The SILC invites interested Iowans, both with and without disabilities, from across the state, to apply to be considered for appointment to the SILC by the Governor.
The Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a Governor-appointed Council. The SILC recruits Iowans annually to apply to be considered for Governor appointment to the SILC.
The Council has set a PRIORITY to try and find young adults, who have a disability, ages 18-30, to apply to be a SILC Council Member so that we may begin developing young adult leadership in the Independent Living Movement. However, all interested individuals, with or without a disability, ages 18 and over, are encouraged to apply.
We encourage people to apply who have a PASSION for working on independent living issues, and who are willing to volunteer their time to attend and participate in four quarterly Council Meetings, as well as participate on at least one committee that meets via ZOOM either monthly or every other month.
Download the Word document of the Gubernatorial Appointment Resume below, complete it, save it, and then e-mail it to BOTH Molly Foley and Dawn Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
We recommend you put in as much narrative as you can in the application that describes why you want to be appointed to the SILC Council, and what skills and experience you feel you can bring to the Council to help further our mission.
You are welcome to attach additional documents, such as your resume and any additional information you would like to share with us.
Go to the State of Iowa’s Talent Bank website to apply online.
- Click “Apply to This Board” from the Iowa Talent Bank Website
- Click “Create Account” for first time visitors or “Login” if you have used website before. Be sure to write down your password somewhere safe so you can access the site again.
- At the end of the online application there is a place that allows you to upload additional documents, please upload a statement on:
- Why you want to be appointed to the SILC
- What you feel you can bring to the SILC to further the mission of building a stronger voice for Iowans with disabilities.
This really helps both the Governor’s staff and the SILC Outreach Committee to know more about you. The website does not have a specific place for you to put this as this application website is a generic application for all Boards and Councils, and is not specific to the SILC. This statement can be in either a Word document or a PDF document.
You are welcome to upload additional documents, such as your resume and any additional information you would like to share with us.
The SILC Executive Director will forward all applications to the Governor’s office.
The SILC Outreach Committee will review all applications in terms of candidates meeting federal requirements for SILC composition, and will take into consideration what the Candidate describes in the narrative section of the application as to why they would like to be appointed to the SILC. The Outreach Committee will then present a roster of recommended candidates to the full SILC Council to approve at the May SILC meeting.
The SILC Executive Director then meets with the Governor’s staff to go over the recommendations with them.
The Governor makes the final decision as to who is appointed to the SILC Council. The Governor’s Office usually makes all appointments by the first week of July.