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Commissions, Boards & Councils

The DHR is your partner in building better communities for all who live here. We open doors, find answers, meet challenges and develop resources. We provide a link among agencies, nonprofits and outreach groups within the state, and between federal and state programs. Our approach stems from a Commission, Board and Council structure to ensure the distinct voices of all Iowans are heard.  If you are interested in serving on a commission or board, go to to learn more about the application process.


Commission of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
Commission of Deaf Services
Commission of Latino Affairs
Commission of Person with Disabilities
Commission of Native American Affairs
Commission on the Status of African Americans
Commission on the Status of Women
Commission on Community Action Agencies

Boards & Councils

Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Council
Human Rights Board
Justice Advisory Board
Juvenile Justice Advisory Council
Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development
State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council
Criminal Justice Information Systems Advisory Committee