Meet your Commissioners

The Commission is made up of war-era Veterans who reside in Woodbury County. The Commission determines the operating procedures of the office and meets on a monthly basis. Day-to-day operation and administration of policy is handled by office staff. Budget concerns are decided by the Board of Supervisors.

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 Katherine Moreno  - Chairperson 

KMcropKatherine Moreno was born and raised in Siouxland. She served in the Marine Corps from 1990-2006, to include service at Meridian, El Toro, Omaha, Okinawa (training) and 29 Palms. Ms. Moreno served as a Chaplain's Assistant and in Administration. She has been employed with Siouxland District Health for 15 years, as a Hygienist. She is the Sr. Vice Commandant for the State of Iowa in the Marine Corps League (Siouxland Detachment 507), Devil Dogs [Dog Robber (Treasurer) and Mad Dog (member initiation)], as well as Commandant for the State of Iowa. She generously serves other community organizations, both related and not-related to her career. Ms. Moreno and her husband serve as CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for abused and neglected children in Woodbury County. In her free time, she enjoys camping, boating, skiing, bowling and spending time with her family.


 Joe Donovan - Vice-Chair

215618543 352393526452894 637420936127279791 nRETIRED CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT JOSEPH M. DONOVAN

Chief Master Sergeant Joseph M. Donovan is the Command Chief Master Sergeant at the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, Sioux City, Iowa. In this role his responsibilities include advising the Wing Commander on matters influencing health, welfare, morale, and effective utilization of Wing enlisted personnel. He serves as representative to the Wing Commander and represents the Wing enlisted force on various committees, councils, and boards, and represents the Wing enlisted force at military and civilian functions.

Chief Donovan enlisted with United States Air Force in 1995 and served in the Financial Services career field. Chief Donovan joined the Air National Guard in 2002 he mobilized or provided direct support to OPERATIONS DESERT FOX and NOBLE EAGLE. He executed a tour at the National Guard Bureau in the financial management crisis cell, and has worked with the State Partnership Program in Kosovo. Chief Donovan served as the Retention Office Manager, and the Professional Development NCOIC where he advised senior leadership on strategic initiatives pertaining to recruiting, retention, mentoring, and force development. He also served as Financial Management Flight Superintendent, where he supervised the finance staff and provided oversight for a $51M annual payroll, Chief Donovan was a member of the NGB Force Support Field Advisory Committee.

Chief Donovan is a past appointee to the Effective Fiscal & Public Policy Committee for the City of Sioux City. He is on the Executive Board of Directors for Active Generations, and has taught as adjunct faculty in the business departments of both Western Iowa Technical Community College and Briar Cliff University. Prior to assuming his current position the Chief was the Mission Support Group Superintendent for the 185th Mission Support Group, in Sioux City, Iowa.


2002   Airman Leadership School, Correspondence, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2004   Associate Degree in Financial Management, CCAF 
2004   Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Cum Laude, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
2004   Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Cum Laude, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
2004   Financial Management Craftsman Course, Keesler AFB, MS
2006   USAF NCO Academy Course, correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2006   Financial Management Advanced Agent Training Course, Silver Flag, Tyndall AFB, FL
2007   Graduate Management Certificate, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA
2008   USAF Senior NCO Academy Course, correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2009   Air National Guard Recruiting Course, Lackland AFB, TX
2010   Advanced Retention Management Course, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Knoxville, TN
2010   Masters of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA
2011   ANG Officer and Health Professional Recruiting Course, Orlando, FL
2012   USAF Professional Manager’s Certification, CCAF
2012   ANG Instructor Certification Program, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Knoxville, TN
2014   Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education Course I, Joint Forces Staff College, Correspondence
2016   Department of Defense Financial Management Certification Level 3, # 30026120
2017   Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Ft McNair, DC
2017   Chief Master Sergeant’s Executive Course, ANGRC, Andrews AFB, VA
2018   Contemporary Base Issues Course, Tulsa, OK
2018   Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Knowledge Online, Correspondence
2018   Continuous Process Improvement for Execs, U of Cincinnati, Institute for Defense & Business, Cincinnati, OH
2019   China, Russia, & North Korea Seminar: A political-economic conflict seminar, Capitol Hill Club, Washington DC
2019   Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Phase I Course, Correspondence
2019   Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Lackland AFB, TX
2020   Air Mobility Command Nuclear Leadership Course, BG Bud Day Field, Sioux City, IA
2020   Middle East and South Asia Seminar: A political-economic conflict seminar, Capitol Hill Club, Washington DC
2020   Transnational Issues Seminar: Alexandria, VA

March 1996 - August 1999, Financial Services, 28th CPTS, Ellsworth AFB, SD
February 2002 - December 2006, Financial Management, 185th FW, Sioux City, IA
December 2006 - October 2009, Retention Office Manager, 185th MSF, Sioux City, IA
October 2009 - April 2012, Professional Development NCOIC, 185th FRS SQ, Sioux City, IA
April 2012- August  2017, Financial Management Superintendent, 185th CPTF, Sioux City, IA
September 2017 - September 2019, Mission Support Group Superintendent, 185th MSG, Sioux City, IA
September 2019 - Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 185th ARW, Sioux City, IA

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Iowa National Guard Meritorious Service Medal
Iowa National Guard Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Enlisted Association of the National Guard-Lifetime Member

1998 Wing Staff Airman of the Quarter, Ellsworth AFB, SD
2004 185th ARW Group Airman of the Year (NCO tier)
2008 ANG Rookie Retention Manager of the Year (Master Gold Badge)
2008 ANG Recruiting and Retention National Patriot Award (Team)
2010 Region II Golden Eagle Award Recruiting and Retention (Team)
2014 185th ARW Airman of the Year (Senior NCO tier)
2016 ANG Financial Management Comptroller Office of the Year (Team)
2016 ANG Financial Management and Comptroller Award: Financial Services Office of the Year (Team)


Airman, Oct. 4, 1995
Airman First Class, Aug. 13, 1996
Senior Airman, Oct. 4, 1998
Staff Sergeant, Sep. 1, 2002
Technical Sergeant, Sep. 1, 2004
Master Sergeant, Feb. 15, 2007
Senior Master Sergeant, July. 1, 2013
Chief Master Sergeant, Sept. 15, 2017


 Lincoln Ryan

Ryan B ResizedLincoln Ryan served on active duty from 1998 to 2006 and reserve from 2009 to present, in the U.S. Navy Seabee's as a builder. He has deployed to many locations, to include Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Ryan works for the City of Sioux City as a Maintenance Manager. He has a Bachelor's degree in Project Management. Lincoln and his wife Jessica have three children.


 John Mansfield

JMcropCol. John L. Mansfield USA (Ret.)
Born and raised in Sioux City, John is a Vietnam veteran who served as an officer in the Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve for over 30 years, retiring as a Colonel in 1996.  He also retired from the IRS in 2013 after a career of over 42 years as a Leadership Instructor and Manager.  He has a Business Administration Degree from Westmar College (Iowa) and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University (Pennsylvania).  He also has published two articles on Leadership and Moral Courage, a short poem and a book about his Vietnam experiences titled Twenty Days in May; Vietnam 1968 which was published in 2008.  In his spare time he stays busy working as a volunteer for the NAIA tournaments, his church, and the Knights of Columbus as well as driving the DAV van to the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center.  He and his wife Sandy, a retired Clinical Nurse Manager, have been married for over 47 years.  They have two children and five grandchildren.


 Emily Clayton


Emily Clayton is a United States Air Force veteran who was born and raised in the Siouxland area. She graduated from Briar Cliff University with a BSN in 2003. Mrs. Clayton has also been on a volunteer fire and rescue department for over 20 years and is a training officer for local EMTs. She is married with two sons.