The La Porte Planning & Zoning Commission has a member that is coming to the end of their five year appointed term. This vacancy is open to any resident wishing to serve. The voluntary board consists of nine Council appointed members who hear matters pertaining to development and make recommendations on such matters to the City Council. Meetings are scheduled as needed on the third Mondays of the month.

If you have an interest in serving on this board, please complete and submit a written application by Thursday, December 19 to City Hall. Board and Commission applications can be downloaded from the City’s website at are also available at City Hall, 202 Main Street.

The City of La Porte City is seeking applicants to fill an unexpired term on the La Porte City Utility Board of Trustees. The term will begin upon appointment and expire September 1, 2015.  The appointment is anticipated to take place at the January 13, 2014 City Council Meeting. Powers and duties of the Board consist of controlling properties, equipment and processes in relation to the combined utility system, and to report detailed financial statements to the City.  This Board meets regularly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 PM at the Utility Office, located at 403 Main Street.

If you have questions, or are interested in serving on the La Porte City Utility Board of Trustees, please contact City Hall or the Utilities Office for an application, or submit a letter of interest to City Hall, 202 Main Street, La Porte City, IA 50651. Letters of interest may also be sent by e-mail to The deadline to apply is January 10, 2014.