Mayor

Regular Monthly Meeting:  The regular meetings of the mayor and council shall be on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  If such day shall fall on a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held on the next succeeding day at the same time unless a different day or time is determined by the council.  Meetings are open to the Public.  Any citizen of Janesville, IA who wishes to address the council can do so during the Citizens Comments and Complaints portion of the meeting.  If you would like an item placed on the agenda, you must notify the city clerk by noon the Thursday prior to the meeting.

Meet the Mayor

Dave Beenblossom

Mayor

Telephone:  (319)230-9657

E-Mail: mayor@janesvilleia.com

Serving as Mayor Since: 2020

Over the years Dave has worn many “hats” for City of Janesville. 

       In 1974, Dave became a member of the Janesville Fire Department. Shortly after became a patrolman for the Janesville Police Department.   That position evolved to the point that he was hired as the first full time employee for the City maintenance department and with that came the position of Police Chief.      

            

    In 1979, Dave left the Janesville City Employment to take a fulltime position as Chief of Police for the City of Readlyn, and later  was elected to the Janesville City Council. In 1988,  Dave was rehired by the city for the position of Public Works Director and held that position until 1999 . During that time, he obtained licensing by the DNR for Wastewater & water treatment and performed all the duties as needed except for law enforcement.  

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In 1983  Dave. along Wayne Bullis and Scott White co-organized and started the Janesville First Responders. He taught EMS First Responder classes for the volunteers, obtained his certifications of EMT-D &  CPR Instructor. During those years he was fortunate to be able to help set up the Plainfield and Readlyn 1st. Responders by teaching their volunteers as well.  He served as Director of our Responders for 28 yrs. until his retirement for health reasons August 16, 2011, and a member of the Janesville Fire & Rescue for 35 yrs.  

 Dave has served with and for 3 Mayors, many different council members and city employees, taken part in many landmark events such as: the closing of the old wagon bridge, building 2 city parks. Building of the new sewer plant, the new water tower and demo of the old, the moving of Highway 218, rebuilding the Janesville City Code book & sub-division ordinance, and the Cedar River flood just to name a few.

So why now? Dave has been a local small business owner/operator for over 35 years and has a working knowledge of building codes, employee/employer relations, employee benefits and policies.   Due to some restructuring, cutting back to semi-retirement from his business, He has had more available time to put towards the position of mayor.  When Dave does have to work, his office is in his home, right next door to City Hall,  and is available as necessary to attend to issues throughout the day.