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Dr. Eric Jensen - Mayor
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2406 Forest Street
Term: Jan 1, 2016–Dec 31, 2021
Michael Kots - Ward One
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.
Misty Boes - Ward Two
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.
Clay Haley - Ward Three
I was born at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in October of 1977 to Tom and Pat Haley. I have two siblings, my younger sister Alicia and brother Virgil. I have always valued my family and the role they played in who I am today. My parents moved from Carroll to Wall Lake in 1979 when they began Haley Equipment. I have always recognized the value of living in Carroll and in 2009 I was able to make the southwest corner of town my home. My son Jackson is 7. He attends Kuemper Catholic School. I am also a member of Holy Spirit Church.
I was raised in Wall Lake and graduated High School in 1996. I went on to attend DMACC for two years, obtaining my Associates of Arts Degree. Following that, I attended Buena Vista University where I graduated with a degree in management, marketing, and communication. Later I would attend the Jerkins Creative Consulting Dealer Candidate Course. This industry-specific course lasted 3 years and prepared to take over and manage my family’s farm equipment dealership.
While attending college, I began my career at Haley Equipment. I started as our Bobcat skid-steer loader sales specialist. In 2003, I opened and managed our third location for 5 years in Rockwell City. In 2008, I was promoted to President of Haley Equipment taking responsibility for the entire business. I know that the handwork and time I invested in learning has helped me be the leader I am today.
I have also been blessed with the opportunity to serve the Carroll community through Rotary. As a Rotarian, I was honored to serve as our community service chair, president-elect, and then as President of the club. Later, I continued on to work with our statewide Iowa Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program. I left that position in 2013 when I began seeking the city council position I currently hold.
Currently, I am serving my second term on the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association board of directors. We provide services to farm and construction dealers in both Iowa and Nebraska. This position has helped me grow in many ways. It has engaged me with other policymakers both at the State and Federal level. Those connections help me to better serve Carroll.
I recognized the need for a Councilperson in Ward 3. I had always wanted to give back to the community that has allowed my family to prosper and grow. I was honored to be elected to the Carroll City council. Not only have I been able to serve this great community, but I have also learned a lot in my role on the city council. I have met many people, not only in ward 3 but all around Carroll. This allowed me to listen to their needs and desires, research the issues, and help to build on Carroll’s legacy of excellence.
Should you need any assistance with city issues, please feel free to contact me. I want to help build the Carroll you deserve.
Carolyn Siemann - Ward Four
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.
LaVern Dirkx - At - Large
I was raised on a family farm near Storm Lake and graduated from St. Mary's. I went to college at Fort Dodge Community College and then to Iowa State University. I began my working career as an agriculture technician, and then as a warehouse and equipment manager at Farner Bocken. When Pella Windows came to Carroll, I worked as an assembly line technician and machine program language writer. During my time at Pella, I started my craft business. Over the years my business grew, so I made it my full time occupation. I sell crosses, nativities and other craft items across the United States.
My family includes my wife Monica, a 7th grade teacher at Carroll Community Schools; Matt, a website designer for Entrepreneur Developers; Sarah, a Doctor of Physical Therapy with Spencer Hospital; Chris, a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Alamogordo, New Mexico; and Michael, a Doctor of Orthopedic Surgery Resident.
My commitment to Carroll started years ago. I was a youth sports coach for 21 years for many different sports, co-chair for the St. Lawrence Men's Club for 10 years, campaign chairman for the Carroll School Booster Club for 10 years, committee member of the "High Schools That Work Program" for 4 years and a Carroll Community School Board Member for 10 years.
I began my work as a City Council Member by filling an open position. I was later elected to finish the four year term. In my work with the school board and now with the City Council, I enjoy being able to talk to the public and help them understand why things happen the way they do.
Jerry Fleshner - At - Large
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