As the state’s highest executive officer, the Governor of Iowa has the constitutional authority to sign executive orders on a wide range of topics. During Governor Reynolds’ time in office, she has signed the following executive orders: 

  • Executive Order No. 1 – Governor Reynolds establishes the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning on Jan. 29, 2018 

  • Executive Order No. 2 – Governor Reynolds creates the Children’s Mental Health Board on April 23, 2018 

  • Executive Order No. 3 – Governor Reynolds creates the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative on July 18, 2018 

  • Executive Order No. 4 – Governor Reynolds establishes the Flood Recovery Advisory Board on April 15, 2019 

  • Executive Order No. 5 – Governor Reynolds supports biofuels industry by requiring new contracts for state vehicles with diesel engines to have written support from the manufacturer to use B20 biodiesel or more on Dec. 3, 2019 

  • Executive Order No. 6 – Governor Reynolds establishes Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board on June 18, 2020 

  • Executive Order No. 7 – Governor Reynolds restores the voting rights of thousands of Iowans who have completed felony sentences on August 5, 2020 

  • Executive Order No. 8 – Governor Reynolds launches Child Care Task Force on March 10, 2021 

  • Executive Order No. 9 – Governor Reynolds creates Carbon Sequestration Task Force on June 22, 2021