Mayor David Krutzfeldt
Year Elected to Office and Number of Terms Served
Prior to being appointed mayor in August 2009, Mayor Krutzfeldt was a member of the Oskaloosa City Council for four terms: 1992-1996, 1996-2000, a partial term from 2000-June 2001, and 2002-2005. After his appointment, he has been reelected Mayor for the following terms: 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2016-2017, 2018-2019, and 2020-2021.
Education and Background
Krutzfeldt received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa in 1982 majoring in Accounting. Following graduation, he passed the CPA exam and worked a couple years in the banking industry. He then worked for the State Auditor’s Office where his responsibilities included city, county, and school auditing. After that, his work took him into the corporate arena.
Place of Employment
Krutzfeldt is the chief financial officer for Interpower Corporation. He is also the controller for Tassel Ridge Winery.
Current Involvement in Community Activities and Organizations
Krutzfeldt is Chairman of the Region 15 Workforce Development Board, Treasurer of the Mahaska County Solid Waste Management Commission, a member of the Mahaska County YMCA Board of Directors, sits on the Mahaska County Assessor’s Conference Board, and actively participates in numerous committees and boards in which a mayor is traditionally involved.
Reason for Running for Public Office
Aware of the many challenges that face governmental bodies at this time, Krutzfeldt believes he can use his skills and background to make a difference. Government is his passion and his hobby.
Decision or Action of Which Most Proud
Krutzfeldt has observed and participated in many positive changes while serving on City Council and as Mayor. Of those changes, he is particularly pleased with the remodel of the Oskaloosa Public Library, the preservation of the Frankel Building (Smokey Row), the partnership which built the elementary school, the partnership with the joint law enforcement center, and the partnership for construction of the regional airport.
Additional Involvement and Special Areas of Interest
Krutzfeldt was on the Streamline Sales Tax Advisory Committee which addressed legislation regarding taxation on internet sales. This has become important for maintaining local option sales tax funding as people buying from local stores transition to buying online. Without it, projects like the Early Childhood Learning and Adult Recreation Center would be much more difficult to fund.
Krutzfeldt and his wife, Jane, have four adult children: Stephen, Sam, Ben and Hannah.