Central Rivers AEA is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors representing every school district that the agency serves. The board represents the legal body that establishes educational policies and sets goals and objectives for the agency. These policies and goals are carried out by the chief administrator and staff under the board’s direction. Terms are for four years and overlap to ensure continuity of board leadership. AEA board members receive no pay for their public service.

A quorum of board members must be present for a regular meeting to take place. All actions authorized or required by law are taken in open meetings. State law allows the board to consider matters of personnel and building site acquisition in closed session and then vote on them in open session.

The Central Rivers AEA Board of Directors welcomes you to attend monthly meetings. By attending, you will better understand how our agency operates. There will be discussions about student learning, the structure of our agency, partnerships and agreements we have with external partners, finances, staffing, and other topics related to service and education.

Persons from the general public with issues, concerns or suggestions should address them to the Chief Administrator who will determine if the item is appropriate for the board agenda. For more information about the Central Rivers AEA Board of Directors please contact Lori Thomas, Executive Assistant/Board Secretary at 319-273-8201.

Monthly board meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of every month at the Central Rivers AEA Cedar Falls location located at 1521 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls, IA beginning at 6 p.m.