Important COVID-19 Updates

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SILC meetings will be held remotely, via computer or phone, using the ZOOM platform until further notice. All SILC meetings are open to the general public, and anyone may attend these meetings either by logging on from your computer, or calling in to the number provided. Log-in and call-in information is provided below.

Reminder: If you need accommodations to participate in a SILC Zoom meeting, you must provide at least 3 weeks notice of the accommodation you need to the SILC Executive Director, Dawn Francis, by e-mailing your request to

Upcoming Dates / Times / Locations

PLEASE NOTE! All SILC Meetings will be held via the ZOOM meeting platform until further notice. Below is the ZOOM link as well as the phone number if you prefer to call in:

Join Zoom Meeting

OR Join Via Phone:

312-626-6799 * Meeting ID: 982 989 8013

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021 – ZOOM Meeting – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 (Officer Elections) – ZOOM Meeting – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 2, 2021 – ZOOM Meeting – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 (Annual Meeting) – ZOOM Meeting – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

When the SILC resumes in-person meetings, those SILC meetings are usually held at:

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) offices
Knutsen Room
510 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Accommodation Requests

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to attend a SILC Meeting and are in need of any type of accommodation to attend the meeting, you must contact the SILC Executive Director, Dawn Francis, at least three weeks prior to the meeting to request the needed accommodation. This is especially important if an individual would need a sign-language interpreter or CART, as the people providing those services are often booked far in advance. The SILC will only be able to provide accommodations if requested at least 3 weeks in advance of the meeting where it is needed.

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

Meeting Details

All SILC Meetings are open to the general public.

There are Council Meetings four times a year, generally on the first Thursday in the months of March, May, September, and December. The meetings generally run from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

All meetings may finish earlier than the stated ending time if the SILC finishes the business for that meeting prior to the stated ending time.

The May, September, and December meetings are typically in person; however, for now they are ZOOM meetings from 10 am to 2 pm, until further notice. The March meeting is always a ZOOM meeting from 10 am to 2 pm.

From time to time there may be a need to change the SILC meeting date and/or time, and that will be posted here on the website, so please check the website, or e-mail/call Dawn Francis, SILC Executive Director, at or via her cell phone at 515-480-3027, to verify the date/time/location of an upcoming SILC meeting.

Meeting Agendas

SILC Meeting Agendas are available upon request prior to each SILC meeting. Please contact if you would like a copy of the Agenda for the next upcoming meeting.

Meeting Minutes

SILC Meeting Minutes are available upon request after the Minutes have been approved by the SILC Council at the meeting following the one that the Minutes are for. For example, Minutes from the March meeting would be approved at the May meeting, so the March minutes would be available after the May meeting. Please contact if you would like a copy of the approved Minutes.

We Would Like To Hear From You!

The SILC meets at least four times a year. Meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcome. For meeting dates, locations, agendas, or minutes, or if you or someone you know is interested in serving on the SILC, please e-mail Dawn Francis, SILC Executive Director, at Information on meeting dates, times, and locations can also be found on this website under “About the SILC”.