The Iowa City City Council is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on the Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). These vacancies will serve from appointment date until June 30, 2022.

Duties of the TRC involve fact-finding, truth-telling, and reconciliation. The TRC shall have members who are representative of the City’s BIPOC communities and organizations, including those who have direct lived experience with systemic racism, as well as experts who support those communities. To the extent possible, as determined by the City Council, the TRC shall include representation from groups such as the Iowa Freedom Riders, the Black Voices Project, the South District Neighborhood Association, the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, and the Community Police Review Board. Johnson County residency is required. Iowa City residency is preferred but not required if an applicant offers expertise or representation not available from applicants who reside in Iowa City. Members of other City boards and commissions are eligible to serve on the TRC.

More information about the TRC can be found here.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2020. An application can be completed and submitted on the City of Iowa City website at or by contacting the City Clerk’s office.

Questions about the TRC appointment process should be directed to Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or email

Date of publication

Monday, March 29, 2021