SIMPCO Board of Directors Member Spotlight – Tammy Bramley

We have amazing members on the SIMPCO Board of Directors and we want to make sure you get to know them! Say “Hello” to our September Board Member Spotlight, Tammy Bramley.

Tammy serves on the SIMPCO Board of Directors representing Monona County, Iowa where she is a County Supervisor. In addition, Tammy serves on the following SIMPCO Boards and Committees:  Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) Policy Board, Siouxland Regional Transit System Board of Directors, Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund, and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) committee.

Q: Who inspires you? 

A. Governor Kim Reynolds inspires me.  I admire the way she runs the state with efficiency, compassion, and dedication to Iowa and its people.  I am trying to follow in her footsteps on the county level as my role as supervisor.

Q: Where is your favorite place in the world? 

A. My third-generation farm outside of Ute where my husband Lyle and I live and work.

Q. What are you passionate about? 

A. I am most passionate about the rights and quality of life of children.  Volunteer work is also very important to me because I believe every person can find something they are passionate about and use that passion to serve our community.

Q. What projects are you working on right now? 

A.  The most exciting project I am involved in is a barge port in Monona County!  It will cause significant economic growth in our county and western Iowa.

Q: What do you like best about serving on the Board of Directors for SIMPCO?

A:  I am thankful to be on the board because SIMPCO streamlines so much of the good work that gets done in our region.  We truly accomplish great things for western Iowa on the county and city levels.

Q.  Motto or Personal Mantra?

A.  All things come from God.  A person should not take on a position, purchase land, or animal, or obtain a responsibility unless they leave it in better condition than when they acquired it.

Q.  What are you most proud of? 

A:  Of course, I am most proud of my three children and fifteen grandchildren!  I am also proud to be a farmer and a county supervisor!

Q.  What is your favorite pastime/hobby?

A:  Traveling in our motor home.

Q. What would people be surprised to know about you? 

A.  I am a working farmer.  Among other pieces of equipment, I operate the combine, grain cart, and disc.  When we had livestock, I fed the hogs and cattle with 5-gallon buckets and scooped manure with a shovel!