Seeking Iowa SILC Board Members

Image of a keyboard with a key that says apply now.Are you a person with a disability who wants to get involved and make a difference? Do you have a family member with a disability or do you work to improve life for people with disabilities? If so, please consider applying for the Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)


The Iowa SILC is seeking new members 18 and over to fill vacancies for terms beginning July 1, 2022.  The Council seeks to maintain diversity of representation including disability, age, ethnicity, and life experiences.  All appointments to the Council will be appointed by the Governor.  


What is the Iowa SILC?

The Iowa SILC is a federally mandated council that works closely with its partners to develop a Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).  The SPIL (or state plan) serves as a guide that includes the activities planned by the state to achieve its independent living objectives.


What is the time commitment?

Council members are expected to attend 6 meetings a year, virtually or in person.  Meetings last approximately 3 hours each and are typically held on the first Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  They are also expected to participate in one SILC committee. Total time commitment is around 50 hours a year.


How to apply:

If you or someone you know would like to apply for membership on the Council, please apply online by April 24, 2022.  We welcome you to share this notice with as many individuals as you wish.  This information is also available on the Iowa SILC website and the Iowa SILC Facebook Page.


This process can be lengthy and new members are not always appointed before the terms begin in July.  We appreciate your patience.  If you have questions or need further information or assistance, please feel free to contact us