Veteran Affairs
623 6th Ave.
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Mon-Fri

Phone Numbers

Office: 712.328.5797
Fax: 712.328.5726

*** Effective 18 March 2020, the Pottawattamie County Veterans Affairs Office will be closed to the public. Our office must take significant steps to require social distance and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our caseworkers will be taking phone calls, Monday – Friday, 8:00am -4:30pm.  Our food pantry is still available for any Veterans and their families in need by appointment only. If you have any questions, please call our office at 712-328-5797.


Pottawattamie County Veteran Affairs is a department of Pottawattamie County, Iowa providing assistance in determining eligibility for County, State, and Federal Veterans Benefits. These services include completion of forms, referrals, follow-up services, assistance as needed, free of charge to veterans and their dependents. Our caseworkers are nationally accredited by the Federal Department of Veteran Affairs.

The Commission of Veteran Affairs Department provides two programs

Summary of Veterans Benefits


Skyler Dooley Chairman
Holly Collins Secretary
Jesse Shea Member
Ellen Fritz Member
Phil Jacobs Member


Veteran Affairs Staff:

Nick Jedlicka Director
Peggy Becker Case Worker III
Paul Rosenberg Case Worker II
Pamela Wilke Case Worker II
Brenna Maher Case Worker I
Tammy Herring Receptionist


In Rememberance
This site is intended as a place to remember and honor American service members lost in Afghanistan and Iraq.

There is a profile for each service member based on available information. Obituaries received from Legacy.com newspaper affiliates are also included. Information is updated daily. In addition, there is a Guest Book for each service member. All Guest Book entries are free and are posted after being reviewed for appropriate content.

Pottawattamie County Home Base Iowa

Home Base Iowa’s Mission is to provide veterans and transitioning service members and their families with opportunities and benefits for a successful transition in Iowa — a place to call home.  Click the logo or click here to learn more about those opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

Pottawattamie Commission of Veteran Affairs UPDATES:

Iowa Veterans Home
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Department of Veteran Affairs
National Resource Directory
Commission Meeting Minutes

In the Spotlight

Hope 4 Iowa

The HOPE 4 IOWA Crisis Call Line connects individuals in crisis to a helping hand and the resources to address and improve mental wellness. Available 24/7. For more information visit our website here.








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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.