WATERLOO | Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday appointed former Black Hawk County Supervisor Norm Granger of Waterloo to serve as vice chairman of the Iowa Board of Parole.
Granger’s term on the parole panel began Thursday and will run until April 30, 2018. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Iowa Senate.
Granger, a native of New Jersey, was a star football running back for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes in the 1980s under Coach Hayden Fry and played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons.
He succeeds former State Rep. Doris Kelley of Waterloo, who resigned in December.
The five-member Board of Parole is appointed by the governor and reviews and interviews inmates for parole or work release, and grant parole or work release.
The board also gathers and reviews information regarding new parole and work release programs being instituted or considered nationwide, and determines which programs may be useful to Iowa. The vice chair position is one of two full-time paid positions on the Board of Parole.