Commissioners' Meeting "Approved" Minutes - November 6, 2020

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Approved Minutes – Meetingofthe Iowa Civil Rights Commission, November 6, 2020


I.                   Roll Call -  

Commissioners: Angela Jackson, Patricia Lipski, Doug Oelschlaeger, Marcelena Ordaz, Sam Kooiker, Justin Johnston.


II.                 Recognition of Staff, Public, and Press

Staff:Elizabeth A. Johnson (Executive Director), Rachel Large (Civil Rights Specialist), Brenna Bormann (Civil Rights Specialist), Zachary Foxx (Civil Rights Specialist), Amy Quail (Civil Rights Specialist), Andrew Stutz (Civil Rights Specialist).


III.              Approval of Minutes -

Minutesfrom meeting on September 18, 2020,presented.Motion toapprove asmadebyCommissioner Kooiker,secondedbyCommissioner Ordaz.Approved by vote. Motion carried.


            IV.      Executive Director’sReport

a.                   Office Updates during COVID-19.

b.                  Update on hiring.

c.                   Update on recent CLE.

d.                  Update on annual report.

e.                   Update on Cares Act video project.

f.                    Update on Budget Request for FY22.

g.                   Update on status of federal contracts.

h.                  Update on outreach.


V.              Litigation and Case Law Update – Nothing to report.


VI.              CommissionersReports–

a.                   Commission Jackson: Participated in bipartisan Get out the Vote outreach efforts with the League of Women Voters.

b.                  Commissioner Lipski: Nothing to report.

c.                   Commissioner Oelschlaeger: Nothing to report.

d.                  Commissioner Ordaz: Nothing to report.

e.                   Commission Kooiker: Nothing to report.

f.                    Commissioner Johnston: Nothing to report.


VI.     Public Comments – none.


VII.    Next commission meeting scheduled for January 8, 2021, at 1:30 PM.


VII.           Call to adjourn. Motion to approve as made by Commissioner Lipski, seconded by Commissioner Kooiker. Approved by roll call vote. Motion carried.