Commissioners' Meeting Agenda - September 24, 2021

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Iowa Civil Rights Commission Agenda

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Room B50, Grimes State Office Building

400 E 14th St.

Des Moines, IA 50319


I.                       Roll Call

II.                    Recognition of Staff, Public, Press, and Commissioners

III.                 Approval of Minutes from May 14, 2021, Meeting

IV.                  Approval of Minutes from July 9, 2021, Meeting

V.                     Introduction of New Commissioner Gina Battani

VI.                  Director’s Report 

a.       Office Updates

b.      Status of Permanent Executive Director Search 

c.       Status of Federal Contracts

i.                        See Meeting Materials: EEOC Numbers and HUD Numbers

1.       EEOC Numbers to Date (11 Months)

2.       HUD Numbers to Date (2 Months)

d.      Employee Updates

VII.               Budget Update from CFO Marie Agey 

VIII.            Litigation Update – Assistant Attorney General Katie Fiala

IX.                  Outreach Update – Anne Johnson

a.       Recent Outreach

i.                        Training to Department of Public Safety

1.       August 20, 2021: Microaggressions  ii.World Food & Music Festival - September 18, 2021

b.      Upcoming Outreach 

i.                        Latino Heritage Festival - September 25, 2021

ii.                      CelebrAsian - October 1-2, 2021

iii.                    Iowa City Pride – October 2 iv.Latino Resource Fair – November 6

X.     Discussion of future State Fair Outreach

                 XI.      Continued Discussion on Retention and forming Commission Work Group 

a.       Review Sample Work Group Outline

b.      Voting on Creation of Retention Workgroup


XII.       Discussion on other possible Workgroups

XIII.      Discussion on Mandatory Vaccinations/Masking Requirements

XIV.      Commissioner Mandsager response to July 21, 2021, Article

XV.            Commissioners’ Reports

a.          Commissioner Justin Johnston

b.         Commissioner Sam Kooiker

c.          Commissioner Patricia Lipski

d.         Commissioner Dennis Mandsager  

e.          Commissioner Marcelena Ordaz

f.           Commissioner Holly White

g.          Commissioner Gina Battani

XVI.          Closed Session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)a. To review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds.

XVII.   Public Comment

XVIII.            Next Meeting(s)

XIX.                  Adjournment 


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