Contact information

Human Rights Commission
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

To contact the entire Commission, email All correspondence addressed to the Human Rights Commission becomes a permanent public record.

Public meeting 

The Commission holds monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Special meetings are held as needed. The meetings are open to the public. 


April 27, 2021

You can participate in the meeting and can comment on an agenda item by visiting this link via the internet to visit the Zoom meeting’s registration page and submit the required information.

Once approved, you will receive an email message with a link to join the meeting. If you are asked for a meeting or webinar ID, enter the ID number found in the email.  A meeting password may also be included in the email.  Enter the password when prompted.

If you have no computer or smartphone, or a computer without a microphone, you can call in by phone by dialing (312) 626-6799 and entering the meeting ID 958 9496 4309 when prompted. Providing comment in person is not an option.

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Staff contact 

Stefanie Bowers

Board Members

Term: 01/01/19 - 12/31/21, Adil Adams

Term: 01/01/19 - 12/31/21, Jessica Andino - Chair

Term: 01/01/19 - 12/31/21, Noemi Ford

Term: 01/01/20 - 12/31/22, Jason Glass - Vice Chair

Term: 01/01/20 - 12/31/22, Ashley Lindley

Term: 01/01/20 - 12/31/22, Mark Pries

Term: 01/01/21 - 12/31/23, Roger Lusala

Term: 01/01/21 - 12/31/23, Bijou Maliabo

Term: 01/01/21-  12/31/23, Tony Sivanthaphanith



Contact staff

Number of members 


Appointed by 

City Council


Three years


Duties of the Commission include:

  1. Disseminating information to educate the public on illegal discrimination and civil rights, such as organizing and facilitating educational public forums that address one or more of the broad range of topics included within the rubric of human rights
  2. Making recommendations to the City Council for such further legislation concerning discrimination as it may deem necessary and desirable
  3. Cooperating within the limits of any appropriations made for its operation with other agencies or organizations both public and private whose purposes are not inconsistent with those of Title 2 of the City Code (Human Rights Ordinance)
  4. Planning programs and activities designed to eliminate racial, religious, cultural and other intergroup tensions including but not limited to sex, color, creed, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age and national origin.

Office of Equity and Human Rights
Social Justice and Racial Equity

City Government