Anita man appointed to Cass County Vets Affairs Commission


June 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors today (Wednesday), appointed Kenny Harrison, to the Cass County Commission of Veterans Affairs. The Board had been set to appoint Steve Livengood, of Atlantic, to the post, but Supervisor Frank Waters mentioned Harrison’s interest in serving on the Commission. Livengood said he considered serving on the post to be “A duty,” but if someone else is willing to step forward to serve and “Get the duty done,” he wouldn’t object. The Supervisors appointed Harrison in an attempt to better balance persons in the County serving on Boards. Supervisor Chuck Rieken said a balance in representing other areas of the County is important, as is meeting the mandatory Gender Balancing as set forth by the State of Iowa. Rieken said Livengood is more than qualified to serve on the Commission, and he thanked him for his past service to our veterans. 

In other business, the Cass County Board of Supervisors approved a Resolution to approve the appointment of Audubon County Attorney Francine Andersen, as Deputy County Attorney for Cass County, during times when Attorney Dan Feistner is absent, or when a case presents a conflict of interest. Feistner said he and Andersen have a good working relationship, as these types of arrangements are not unusual between County Attorneys.