City Council

Al Mattison -- Mayor
A Minnesota native, Al retired in 2008 after 28 years of teaching instrumental music in the Belmond-Klemme school system. He owns Music Man Maintenance (a handy-man business) and he and his wife Connie own the Klemme House Bed and Breakfast in Belmond. They are the parents of two sons and have four grandchildren. Al's interest in the Belmond community runs deep, having volunteered on numerous committees over the years, including Jaycees, Lions Club, and he served as chief negotiator for the education association for over 20 years. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a member of the Outdoor Classroom committee, and he plays taps at local military funerals. Al is a member of Bugles Across America, whose purpose is to provide live taps at all military funerals. His interests include playing trumpet, gardening, and fishing with his sons. Al enjoys giving private music lessons in his spare time.
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Phone No : 641 444 4597

Harlan Tulp -- Council Member
Harlan has served on the City Council since January 2002. Prior to that Harlan served for one term on the Belmond-Klemme Community School District Board. Harlan, and his wife Karen, Have owned and operated H & K Plumbing, Inc. since 2001. Together they have four children, Elizabeth, Holden, Kyle and Heath, who all live happlily in the Belmond area - at least for now! In his spare time, Harlan enjoys motorcycling, snowmobiling and car racing.
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Phone No : 641-444-3386

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

Rex Peterson -- Council Member
Rex is a life long resident of Belmond. He has previously served as councilman and Mayor.
Phone No : 515-571-0913

Jenna German -- Council Member
My family moved to Belmond in the early 1980\'s when Eaton first opened. I graduated from Belmond-Klemme High School in 1997. I then went to work at Eaton for several years. then I was a stay at home mom until my kids were both in school. I recently went to work at Hagie Manufacturing in Clarion. My kids, Desiree and Ethan, continue to go to school at Belmond. My husband, John, works for Mosaic as a maintenance man in all of the Wright County locations. I recently joined the Belmond Lions Club, was a cub scout den leader and my family and I also have made a tradition of helping serve the community Thanksgiving meal. We love to travel, target shoot and go fishing whenever we have a chance.
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Phone No : 515-408-5304

Frank Beminio -- Council Member

Phone No : 515-571-6008

City Staff

Gary Berkland -- City Attorney (retainer)
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

Lee Ann Waltzing -- City Manager/Clerk
My family and I moved to Belmond in November 1999 when I was fortunate enough to be named City Manager/Clerk for the City of Belmond. We were attracted to Belmond because my husband, John Waltzing grew up on a farm northeast of town and graduated in 1972. Also, we looked at the opportunity we were given to get our children, Scott and Sarah, into a school system where they would be able to participate in many different activities. 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

Rebecca Anderberg -- Deputy Clerk
Rebecca has worked for the City since 1987 as Deputy Clerk. She completed the Municipal Clerks Institute sponsored by Iowa State University Extension. Rebecca is a notary public, processes the utility billings and keeps the cemetery records among the list of responsibilities. She enjoys horseback riding, water sports, motorcycling, quilting, decorating and dark chocolate. Rebecca has one son, Jordan Daniels and his wife Danielle who reside in Belmond with their three children.
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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

Mary Jo Swenson -- Park Board Member
Mary Jo has been a member of the Park Board since 2000. She is a Belmond native and has been unofficially entitled \"Park Lady\" because of her deep commitment and passion for City Park and interest in all parks. Mary Jo was given Outstanding Senior Community Service Award in 2001. Prior to her election to the Park Board, she was the first woman elected to the Belmond City Council in 1973. Mary Jo has also served the community on the Belmond Tree Board. Other community affiliations include a charter and continuing membership in Belmond Trees Forever since 1990, serving as secretary of the group every year except for one and a membership in the City Park Restoration Committee, serving since 1981. Mary Jo is married to Sid Swenson and they have two adult children, Teresa (Steve) Hanna of Forest City and Andy Swenson of Belmond. They are also very proud of their granddaughter Erica Hanna who resides in Minneapolis.
Phone No : 641 444 3181

Rich Rockow -- Park Board Member

Phone No : 641 444 3514

Sharleen Sorum -- Park Board Member
(Park Board Member) - 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 5th Street SE, Luickā€™s Lane and 7th 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

Mark Dirks -- Public Works Director
Mark is a life-long resident of Belmond and has worked in various capacities for the city for 25 years. He holds Grade III Water and Wastewater licenses and Grade IV license for Water Distribution from the State of Iowa. He is married to LaVonn and they have three adult children, Chad (Leslie) of Belmond, Tiffany (Matt) of Providence, Rhode Island and Jared (Sara) of Belmond. The lights of his eye are grandsons Ethan and Emmett.
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Phone No : 641 444 3386