Underwood, Iowa City Council

Dennis Bardsley, Mayor Home 712-566-2376
Term expires December 2025 350 Highway Ave
Underwood, Iowa 51576
This is Denny’s 5th term as Mayor. Mayor Bardsley actively partners with WIDA (Western Iowa Development), and SW Iowa Advance to promote Underwood. Denny has served as chairperson on the Planning and Zoning Commission for many years and served as School Board President. He is a retired state trooper and currently works as a private investigator. Email:  coumayor@walnutel.net
Robert Dose, Mayor Pro-Tem
Phone (712) 566-2371
Term expires December 2023 532 Highway Avenue
Underwood, Iowa
Robert has served on the City Council for multiple terms. He is on the Finance, Personnel, and Sewer Committees. He is a Master in the Masonic Lodge, Quick Iowa and is Vice-President of the Underwood Memorial Building Association. His wife’s name is Nancy. Email:  coucouncil1@walnutel.net
Jim Pingel Home 712-566-2682
Term expires December 2025 Box 201
Underwood, Iowa 51576
This is Jim’s 5th term as a Council member. He serves on the following Committees: Personnel, Streets, and Building Permits. Jim works as an Engineer for the City of Omaha Fire Department. He is also a trained paramedic, and is trained in Haz-mat. He brings much knowledge in emergency management to our city council. Jim has 3 children and stepchildren. His wife’s name is Dixie.


Email:  coucouncil2@walnutel.net
JW Tiarks Phone 712-566-2012
Term expires December 2025 104 Sunset Drive
Underwood, Ia 51576
This is JW’s 2nd term as a Council member. He brings a great deal of knowledge in financial operations from his work experience to the City Council.


Email:  coucouncil3@walnutel.net
  Royce Forbush Phone (712) 566-2373
Royce was appointed by Council at the September 8, 2020 meeting.  She and her husband have three boys who keep them busy. She was elected in the November 2021 to the 2-year term.

Term expires December 2023


PO Box 40
Underwood, IowaEmail:  coucouncil5@walnutel.net 


  Josh Madsen Phone (712) 566-2373
Term Expires December 2023 PO Box 40  Underwood, Iowa
This is Josh’s 1st term as an elected Council member.  He was originally appointed on October 23, 2018, to fill a council vacancy.  Josh serves on the following committees:  Economic Development, Legal Liaison, and Streets. Email:  coucouncil4@walnutel.net