The Iowa City Human Rights Commission is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Commission. Both are full terms that will run through Jan. 1, 2020. Service is on a volunteer basis. The group meets monthly.

Duties of the Commission involve educating the public on civil and human rights, including planning programs and activities to eliminate unlawful discrimination. The Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council for Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant funding, as well as for additional local legislation as it relates to discrimination.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Iowa City. Applications are available online at or in the City Clerk's Office in City Hall at 410 E. Washington Street in Iowa City. To have an application mailed to you, call 319-356-5022. Completed applications are due in the City Clerk's Office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

State law requires that most boards and commissions be gender-balanced. Currently, three males and four females serve on the Human Rights Commission.

For more information, call 319-356-5022 or email

Date of publication

Friday, August 26, 2016