There is currently one vacancy to fill on the Human Rights Commission: an unexpired term, upon appointment, that runs until December 31, 2020.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

The commission meets once a month for regularly scheduled meetings. Duties include:

  • Planning programs and activities designed to eliminate discrimination
  • Educating the public about unlawful discrimination and civil rights
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Iowa City City Council for funding selections on the Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant

Those interested in the position must live in Iowa City and be at least 18 years old. State law requires commissions to be balanced according to gender. There are currently 4 men and 5 women on the human rights commission

Forms are available online at and can be completed and submitted online, or printed and delivered to the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City. 

More information about the Iowa City Human Rights Commission can be found online at

Date of publication

Monday, September 30, 2019