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Iowa Commission for the Blind

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    Secondary Tasks

      The Iowa Commission for the Blind consists of three members appointed by the governor for three-year terms and confirmed by the Iowa Senate. It determines the policies and programs that shall be carried out by the Iowa Department for the Blind.

      Current Commission Board Members

      Chair - Peggy Elliott

      Member - Sandi Ryan

      Member - Joe Van Lent

      Board Meetings

      Commission board meetings are held regularly, generally four times per year. Commission members agree upon times, dates and location of future meetings at the current meeting.

      The next meeting will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 10:00 am in the Director’s Conference Room at the Iowa Department for the Blind.

      Meeting Packets

      Board packet materials are distributed prior to the next meeting. If you would like to receive copies of the Board packet, contact Tiffany Bickell at or 800-362-2587.

      You may also download content of the current board meeting packet here:

      Board Recordings and Minutes

      Recordings and/or approved minutes from previous meetings, listed in chronological order from most recent to oldest.

      Become a Commission Board Member

      To apply to become a Commission Board member, contact the Governor's office at 515.281.5211 or visit the Governor's web site at