Story County Board of Review Vacancy

Story County Board of Review Vacancy


The Story County Conference Board is seeking to fill two vacancies. The Board of Review is a three-person board comprised of Story County residents.  The three members are appointed by the Story County Conference Board (Story County Supervisors, City Mayors, and School Boards) for the purpose of reviewing assessments made by the County Assessor.


Both vacancies are to be filled by an applicant who is a resident of Story County, excluding the City of Ames. The current vacancies need to be filed by an individual who has experience in the real estate or construction field or a similar related area.


Members are responsible for the following duties:

  1. This board hears appeals of any owner/taxpayer who feels their assessed value, classification or related exemptions are not correctly assessed or implemented as required by law.
  2. This board consists of three members. One member must be a farmer; the other two members should have a background in the real estate or construction field or a similar related field. The term of a board of review member is for a staggered six-year term.

  3. Each member must have knowledge of property values in the county by reason of their occupation.
Meeting Schedule & Time Commitment:

Members meet on a regular basis in the month of May and possibly into June depending upon hearings. This board usually meets from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. on days of hearings in the county assessor’s conference room at the Story County Administration Building.


Questions & Application Information:

Individuals with questions about serving on the Board of Review should contact the Story County Assessor at the following: email at or 



State law requires political subdivisions to make a good faith effort to balance boards according to gender.


If you are interested in applying, please complete the attached form and submit to the Story County Conference Board by July 20, 2021 or until vacancies are filled: 


Story County Conference Board

900 6th Street

Nevada, Iowa 50201

Attention: Wayne Schwickerath, Conference Board Clerk


Click Here for Board of Review Application (PDF)