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ADVOCATE IOWA

Jennifer Voorhees, IIDA
Co-VP of Advocacy (Iowa)

advocacy@iida-gp.org


IOWA ADVOCACY WORKING GROUP

Iowa’s Advocacy Working Group is a small group of design professionals who advocate for the recognition and promotion of interior design registration to strengthen the understanding of the impact of design professionalism in code-impacted environments where Iowans work and live. 
Our group members include three to four representatives who live or work in Iowa and actively participate in  advocacy on the Chapter Board or as members of either our Des Moines or Eastern Iowa City Centers. These City Centers represent the major population areas in our state. At least two of the Working Group members must be NCIDQ certified and Registered with the State or demonstrate proof they are pursuing NCIDQ certification. Our Working Group also works closely with our lobbyists and IIDA Headquarters’ Advocacy and Policy Directors to stay up-to-date in addressing current developments impacting the health, safety and welfare of Iowans in code-impacted interior environments.
 

Jennifer Voorhees, Co-VP of Advocacy (Iowa)
Facilities Design Group, West Des Moines, IA
advocacy@iida-gp.org

Kelly Nelson, VP of Members
CBRE Heery, Iowa City, IA
knelson@heery.com

Lisa Schettler, DMCC Advocacy Director
Shive-Hattery, West Des Moines, IA
lschettler@shive-hattery.com

Rebecca Jourdan, EICC Advocacy Director
Shive-Hattery, Moline, IA
rjourdan@shive-hattery.com

Iowa Lobbyists: Cyndi and John Pederson
pedersonconsulting@gmail.com
515-317-3787

GET REGISTERED

Registration in Iowa: Iowa Interior Design Examining Board (IDEB)

Key Registration Facts

  • Type of Act: Professional State Recognition

  • Year Passed: 2005

  • Continuing Ed: 10 HSW

  • Exam Required: NCIDQ

Iowa Title Act for Interior Designer

Iowa Registration Rules/Laws

  • Visit here for more information

State Legislature: 

  • Find your Legislator here

ACTIVE BILLS

 

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STAY INFORMED

Text ‘Interior Design’ to 52886
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STAY CONNECTED

Connect with Iowa Advocacy here

VOLUNTEER

Ask to help with an advocacy event. Contact anyone on the Advocacy Working Group about how you can help.

WRITE YOUR ELEVATOR SPEECH  

Does your mother know what you do? What about your friends? What about your co-workers? Come up with a few sentences that clearly and concisely communicate what you do as an interior designer. Then shout it from the rooftops! Educate anyone and everyone.