Sanctioned by Iowa Code, the Iowa Commission on Aging is the policymaking body for the Iowa Department on Aging. Its role is to serve as an effective and visible advocate for older Iowans by establishing policies for reviewing and commenting upon all state plans, budgets and polices that affect older Iowans.
The Commission is made up of 11 members, seven of whom are appointed by the Governor. At least four of the appointed seven must be 55 years of age or older and no more than four can belong to the same political party. The remaining four members are state legislators, appointed by their respective legislative chamber to serve as non-voting members. The Commission meets at least four times each year.