Senator Rozenboom receives Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award

Senator Ken Rozenboom, R-Oskaloosa, was presented on Tuesday with the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award in the Iowa Senate. The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award is awarded each year by the Hoover Presidential Board to a member of the Senate and a member of the House who have dedicated their time to public service and humanitarian projects.

Senator Ken Rozenboom, R-Oskaloosa, was presented on Tuesday with the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award in the Iowa Senate. The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award is awarded each year by the Hoover Presidential Board to a member of the Senate and a member of the House who have dedicated their time to public service and humanitarian projects.

DES MOINES – Senator Ken Rozenboom, R-Oskaloosa, was presented on Tuesday with the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award in the Iowa Senate.

“It’s an honor to be part of a group of such distinguished and accomplished individuals who have received this award,” said Senator Rozenboom. “Each year when this award is presented I am always impressed with the accomplishments and dedication of those recipients, and I am humbled the same was thought of me. Thank you to all those who have supported me during my time in public service, especially my wife, Becky, and thank you for the distinction of receiving this award. I am truly humbled.”

A farmer, agri-businessman and life-long Iowan, Senator Rozenboom was born and resides in Mahaska County. He is a graduate of Pella Christian High School and attended Calvin College in Michigan. After college, he returned home to farm with his father and brother before taking a position in sales and production management for Wake’s Inc., a local agricultural supplier where he worked for 30 years. He and his brother continue to operate Rosewood Farms, a family farming operation in rural Mahaska County.

Senator Rozenboom’s public service began when he was elected to the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors where he served on the boards of the Eighth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, Ten-Fifteen Transit Board, Central Iowa Detention Center, Area 15 Regional Planning Commission, and the AHEAD Regional Housing Trust Fund, along with other committee assignments.

Besides his farm and family life, and Board of Supervisors work, Senator Rozenboom has served as an elder and deacon in the Bethel Christian Reformed Church and served several years on the board for the Oskaloosa Christian School. He served on community boards for many years, including a stint as chairman on two local agencies: the Human Services Resource Council, an organization that provides emergency needs for low income families, and the Christian Opportunity Center board, which provides residential and vocational services for special needs adults. Additionally, Senator Rozenboom is a member of the Mahaska County Farm Bureau.

Senator Rozenboom serves as the chair of the Natural Resources & Environment Committee, the vice chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, and also serves on the Agriculture, Appropriations, and Education committees.

The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award is awarded each year by the Hoover Presidential Board to a member of the Senate and a member of the House who have dedicated their time to public service and humanitarian projects.

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