Civil Rights Commission


  • As needed
  • City Hall
    3600 86th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322


  • Kim Thomas
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Beth Freeman
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Jerry Tormey
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Matt Blake
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Rebecca Haroldson
    Term expires: December 31, 2021


The Civil Rights Commission consists of 5 members who must be residents of Urbandale. Members are appointed by the Mayor, approved by the City Council and serve 3-year terms.

Areas of Focus

  • Works with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission on complaints filed in Urbandale
  • Works to prohibit discriminatory practices, whether direct or indirect, which deny any person rights and / or opportunities because of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, ancestry, sexual identity and orientation, or disability; and to provide for the execution of the policies embodied in federal acts to prohibit discrimination; and to promote cooperation between the City of Urbandale, and state and federal agencies enforcing those acts; and to establish an Urbandale Civil Rights Commission for the accomplishment of such purposes