The Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) has multiple Council Member openings (as of 8/11/22). 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.