Join the WDMHS Board!

September 15, 2020 2:17 pm

Help us make history as part of the Board of Directors for the West Des Moines Historical Society!

Applications are now being accepted from those interested in serving on the WDMHS Board. To apply, please contact Executive Director Gale Brubaker at or call 515.225.1286.

The WDMHS Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Offering the unique opportunity to support the rich history of West Des Moines, including but not limited to preserving the only Underground Railroad stop open to the public in Central Iowa, the WDMHS board strives to be a model of governance performance.

Critical to this mission are our volunteer Board of Directors. Serving on the WDMHS Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening leadership and governance in the nonprofit sector. It is an opportunity to serve community while gaining a new skill set and experiences.

Desired Skills and Expertise
We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in the following area:
• Fundraising, including corporate asks as well as member recruitment
• Human resources
• Marketing/public relations/event planning
• Nonprofit governance
• Technology
• K-12 education
• Adult education