Board of Directors

The Institute for Community Alliances (ICA) is a nonprofit corporation as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. ICA is organized under the laws of the State of Iowa to develop, implement and evaluate innovative housing and related programs targeted to assist low-income households.

Our volunteer Board of Directors functions as the policy-making and governance body for ICA, provides financial oversight and keeps the organization focused on its mission. The Board is made up of no fewer than seven and no more than nine directors.

2018-2019 Board of Directors


Board of Directors Diversity Statement and Policy 2018

The Institute for Community Alliances believes in diversity and values the benefits diversity can bring to its Board of Directors (the “Board”). Diversity promotes the inclusion of different perspectives and ideas, mitigates against group think and ensures that our agency can benefit from all available talent. The promotion of a diverse Board makes prudent organizational sense and makes for better corporate governance.

ICA seeks to maintain a Board comprised of talented and dedicated directors with a diverse mix of expertise, experience, skills and backgrounds. The skills and backgrounds collectively represented on the Board should reflect the diverse nature of the communities which we serve. For purposes of Board composition, diversity includes, but is not limited to, business experience, geography, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, race, color, and disability. In particular, the Board should include a director with lived experience of homelessness.

ICA is committed to a merit-based system for Board composition within a diverse and inclusive culture which solicits multiple perspectives and vies and strives to be free of conscious or unconscious bias and discrimination. When assessing Board composition or identifying suitable candidates for appointment or re-election to the Board, ICA will consider candidates on merit against objective criteria having due regard to the benefits of diversity and the needs of the Board.