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 The Office of the Veterans Affairs consists of the Executive Director and three commissioned members serving Dallas County residents. It is our mission to make sure that no Veteran is left behind.

  • Nick Praska, Director (Afghanistan)
  • Donald Bringle, Chairman (Vietnam) 6/30/2018
  • Deanndra Torres, (OEF/OIF) 6/30/2017
  • Chuck Thompson (Vietnam) 6/30/2016

Office Hours: 8 - 4

Address: 902 Court Street, Adel, IA 50003
515.993.5809   Fax: 515.993.6996
Email: nick.praska@dallascountyiowa.gov

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 For more information:

  • Des Moines Regional Office: 800.827.1000
  • VA Hospital (Des Moines): 515.699.5999
  • Iowa Veterans Home: 1.800.645.4591
  • Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs: 1-800-838-4692


The 2015 Iowa General Assembly unanimously passed House File 414 https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/Published/LGE/86/HF414.pdf on 17 March 2015.  Governor Branstad signed the legislation on 24 April 2015.  This bill requires that private individuals or businesses offering to help veterans get their benefits for a fee must give all prospective clients a written statement disclosing that veterans may apply for these same serves at no charge through a local service organization or county veterans affairs offices.  Before entering into an agreement or contract, the veteran must sign a veterans disclosure statement.  (See attachment.)   The statement has been coordinated with the Consumer Protections Division, Iowa Department of Justice. 

Any individual who violates these requirements faces a maximum civil penalty of $1,000 for each violation.  Any civil penalties recovered will be deposited in the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund.