Unlike the units of government with which we're most familiar, Iowa county governments are administered and operate without a single central chief or spokesman, and many Iowans don't know of the numerous functions involved.
Wessel, Robert I.
"How Iowa County Governments Operate,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 17
, Article 4.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol17/iss10/4