Council Member Duties

Job Description: SILC Council Member

Remember we will provide all new members with training.

Essential Duties

  1. Participate actively in SILC meetings and activities.
  2. Work actively on one SILC committee or work team.
  3. Assist in the development of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).

Values Desired

  1. Commitment to the issue of “consumer control,” meaning that people with disabilities should have control over their lives and decision-making.
  2. Belief in principles of equal access and equal opportunity, and equity.
  3. Commitment to full integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of society.
  4. Possession of honesty, integrity, and respect for the values of others.
  5. Possession of strong personal code of ethics, including maintaining confidentiality.

Yearly Estimated Time Commitment (excluding travel time)

  • Four virtual SILC meetings from 10 am to 1 pm (12 hours);
  • One in-person meeting from 10 am to 3 pm (5 hours excluding travel time)
  • One in-person two day Annual SILC Retreat from 12-4:30 Thursday, and 10 to 4 on Friday (10.4 total hours, excluding travel time)
  • Reading and reviewing documents in advance for SILC meetings (2 hours/meeting)
  • Committee teleconferences/reading/prep for committee meetings (8 hours total)
    48.5 hours a year

Picture Description: SILC Council Members receiving Outstanding Leadership Awards 2018.


To strengthen the voice of Iowans with disabilities on issues affecting their lives, to build a statewide network of centers for independent living, and to collaborate with our partners in advancing the independence, productivity, and full inclusion of Iowans with disabilities.