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Iowa Accountability & Transparency Board
As part of the Culver-Judge Administration’s commitment to meeting all requirements of the ARRA and to keeping Iowans informed about how the ARRA funds are being used to improve Iowa’s economy, Governor Culver signed Executive Order #12 on April 14, 2009 creating the Iowa Accountability and Transparency Board (IATB). The Board will ensure Iowa meets or exceeds the accountability and transparency requirement of the ARRA and will make recommendations to the Governor as needed.
The IATB is made up of fourteen members:
Bios for Appointees
Donald Timmins, Chair - Timmins is a Certified Public Accountant and has been a managing partner with Timmins, Kroll, & Jacobsen in Altoona since 1971. He received an Accounting Degree from the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. Mr. Timmins will serve as a public member.
Lorie Bennett - Bennett is currently the City Administrator for the City of Humboldt and has been involved in local government for 15 years. She is a former member of the IPERS Investment Board, has been very active with the League of Cities, served as a member of the Humboldt County Community Foundation, Humboldt Area Arts Council, Humboldt County Development Association, and the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association. She received a BA in Finance and Management from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She will serve as a nominee to the board for the Iowa League of Cities.
Denise Bulat - Bulat is the Planning Executive Director for the Bi-State Regional Commission. She has worked for the commission since 1984 when she began as a planning aide. She received a B.S. in Animal Ecology from the Iowa State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa. Ms. Bulat was nominated to serve as a representative to the board for the Iowa Association of Regional Councils.
Angela Connolly - Connolly has served on the Polk County Board of Supervisors since 1998, and is currently the Chair of the Board. In addition, she serves on the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, Metropolitan Planning Organization Transit Roundtable, and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Ms. Connolly was nominated to serve as a representative to the board for the Iowa Association of Counties.
Clarence Hoffman - Hoffman has owned and run the Hoffman Insurance Agency in Mapleton since 1964. He served for ten years as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives until his retirement in 2008. He received a BS from the South Dakota State University. Mr. Hoffman will serve as a public member.
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