Public Meeting Notice

June 19, 2017

The Iowa Council on Human Services' annual public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 12th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Legislative Dining Room (Rm 15), Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines, Iowa.  The Council has set aside time after their July meeting to hear from individuals and associations who may wish to offer advice as the Department develops its update to the Two-Year Budget for SFY 2018 and SFY 2019 budget recommendations and legislative package.

As in past years, we are asking people to limit their remarks to five minutes.  To help the Council understand your issues, it would be helpful if you would send your comments in advance to Sandy Knudsen, Department of Human Services, Director's Office, 5th Floor, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 E. Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA  50319, by Thursday, June 29th She will then send the material to the Council prior to the public hearing.  The Council would like the opportunity to ask questions following your presentations, and reviewing your comments in advance will help facilitate this discussion.  We expect this question and answer portion of the hearing would take no more than an additional five minutes per person.

You may make any comment you wish, but we are asking people to be mindful of our budget constraints.  The Council would like to  hear what your core priorities are and your ideas for cost-saving initiatives.

If you would like to publicly address the Council for five minutes, please contact Sandy Knudsen at (515) 281-5452 before June 29th and a time will be assigned to you to speak (same as past years.)  Again, we strong encourage you to send your remarks in advance (by June 29thso they can be shared with Council  We are requesting your remarks be submitted by mail (Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor, 1305 E. Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50319) or you can email Sandy Knudsen your comments at and she will make the necessary copies to send to Council.

Finally, for those who cannot attend, we urge people to send comments to Director Jerry R. Foxhoven.  These comments will then be shared with the Council.  Director Foxhoven's address is Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor, 1305 E. Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.  



Pastor Mark Anderson, Chair                            Jerry R. Foxhoven
Council on Human Services                               Director