William P. (Bill) Angrick II was Citizens’ Aide/Ombudsman for the State of Iowa, USA, from April, 1978 until his retirement in June, 2010. The Iowa Ombudsman is appointed by the Legislative Council of The Iowa General Assembly to investigate citizens’ complaints about Iowa state and local government. Angrick has held the office of President of the United States Ombudsman Association (USOA) of Ombudsman and President of the Board of Directors of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI). He chaired the General Assembly of the 2009 World Ombudsman Conference in Stockholm Sweden.
Angrick was member of the Ombudsman Committee of the Administrative Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), which produced a 2001 Resolution expanding upon the ABA’s original definition and standards for Ombudsmen offices. He also served on the 2003 Standards Committee of the United States Ombudsman Association and is one of the authors of the USOA Government Ombudsman Standards.
He has made numerous presentations and authored papers and articles on the ombudsman institution and public administration. Including addresses to annual conferences of the United States Ombudsman Association, the Asian Ombudsman Association, the Caribbean Ombudsman Association, the African Ombudsman and Mediateur Association and the Ontario Ombudsman Sharpening Your Teeth Investigators Training.
He has made presentations at three World Ombudsman Conferences, and panel presentations at annual conferences of the American Society for Public Administration and the Association for Conflict Resolution. He has presented testimony about the ombudsman before a subcommittee of the US Congress and the Administrative Conference of the United States.
In 2010 Angrick was named honorary life member of both the United States Ombudsman Association and the International Ombudsman Institute. He has also been awarded the First Grade Medal of the Control Yuan of Taiwan (2009). In 2008 he received the Dwight Ink Public Service Award.
Angrick serves and has served on the boards of directors of a variety of public service and community organizations.
Prior to his appointment as ombudsman, Angrick served on the Political Science and Public Administration faculty of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, from 1973 to 1978. His primary teaching and research areas were
state and local government.
Angrick’s graduate and undergraduate degrees in Political Science are from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Angrick is married to Maryjo F. Welch and has three grown sons, two granddaughters and three grandsons. He resides in Clive, IA.