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Interested in serving the county on a Board or Commission?

Apply NowIf you have ever considered being more involved in your community, here is the perfect opportunity.

The Board of Supervisors will be considering a number of appointments to county board and commissions at their organizational meeting on January 4, 2016. The Supervisors will make appointments to the following boards and commissions during that meeting:

  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Board of Health
  • Conservation Board
  • Condemnation Compensation Commission

To be considered for an appointment please submit an Application for Cerro Gordo County Board Appointment on or before December 15, 2015. The application along with descriptions of the duties of the boards and commissions can be found here on this website.

If you have questions about any of these board or commissions, please contact the county’s Personnel Department at 641-421-3075.

Supervisors Seek Corridor EDC Representative

Apply NowThe Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors is seeking an interested individual to serve out an unexpired term on the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation (NICEDC) Board of Directors. The term runs through June 30, 2018.

The NICEDC is the premier joint economic development organization in North Iowa, serving the cities of Mason City and Clear Lake as well as Cerro Gordo County. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending monthly meetings of the EDC Board;
  • Attending special meetings, strategic planning meetings, and the Annual Meeting of the EDC,
  • Potentially serving on ad-hoc committees appointed by the EDC Board,
  • Remaining engaged and knowledgeable in the activities of the EDC staff,
  • Occasionally representing the EDC in meetings with existing businesses, business prospects, and similar functions.

The Supervisors are seeking to appoint an individual with the following qualifications:

  • Owns, manages, or employed by a business, industry, or agricultural-related business located within Cerro Gordo County;
  • Said business, industry, or agricultural-related business shall be a funding- member of the NICEDC.
  • Demonstrated engagement in the community through service on governmental, not-for-profit, or other boards or commissions.

Interested individuals are encouraged to complete an Application for Cerro Gordo County Board Appointment. The application form is available here or by contacting the Personnel Department at 641-421-3075.

Applications for this appointment will be accepted in the Board of Supervisors office until 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Deer and Fall turkey licenses go on sale Aug 15

Deer and Fall turkey licenses will go on sale Saturday August 15, 2015. You can purchase your license at the Recorders Office in the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. See license costs below.

Youth SeasonSept. 19-Oct. 4
Disabled Hunter Season Sept. 19-Oct. 4
Archery Season
- Early SplitOct. 1-Dec. 4
- Late SplitDec. 21 - Jan. 10, 2016
Early MuzzleloaderOct. 17-25
Late MuzzleloaderDec. 21 - Jan. 10, 2016
- Season 1Dec. 5-9
- Season 2Dec. 12-20

Combination Gun/BowOct. 12-Dec. 4
Archery Only Oct. 1 - Dec. 4 AND
Dec. 21 - Jan. 10, 2016

Deer will be $28.50 for general licenses, $28.50 for antlerless-only 1st license, $13.00 for antlerless-only 2nd license and all others.

Fall turkey tags will be $24.50 each.

County Auditor Ken Kline Receives Award

Ken Kline receives "Service Above Self" AwardCounty Auditor Ken Kline was awarded the Public Employee Service Above Self Award today by the Mason City Noon Rotary Club. In a surprise ceremony after Brent Trout said few words Ken received the award. Ken thought he was there to do a presentation and was very surprised but pleased receiving the award.

Cerro Gordo County Treasurer now accepts Passport Applications

Patricia Wright, Cerro Gordo County Treasurer is pleased to announce that her office is now accepting passport applications on behalf of the U. S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office, 220 N Washington, Mason City, Iowa. (more…)

NOAA Weather

Mason City, IA

Last Updated on Nov 30 2015, 7:53 pm CST

Current Conditions: Light Rain Fog/Mist


Temp: 34°F

Wind: SE at 13mph

Humidity: 97%

Windchill: 25°F

Your 5-Day Forecast at a Glance

Courthouse Calendar

Board of Adjustment @ Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Planning & Zoning @ Boardroom
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

The Planning & Zoning meeting is in the Boardroom at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse and is usually the 1st Thursday of every month but is subject to change.

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