Johnson County boards and commissions are subject to Code of Iowa Chapter 21 “Official Meetings Open to Public” and Chapter 22 “Examination of Public Records” and must comply with their requirements.

Gender balance:  Iowa Code Section 69.16A requires gender balance on County boards and commissions required or governed by state law, unless the County has made a good faith effort for a minimum of three months to appoint a qualified person. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors extends this requirement to apply to all appointees of the Board of Supervisors regardless of whether the board or commission is required by state law.

Eligible elector: Some boards and commissions require you to be an “eligible elector,” defined in Iowa Code Section 39.3 as “a person who possesses all of the qualifications necessary to entitle the person to be registered to vote [in Johnson County], whether or not the person is in fact so registered.” Please refer to the vacancy press release page to confirm whether appointees are required to possess eligible elector status. If the vacancy press release makes no mention, then this requirement does not apply.