Matt Wyant has held the position of Director of Pottawattamie County Planning and Development since 2016. He has a passion for rural County growth and development, while enhancing the quality of life through administration of County ordinances, civic engagement, and educational outreach. Matt balances the direction of rural development with the needs of the public, recognizing and advocating for the impact on individuals and communities. He aligns the Department with the goals of the County through services offered by the Zoning and Land Use Division, Building Division, and Public Health Division.
Matt is a Veteran of the United States Army and is a rural Pottawattamie County resident. He volunteers through a variety of organizations including Advance Southwest Iowa. He believes in the County’s mission and services and best practices that enhance the life of Pottawattamie County residents.
Community Breakout 1:
“Advancing Health Across Four Counties”
For more than 10 years, area Health Departments have assessed local community health needs together by serving area residents, health professionals and community leaders. Now those counties are working together to address mental health stigma and lift up the connections to resources by partnering to design a new approach with area residents designing the process from the inside out. Learn about the challenges and wins of what it takes to listen first, slow down and go together to maximize the work.
- Kerry Kernen, Division Chief, Community Health, Nutrition and Clinical Services, Douglas County Health Dept
- Sarah Schram, Director, Sarpy/Cass Health Dept
- Matt Wyant, Planner, Pottawattamie County Dept of Health