Member Profile: Brad Ketels

Posted on September 15, 2020

Brad Ketels

Brad Ketels

County Engineer – Linn County (Iowa) Secondary Road Department

If you had to live in a different city, what city would you choose?

Galena, IL

Storytelling or innovation? Which is the most overused word in local government?

If I had to choose between these two, it would be innovation. Otherwise, I feel accountability has been used up.

What year would the most important in your life? Why?

2003. I got married, of course!

(Complete this sentence) The one thing that I think is missing from local government is….


What’s your “public meeting pump-up song,” the song that gets you fired up before a big meeting?

I sometimes watch Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl half-time performance from 2018 prior to a presentation or public meeting!

What fictional character would you most like to have a beer or coffee with? Why?

Kenny Powers from East Bound and Down. He would be a person that could get me out of my head and just laugh a lot!
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