Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Iowa City Human Rights Commission for an unexpired term. The vacancy starts upon appointment and ends on December 31, 2024. Service is on a volunteer basis.

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 the Racial Equity and Social Justice Grant funding, as well as for additional local legislation relating to unlawful discrimination. Visit the Commission’s website to learn more.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 30, 2022, at 5 p.m. Applications can be found here. Applications will be reviewed by the Mayor and City Council and are kept on file for one year. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and reside in Iowa City. State law requires that most boards and commissions be gender-balanced. Currently, three men and five women serve on the Human Rights Commission.

For questions, contact Human Rights Coordinator Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or email

Date of publication

Thursday, August 18, 2022


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