You can make a difference. Our Board of Directors represents the residents of Washington County. To qualify you must be a resident of Washington County and shall represent the broad interests of the county.

 

2019 Board of Directors

Tom Basten, President   Tom lives in Washington and works as the District Supervisor for Iowa State Parks in SE Iowa. Tom grew up in Solon and graduated from UNI in Biology Education. He and his wife Sue have two sons Kyle and Reid. Tom enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Tom Basten, President

Tom lives in Washington and works as the District Supervisor for Iowa State Parks in SE Iowa. Tom grew up in Solon and graduated from UNI in Biology Education. He and his wife Sue have two sons Kyle and Reid. Tom enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Cathy Rich, Treasurer   Cathy has lived in Washington County for all but 2 years of her life. She and her husband Melvin have been married 45 years and have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Cathy has a bookkeeping and tax preparation business in Brighton and she also works part time as a probate paralegal for a local law office. She enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with her family.

Cathy Rich, Treasurer

Cathy has lived in Washington County for all but 2 years of her life. She and her husband Melvin have been married 45 years and have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Cathy has a bookkeeping and tax preparation business in Brighton and she also works part time as a probate paralegal for a local law office. She enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with her family.

Stephanie Schlabaugh   Stephanie lives in Kalona with her husband Ryan and their five children.  She graduated from the University of Iowa  in 2017 and is employed by the Iowa CIty Community School District as a 4th grade teacher at Hills Elementary. Stephanie loves to read and be outside.

Stephanie Schlabaugh

Stephanie lives in Kalona with her husband Ryan and their five children. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2017 and is employed by the Iowa CIty Community School District as a 4th grade teacher at Hills Elementary. Stephanie loves to read and be outside.

Mike Vincent   Mike and his wife Connie own and operate Wooden Wheel VIneyards near Keota. They have two sons and 8 grandchildren in the Des Moines area. Mike is a graduate of the University of Iowa and enjoys watching the Hawkeyes.

Mike Vincent

Mike and his wife Connie own and operate Wooden Wheel VIneyards near Keota. They have two sons and 8 grandchildren in the Des Moines area. Mike is a graduate of the University of Iowa and enjoys watching the Hawkeyes.

Jaden Prottsman   Jaden lives in Riverside with his wife Michele and their three children Adisyn, Joslyn and Quintyn. He grew up in Washington and graduated from Washington High School in 2000. Jaden received a BA in Finance from the University of Iowa in 2004 and a Masters in Business Analytics in 2018. he is currently employed as a Lead Data Analyst at ACT in Iowa City. In his spare time he can be found cheering for the Hawkeyes and Cardinals or coaching his kids softball and basketball teams.

Jaden Prottsman

Jaden lives in Riverside with his wife Michele and their three children Adisyn, Joslyn and Quintyn. He grew up in Washington and graduated from Washington High School in 2000. Jaden received a BA in Finance from the University of Iowa in 2004 and a Masters in Business Analytics in 2018. he is currently employed as a Lead Data Analyst at ACT in Iowa City. In his spare time he can be found cheering for the Hawkeyes and Cardinals or coaching his kids softball and basketball teams.

Shelli Cleverly   Shelli has worked at the Washington County Hospital and Clinics for over 19 years and currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer. She has two children, Genevieve and Otis and recently relocated to North Liberty after living in Washington County for 17 years. In her free time she enjoys traveling, kayaking, running and reading.

Shelli Cleverly

Shelli has worked at the Washington County Hospital and Clinics for over 19 years and currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer. She has two children, Genevieve and Otis and recently relocated to North Liberty after living in Washington County for 17 years. In her free time she enjoys traveling, kayaking, running and reading.

Shelli Cleverly
Brenda Herington
Mark Weidman
Stephanie Sexton

Shawn Ellingson, Vice President   Shawn and his wife Stephanie have lived in Washington since 1990. They have two children, Samantha and Michael. Shawn worked with the Washington Police Department for 27 years and is now the Chief Deputy for the Washington County Safety Office. He enjoys sports and boating with his family. Shawn graduated from Truman State University.

Shawn Ellingson, Vice President

Shawn and his wife Stephanie have lived in Washington since 1990. They have two children, Samantha and Michael. Shawn worked with the Washington Police Department for 27 years and is now the Chief Deputy for the Washington County Safety Office. He enjoys sports and boating with his family. Shawn graduated from Truman State University.

David Mitchell, Secretary

David Mitchell, Secretary

Kathleen Brinning   Kathleen and her husband Shane farm near West Chester, specializing in show pig production. She also works at Wolf Floral in Washington. They have 3 daughters, McKenna, Morgan and Taylor. Kathleen has a degree in Agricultureal Business from Iowa State. In her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, baking and supporting the Cyclones.

Kathleen Brinning

Kathleen and her husband Shane farm near West Chester, specializing in show pig production. She also works at Wolf Floral in Washington. They have 3 daughters, McKenna, Morgan and Taylor. Kathleen has a degree in Agricultureal Business from Iowa State. In her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, baking and supporting the Cyclones.

Dave Erwin   Dave and his wife of 32 years live on a farm near Crawfordsville. They have two daughters and one granddaughter. Dave graduated from Iowa State. He raises corn, beans and a cow-calf herd on his farm.

Dave Erwin

Dave and his wife of 32 years live on a farm near Crawfordsville. They have two daughters and one granddaughter. Dave graduated from Iowa State. He raises corn, beans and a cow-calf herd on his farm.

Pat Freeman   Pat is the retired owner of Freeman Foods in Wellman. She was born and raised in Keota. Pat has five children. Her hobby is spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoys plants and baking.

Pat Freeman

Pat is the retired owner of Freeman Foods in Wellman. She was born and raised in Keota. Pat has five children. Her hobby is spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoys plants and baking.

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