Brooklyn Iowa

Mayor & City Council



- 6:00 pm

- First & Third Monday of Each Month 

- City of Brooklyn Council Chambers

  138 Jackson Street

  Brooklyn, IA 52211


- The City of Brooklyn has a Mayor - Council form of government

- The Mayor is elected to a two year term. All councilmen are elected to staggering four year terms.

As the policy makers, the city council passes resolutions and ordinances, approves the budget, approves citizens to boards, and hires the City Clerk and City Treasurer.



MAYOR: Les Taylor

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Les was raised in Brooklyn and is a graduate of BGM.  Les has been a member of the Brooklyn Fire Department since 2007.  He became an instructor for the Iowa Fire Safety Training Bureau in 2013.  Les was elected to the Brooklyn City Council in 2014 and became Mayor in 2022.


Bill McLain

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Bill graduated from BGM in 1994.  In his spare time he enjoys activities with his son.  He also stays busy volunteering for numerous organizations.


Skip Solem

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Current term expires - December 31, 2027

Skip graduated from BGM in 1969.  He has previously served on City Council for 4 years and was Brooklyn Mayor for 10 years.  He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and woodworking. 



Willy Wonick

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Current term expires - December 31, 2025

Willy graduated from HLV in 2006. He works for Poweshiek Water Association. He enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole, his daughter Lilly, and 3 stepsons.  Willy loves sports and is an assistant boys' basketball coach for BGM.  He adores his dogs.  When in season you can find him turkey hunting.  He cheers on the Michigan State Spartans, unlike the rest of us who love the Hawkeyes.


Matt Goodrich

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Matt graduated from BGM in 2015.  He is presently the Vice President for the East Poweshiek Ambulance and serves on the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Dept.  In his spare time he enjoys camping, fishing and anything outdoors.


Samantha DeGeorge

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Current term expires - December 31, 2023

Sam moved to Brooklyn in 2001 with her family.  She graduated from BGM in 2008.  Sam is an active KIWANIS member and enjoys volunteer work.


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