City Council

Frank Beminio -- Mayor
Frank has been a resident of Belmond since 1997. Serving as both an Officer and Chief of the Belmond Police Department for many years. In addition, Frank served on the Board of Trustees for the Belmond Community Hospital d/b/a Iowa Specialty Hospital, for sixteen years. Frank is married to his beautiful wife, Trish. Mayor Beminio’s goals are to make for a better Belmond, providing a better quality of life for all residents and expand business and industrial development.
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Phone No : 515 571 6008

Katie Schlichting -- City Council Member
Katie moved to Belmond in 2000 with her husband Marc, to start working at Iowa Specialty Hospital. They have two children, Morgan and Piper. Katie has a degree in accounting, but currently serves as the Belmond Ambulance Supervisor as an Advanced-EMT. Katie also teaches BLS and EMS courses at NIACC. Katie joined the Belmond City Council in 2018.
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Phone No : 641 425 0534

Ron Allen -- City Council Member
Ron was born and raised in the Belmond area. He spent 40 years away from Belmond in the Superior/Duluth area and returned to Belmond upon retirement. Ron serves on the Belmond Area Chamber of Commerce and works at the True Value. Ron is married to Sharon and they have 3 grown daughters and 7 granddaughters.
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Phone No : 641 444 7043

Jon Swenson -- City Council Member
Jon was born and raised in Belmond, and a father of two daughters, Madisyn and Abryana. Currently, Jon serves as the Transportation Director for the Belmond-Klemme Community School District. Jon has been with the school district for eight years. Jon is excited to have been elected to the Belmond City Council to serve our community and has served since January, 2018.
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Phone No : 515 851 0842

Jenna German -- City Council Member
Jenna and her family moved to Belmond in the early 1980's when Eaton first opened. Jenna graduated from Belmond-Klemme High School in 1997. Jenna works at Hagie Manufacturing in Clarion. Her kids, Desiree and Ethan, go to school at Belmond. Her husband, John is the maintenance manager at the Belmond Community Apartments. Jenna and her family have made a tradition of helping serve the community Thanksgiving meal. Jenna's family loves to travel, target shoot and go fishing whenever they have a chance. She has served on the council since 2014.
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Phone No : 515 408 5304

Jose Alfaro -- City Council Member
Jose has been a resident of Belmond since 1996 and has seen the great improvements that have made Belmond grow. After making the decision to build a home in Belmond, he made the commitment to help the Latino community by showing them that anything is possible is you are willing to work for it. Jose accepted to be a volunteer basketball coach for youth boys to help young boys grow and learn the importance of teamwork. Jose is currently the Director of Compliance for one of the nation’s biggest poultry operations. On this role constant communication and education in government requirements/regulations is essential. Working in the poultry industry for over 2 decades has allowed him to exceed by using strong core values like respect, stewardship, execution and continuous improvement.
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Phone No : 641 430 9534

City Staff

Gary L. Berkland -- City Attorney
Gary began his practice of law with the Houser law office as an associate in 1972. A partnership of Houser & Berkland law offices was established in 1981. Gary was appointed City Attorney in 1989.
Phone No : 641 444 3231

Darrel Steven Carlyle -- City Manager
Darrel Steven relocated to Belmond in January, 2018 when he was named City Manager/City Clerk for the City of Belmond. Belmond is really unique in that it offers so many services, hosts so many events and never seems to be without excitement. I am asked quite often, by my counterparts in north Iowa, how we do so much and get so many people to volunteer. We do have a lot to be proud of in Belmond.
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Phone No : 641-444-3386

Cheryl L. Gardner -- Accounting Specialist
Cheryl joined staff in December, 2018 as Accounting Specialist. Cheryl is a notary public, performs utility billing, accounts payable, payroll and keeps the cemetery records among the list of responsibilities. Cheryl and her husband Adam Gardner reside in rural Wright County.
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Phone No : 641 444 3386

Fire Department

Dean Adcock -- Fire Chief

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Phone No : 641 444 3386

Parks Board

Sandy Steenblock -- Park Board Trustee
I sit on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond Auxiliary; and serve as Volunteer Co-Chair for same. I am an active member of Bethany Reformed Church, Trees Forever and Friends of the Belmond Talbot Memorial Library. My husband Doug and I raised two children in the Belmond School District. We have two adult grandsons and three grand-dogs.
Phone No : 515-227-3439

Rich Rockow -- Park Board Trustee
Rich was elected to the Park Board in 2016 and has been an active member of the Belmond Trees Forever group since 2012. He is on the Honor Guard after retiring from the Army. Rich and his wife Twyla raised their two children in Belmond. One son lives in Belmond with his family and the other lives in Middleton, Idaho. They have 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Rich trims along the the trail often and has helped with river clean-up.
Phone No : 641-444-3514

Sharleen Sorum -- Park Board Trustee / Chair
Sharleen was elected to the Park Board to serve a term starting in January, 2014. Prior to that she served as a City Council Member for eight years. Sharleen has always been active in the community through organizations and even spearheading efforts such as the trail extension along Fifth Street SE, Luick’s Lane and Seventh Street NE. Sharleen and her husband Lynn raised their two children in Belmond. She is the grandmother to six and still spends as much time as possible following their activities.
Phone No : 641-444-3255

Public Works Board

Justin Fournier -- Public Works Director

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Phone No : 641 444 3386