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DHR Board

The Department of Human Rights Board

The Department of Human Rights Board guides the work of the department with broad policies and objectives.  The Board is made up of public members, legislators, and representatives from each of the DHR commissions.  The DHR Board's responsibilities include developing and monitoring a strategic plan, approving the budget recommended by the director, adopting administrative rules, and approving an Annual Report to the governor and general assembly.  The DHR Board’s strategic goals and action plan provide more insight into the work of the Board.  See also Iowa Code Section 216A.3.  

Board Meetings

DHR Board Members

Floyd Winter

Floyd Winter, Chair

Public Member

Cedar Falls

Clair Rudison

Clair Rudison

Status of African Americans

Des Moines

Judge Jeff Neary

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Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Marlu Abarca

Marlu Abarca

Latino Affairs

Des Moines

Judge Jeff Neary

Judge Jeffrey Neary

Criminal & Juvenile Justice
 Planning Advisory Council

Merrill

Judge Jeff Neary

Anna Brown

Community Action Agencies

DeWitt

Judge Jeff Neary

Nathaniel Garrels

Deaf Services

Emmettsburg

Beth Coonan

Elizabeth Coonan

Status of Women

Des Moines

Profile

LaSheila Yates

Public Member

Cedar Rapids

Karen Mackey

Karen Mackey

Native American Affairs

Sioux City

Judge Jeff Neary

Michelle Ray-Michalec

Persons with Disabilities

Cedar Rapids

San Wong

San Wong, DHR Director

Ex-Officio Member

Des Moines

Rita Hart

Senator Rita Hart

Ex-Officio Member

State Senator

Jason Schultz

Senator Jason Schultz

Ex-Officio Member

State Senator

Phyllis Thede

Rep. Phyllis Thede

Ex-Officio Member

State Representative

Representative Terry Baxter

Rep. Terry Baxter

Ex-officio Member

State Representative

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