Iowa Interior Design Examining Board
June 25, 2008
Professional Licensing Bureau Conference Room
1920 SE Hulsizer Road, Ankeny, IA 50021
Due to an abbreviated agenda the Board held the meeting by telephone because
it was not feasible or economical to require members to travel to Ankeny for the
PRESENT: Jennifer Voorhees, Chair; Kathy Stavneak, Vice Chair; Scott
Sankey, Cigdem Akkurt and Fred Malven
ALSO PRESENT: Pam Griebel, Assistant Attorney General and Sylvia King,
Board Executive Officer
1. Voorhees called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
2. Malven moved, second Akkurt, to approve the January 29, 2008 minutes as
written. Motion carried unanimously.
3. Discussion items:
a. Voorhees e-mailed a draft outreach letter to Board members this morning,
which was prepared by Stavneak. Stavneak read the letter to the Board for
their information. After the reading, Griebel suggested that a Board member
personally meet with the Interior Design Department of Iowa State University
to better address the intent of the letter. Board members agreed, and
Stavneak suggested that the letter be sent to Dean Morton at ISU, as well as
points of contact at UNI and the University of Iowa. Stavneak will finalize the
draft letter and submit to Board members for final suggestions before asking
King to send it.
Malven moved, second Sankey, to approve the letter subject to minor
revisions as identified by the Chair. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board also discussed outreach efforts for architects to apply for
Malven moved, second Sankey, to draft a letter for the Iowa Architectural
Examining Board’s review then forward the approved letter. Motion carried
b. Voorhees generated discussion on the registration certificate design, which
had been previously distributed to Board members via e-mail. After
discussion, Sankey asked if the text could be slightly modified to enhance the
effect of the certificate. Board members agreed with Sankey’s suggestion,
and King will coordinate directly with Edwards Graphic Arts to arrange for
production of the certificates.
Malven moved, second Akkurt, to approve the certificate design and move
forward with production. Motion carried unanimously.
c. King presented the renewal report for the 2008 cycle, reporting that of the
seven registrants contacted, five had renewed.
d. Voorhees generated discussion on NCIDQ topics, notably the convention
scheduled for November 14-15, 2008, in Kansas City. She mentioned the
possibility of Iowa being represented by King as a potential member state.
Voorhees will get specific information from NCIDQ representative Kathleen
Butler and relay the information to the Board as it becomes available.
e. Voorhees mentioned that the Board is currently short two members, one
public and one professional. She has a list of potential members, which she
will forward to the Board via e-mail for consideration and comment. King will
then relay the Board’s suggestions to the Governor’s office.
4. Assistant Attorney General Griebel reported that a new law becomes effective
July 1, 2008, which provides for suspension of registrations when debts in
excess of $1,000 are owed to the State.
5. Simbro reports there are 38 registered interior designers, with 1 application
6. Next meeting is scheduled for August 20, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.
7. With all agenda items covered, the meeting adjourned at 10:03 a.m.