2018 Annual Conference & Exhibit


The event is being held at the Mid-America Center, One Arena Way in Council Bluffs.

​City Officials - Registration opens Tuesday, May 29. The housing bureau opens June 11. 
Registration is required before making a hotel reservation!


A video invitation​ from League President, Coralville Mayor John Lundell.

Welcome video​ from Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh.

​Exhibitors - Get ready for the western-themed exhibit hall! Learn more about all the ways to reach city officials in the Marketplace.

Award Applicants
Know someone who should receive the Hall of Fame or Rhonda Wood Smith awards? Want to apply for CEMO recognition? More information and applications are available in the About the League tab. In addition check out the People's All-Star Community competition on Facebook starting later this summer.

About the Annual Conference & Exhibit
The League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit is the largest training in the state designed specifically for Iowa’s elected and appointed city officials. The conference also includes ample opportunity to network with peers and learn from one another. When you attend the Annual Conference & Exhibit you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Choose from nearly 40 education workshops and trainings.
  • Connect with city officials to learn new ideas.
  • Find resources to help your keep your City Strong.
  • Adopt the League’s legislative priorities for the next session.
  • Become better at helping to lead and serve your community.

From nuisance property to city budgets and economic development, the information, training and connections at the League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit can help make your City Strong.