I, along with my wife and two sons have been residents of Carroll since 2007. My wife, my first son and I moved to this area in 1995 and lived North of town for about two years, then moved to Templeton where we lived until moving into Carroll. Both my wife and I are originally from NW Iowa and moved here as part of a job transfer. I was active duty Army National Guard and transferred here to Carroll on Jan 1, 1995. I retired from the service in 2011 and have worked in Carroll since that time. After leaving the service, I felt a void from the lack of day to day problem solving and impactful decision making. In the fall of 2011, the Ward 1 City Council seat was opening up mid-term and I was invited to consider an appointment to that seat. I was eager to take the position and be part of something bigger than myself and resume making impactful decisions. On Jan 30, 2012, I was sworn in and have remained in that seat since. I have had two elections, one to “ratify” my appointment to the seat and again to run for my own four year term. I consider it an honor to live in and to serve such a great community.
I have been a lifelong Carroll County resident. I grew up in Coon Rapids, graduated and moved onto college, and then returned to Carroll. I married my husband; a Kuemper grad, Michael Boes in 1995 and we have three children. Kyla is 17, Olivia is 11 and Francis is 5. For many years I volunteered at the elementary schools with the Parent School Cooperative, taught Children’s Church, was Outreach Coordinator for Central Church, and was part of the worship team. My younger years were spent waiting tables, lifeguarding, babysitting, working in the kitchen and on the floor at the Thomas Rest Haven Nursing Home – amongst various school activities. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting in May 2000 – at which time I was employed as well with American Home Shield as Accounts Payable Supervisor. In 2003 I began my career at Controller at APQS – it has been a rewarding decision. I choose to run for council because Carroll is a great place to raise your family but I could see that Carroll needed continued growth. I want to see Carroll continue to add great families and facilities. Being part of the council was a good way to serve our great city.
My community involvement spans close to 30 years. Prior to serving on the City Council, I was a member of the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission. More recently, I served on the 2013 City of Carroll’s Comprehensive Plan Committee, the City’s Strategic Plan Committee, and served 6 years on the St. Anthony Foundation Board. In addition to my City involvement I was a school board member for Kuemper High School and was a Kuemper Ball Chairperson in 1991. I also served on the committee that raised funds for the Carroll County Conservation Center. My Education includes a B.A. from the University of Iowa and an M.S. from Iowa State University. For 25 years I served as a full-time faculty member at the DMACC Carroll Campus. I am married to attorney Greg Siemann, have two adult daughters, and 5 grandchildren. My interest in serving on the Carroll City Council comes from being raised in a family that encouraged serving others—that is my primary motivation. My role, as a Councilperson, is to listen to the public and represent their interests, to be fiscally responsible, to promote transparency, and to give the public a voice at the Council table. During the next 4 years I intend to lead, work hard, do my homework, and bring facts and critical thinking to the Council's decision-making process—while working to promote Carroll’s long-term growth and economic viability.