Government works best when citizens are involved and engaged. In Iowa, there are many ways to be part of the process by serving on local or state boards and commissions.  

Iowa has more than 180 boards and commissions that represent a broad scope of programs and people, from arts and culture to business, health care, education, and more. 

Board and commission members advise the Governor and Lt. Governor, legislature and state agencies on opportunities and issues important to Iowans. Qualified applicants who are service-oriented and want to positively influence state government are encouraged to apply. Openings are available throughout the year. 

Considering how you can serve on a board or commission is easy. Iowa Talent Bank pairs people with roles in city, county, and state government. The website provides a listing of all boards and commissions as well as current and upcoming openings. 

If you’re interested in applying for a position, simply create an account and complete the application process.  

State law requires most boards and commissions are balanced according to gender and political affiliation. Geographical location and diversity are also considered.  

Thank you for considering how you can serve Iowans and help make our state an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.