Elma is part of Howard County in Iowa (top row of counties, third from the right). The Howard county seat is located in Cresco (25 miles north/east of Elma). Elma is part of the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District.
Howard County Government Departments information can be found under the "Howard County Courthouse" tab along the left side of the homepage at this link: http://www.howard-county.com
Howard County Emergency Services can be found at this link: County Emergency Services
Howard-Winnishiek Community School District & school board information can be found on the homepage of this link: http://www.howard-winn.k12.ia.us