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Mike Carberry

Mike Carberry

(vice chair)

2029 Friendship Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
Home: (319) 333-1366


Term expires: 12/31/2018   

Mike Carberry of Iowa City was elected to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors in 2014.

Mike was raised in Newhall, Iowa, in a large, fifth generation Iowa family. His family moved to Johnson County in 1976, and Mike graduated from Iowa City Regina High School, then earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa in 1983.

He held several positions in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability, including as the Executive Director of the Iowa Renewable Energy Association; Midwestern Nuclear Campaign Coordinator for Friends of the Earth; Senior Regional Field Director with the Iowa Global Warming Campaign; Campaign Manager for Citizens for Public Power; and Director of Green State Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in advocacy, outreach and campaign organizing around environmental issues. Mike also worked as the Benefit Director at Iowa City’s Englert Theatre.

Mike’s volunteer efforts also reflect his interest in the environment. He has served many roles with the Sierra Club, including Chairperson for the Iowa City Area Group, and member of the State of Iowa Chapter Executive Committee. He also served as a core team member of the Sierra Club’s Nuclear-Free Campaign. He was awarded the 2013 Environmental Activist of the Year award from the State Chapter of the Sierra Club. Mike currently serves on the boards of the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Iowa Wind Energy Association.

Mike is proud of his involvement with passage of a Minimum Wage ordinance, development of a Community ID program and hiring the County’s first local food and planning specialist.

Mike Carberry is appointed (or assigned) to the following groups for calendar year 2017:

Johnson County Organizations/Committees
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  • City Assessor Conference Board
  • County Assessor Conference Board
  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CJCC)
  • Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Group
  • Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) – term begins July 1, 2017
  • East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) Board of Directors
  • ECICOG Region 10 Passenger Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC)
  • ECICOG Region 10 Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC)
  • ECICOG Transportation Policy Committee
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC) Rural Policy Board
  • MPOJC Urbanized Area Policy Board
  • Urban County Coalition

In-House Committees
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  • Space Needs Committee

Liaison to Independent Boards
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  • City Assessor

Liaison to Small Cities, Counties, & School Districts
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  • City of Solon
  • City of Swisher
  • Cedar County
  • Solon Community School District

Groups Not Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
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  • 1000 Friends of Iowa Board
  • Iowa Sierra Club
  • Iowa Wind Energy Association
  • Affordable Housing Coalition

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