The Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will have between 3-5 Council Member openings on July 1, 2022. We invite interested Iowans to apply to the Council. Previous board experience is not required. Support and training on your role is provided.
Other things to know:
- The SILC must have at least 51% of its members who are individuals with disabilities and do not work for a State Agency or a Center for Independent Living.
- The SILC is consumer-controlled. People with disabilities are the people who make the decisions as to how the SILC operates.
- There are a total of 13 Council Members, with 10 being voting members and 3 being ex-officio non-voting members.
- Young adults with a disability (18-30) are highly encouraged to apply.
Who should apply?
- People who care about working on independent living issues. To simplify, people passionate about listening to disabled people and honoring their personal choices.
- Council members must have time to attend six Council Meetings and participate on one committee every 6-8 weeks. Right now these meetings are all virtual.
- Expect to spend around 50 hours a year on council member duties.
Who selects Council Members?
- These are volunteer positions that are appointed by the Governor.