Applications are now being accepted for a vacancy on the Iowa City Human Rights Commission. A new commissioner is needed to fill an unexpired term which will end on January 1, 2017. The commission member who is named to fill the seat may request reappointment when the term expires, if he or she chooses to do so. Full terms run for three years.

Duties of the Commission include disseminating information and educating the public on civil and human rights, including planning programs and activities to eliminate various types of discrimination, and making recommendations to the City Council. The Commission meets at least once a month in the evening, with special meetings scheduled when necessary. Service is on a volunteer basis.

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. Completed applications are due in the City Clerk's Office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27.

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

For more information, call the City Clerk's Office at 319-356-5043.

Date of publication

Monday, April 11, 2016