Veteran Affairs

COVID-19 Response

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.

The services we provide 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

Commissioners:

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

Application Form for Boards Commissions

Commission Guideline

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

Helpful Links

In Remembrance

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.

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. Visit their website 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


Nick Jedlicka
Veteran Affairs Director
Phone (712) 328-5797
Fax: (712) 328-5726
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Location Veteran Affairs
623 6th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51501