The weed commissioner is appointed by the Board of Supervisors. His or her duties are described in Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa. Annually, the Clay County Board of Supervisors has appointed Marc Gustafson as county weed commissioner. The weed commissioner relies heavily on reports from the public of the location of noxious weeds and works to have them destroyed as quickly as possible. The sections of the Iowa Code most applicable to the weed commissioner’s duties are shown below.