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Iowa Interior Design Examining Board - October 22, 2020 Minutes

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200 East Grand Avenue, Suite 350, Des Moines |Zoom

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.


Pursuant to Iowa Code 21.8, this meeting was conducted by electronic means due to the health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 virus, which rendered an in-person meeting impossible or impractical.


Board Members present for all or part of the meeting:


Joan Birk

Jennifer Mosley                                                               

Jay Reyhons

Katherine Stavneak

Lori Wiles, Chair







Board Members not present for the meeting:



Todd Mithelman

Ben Snyder









Lori SchraderBachar, Board Administrator

Kimberly Gleason, Licensing Specialist

Zak Hingst, IDOB

Caroline Barrett, AAG







Emily Kelly, IIDA

Cyndi Pederson, IIDA Great Plains

Lisa Schettler, IIDA Great Plains




Call to Order:

Call to Order by Wiles at 1:02 p.m.

Roll call taken by Gleason.

Quorum established.


Motion by Stavneak to approve the open and closed session minutes of May 19, 2020 as presented and allow Board Executive to sign on chair’s behalf.

Seconded by Birk.                                                                                                          

VOTE: Aye: All                   Nay: None           Abstaining: None            



Motion passed. 






Interior Design Proposed Bill

Pederson, lobbyist for IIDA Great Plains, and Schettler presented proposed legislation to give registered interior designers stamp and seal responsibility. Board members and staff discussed the draft and provided feedback. Kelly, IIDA Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs, joined the meeting at 1:58 p.m. during the discussion.


All members of the public and Zak Hingst left the meeting at 2:12 p.m.



SchraderBachar presented information regarding work experience in enacted bill HF 2627. Wiles requested this matter be added to the next meeting agenda. The board set up a Rules Committee with the members being Jay Reyhons, Katherine Stavneak, Joan Birk, Caroline Barrett, and Lori SchraderBachar. SchraderBachar has been tasked to set up a committee meeting to meet before the December board meeting.



Discussion on Criminal Convictions

SchraderBachar gave an overview of the criminal conviction requirement on HF2627. The board has tasked the Rules Committee to review and present at the December meeting.


Public Comment



Board Member Reports

Board members had nothing to report.


Administrative Reports

Assistant Attorney General: Barrett had nothing to report.


Board Administrator: SchraderBachar asked for feedback regarding the PLB office and staff. SchraderBachar gave the Board a year-end report and update on 2020 renewals and CE audits from the 2019 renewal cycle. During the Board Administrator report Stavneak requested the Rules Committee review a retired status for licensees.


Licensing Specialist: Gleason reported from May 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020 there were no newly registered interior designers, one (1) reinstatement, and 39 of the 44 registered interior designers renewed.


CEU Audit Reviews

Lori SchraderBachar presented one (1) CEU audit review and the board agreed it was sufficient.


Set 2021 Meeting Dates

The board agreed to the following 2021 meeting dates of February 15, May 17, September 20 and November 15 all to start at 2:00 p.m.


Complaints and Discipline

Closed session agenda item did not occur.


Upcoming Meetings & Last-Minute Comments

Rules Committee - TBD

Board Meeting - December 8, 2020 via Zoom



Wiles adjourned the meeting at 2:47 p.m.


These minutes accurately reflect the minutes approved by the Board at the meeting on: