Iowa Politics Today: Drought-free Iowa, record breaking prescription drug disposal, new veterans home commandant
Iowa Politics Today: Drought-free Iowa, record breaking prescription drug disposal, new veterans home commandant.
NEW VETERANS HOME COMMANDANT: Gov.
Kim Reynolds on Thursday named retired Col. Timon Oujiri, a Cedar Rapids native, as the new commandant at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
He held other posts before becoming one of the first two selected for Congressional Fellowships for the U.S. Army Reserve.
Oujiri retired in December 2004 from active service.
He was asked to return to active duty in January 2005 to join the Army staff in Washington, D.C., where he served as the senior board member at the Army Review Boards Agency.
In that capacity, he sat on a number of determination boards for soldiers and veterans, including the Army Clemency & Parole Board.
Overall, in the event’s 13 years, Iowans have disposed of 44.8 tons of medicine.
To find other sites, go to https://odcp.iowa.gov/rxtakebacks.
Thanks to a wet and cool April, there are no drought designations in the state and shallow groundwater is now rated as normal to above normal across the state.