Joining Advisory Boards and Commissions

Step 2: Assess

"There are several people on the commission with little to no experience related to the commission work. However, they were looking to recruit a public health person, and my work is very closely related to the focus of the commission, so I’ve been able to take on the projects with the most significant health impacts."

– Member, Environmental Advisory Committee

Once you’ve identified a board or commission to join, think about the skills, experience, and connections you have that will strengthen your application. The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women has published an excellent guide on applying to boards and commissions, with worksheets to help you assess your skills and put together an application

Qualifications for appointment may vary depending on your location, local regulations that govern public participation, and the nature of the board or commission itself.

Click here for qualifications and other considerations