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Iowa Interior Design Examining Board - September 20, 2021 Minutes

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

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 2:00 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:

Lori Wiles, Chair                                                               

Joan Birk                                                                             

Todd Mithelman, joined 2:05 p.m.

Jennifer Moseley

PV (Paul) Osiago

Jay Reyhons

Board Members not present for the meeting

Katherine Stavneak


Lori SchraderBachar, Board Administrator

Danielle Bartkiw, Licensing Specialist

Caroline Barrett, AAG



Call to Order:

Call to Order by Wiles at 2:00 p.m.

Quorum established.

Motion by Moseley to approve the open session minutes of May 17, 2021 as presented.

Seconded by Birk.                                                                                                          

VOTE: Aye: All                   Nay: None           Abstaining: None            

Motion passed. 

Wiles gave permission for SchraderBachar to sign on their behalf.

Administrative Reports

Assistant Attorney General: Barrett had nothing to report.

Board Administrator: SchraderBachar asked members to have their per diems signed and returned to her. SchraderBachar provided a brief summary of the fiscal year 2021 year-End report with members. SchraderBachar informed members they’re not required to take the WorkSmart classes. However, SchraderBachar explained that members do have to sign up for Okta, which allows members to access their state email and the Board’s Google Drive.  

Licensing Specialist: SchraderBachar reported from May 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021 there were no newly registered interior designers and one reinstatement.

Board Member Reports

Wiles mentioned she was pleased with the variety of options (online, Zoom, in-person) registrants are given to complete their continuing education requirements and that the courses are designated as health, safety, welfare.

Public Comment


CE Audits

The Board reviewed documents submitted by Alex Nickels. The Board reached consensus that the course documents submitted were HSW.

Set 2022 Meeting Dates

February 21, 2022

May 01, 2022

August 15, 2022

November 7, 2022

Complaints & Discipline

The board did not go into closed session as there was not any disciplinary cases.

Upcoming Meetings & Last-Minute Comments

The next meeting will be November 15, 2021 in person, with Zoom availability.

Osiago inquired about SF 424, which allows licensure by finishing an approved apprenticeship programs and SF445, which allows registered interior designers to sign and stamp drawings. SchraderBachar reported SF445 was eligible for debate during the 2022 legislative session. Barrett reported that apprenticeship programs would need to petition the board for rulemaking in order to provide the program in Iowa.


Wiles adjourned the meeting at 2:27 p.m.