Civil Rights Commission, Iowa State

Enforcement of the provisions of the Iowa Civil Rights Code. Make recommendations to the General Assembly for further legislation concerning discrimination due to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, ancestry or disability, as it may deem necessary. To adopt, publish, amend and rescind regulations consistent with and necessary for the enforcement of Chapter 216. Conduct public hearings on civil rights complaints (infrequent). To assist in raising the profile of civil and human rights.

Board Administrator

Name Contact Phone Email
Linda Grathwohl 515-281-4509

Board Profile

Board or Commission Name Department or Agency
Iowa State Civil Rights Commission Civil Rights Commission
Location of Board Meetings Normal Meeting Schedule Normal Meeting Time
400 East 14th St.
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Generally every other month 3:30pm
Total Board Members Governor Appointed Vacant Appointments Term Length
7 7 0 4 Years
Organizational Authority  

Board Members

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Member Name City County Position Term Begin Term End↓ Gender Party Status
Marcelena Ordaz Eldridge SCOTT Citizen Member 05/01/2017 04/30/2021 Female Dem A
Ashley Hunt Des Moines POLK Citizen Member 02/15/2019 04/30/2021 Female Rep A
Douglas Oelschlaeger Cedar Rapids LINN Citizen Member 05/01/2017 04/30/2021 Male Rep A
Sam Kooiker Cherokee CHEROKEE Citizen Member 07/13/2017 04/30/2021 Male Rep A
Angela Jackson URBANDALE POLK Citizen Member 05/01/2019 04/30/2023 Female Dem A
Justin Johnston SIOUX CITY WOODBURY Citizen Member 05/01/2019 04/30/2023 Male None A
Patricia Lipski WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Citizen Member 05/01/2019 04/30/2023 Female Rep A

A = Active
V = Vacant