zoning Commission Members
Veterans Affairs Director
Veterans Affairs Commission Members
Weed Commissioner
Zoning Board of Adjustment Members
Judicial Magistrate Commission Member
Civil Service Commission Member