Advertising Opportunities

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Cityscape Magazine  |  Cityscape Advertising Contract
View and Issue of CityscapeThe League's Cityscape magazine is one of the primary sources of information for city officials in Iowa. Each month the magazine is delivered to key officials in approximately 870 League member cities and has a circulation of approximately 5,000. If your organization provides services for municipalities, advertising in Cityscape is an effective way of getting your message out to thousands of municipal decision-makers in Iowa. Placements can be made for one month or an entire year. Choose to insert your ad seven or more times per contract to receive an additional 5 percent discount. Contact the League office to receive a free copy of Cityscape magazine.

Annual Conference & Exhibit
Hundreds of city officials gather for the League's Annual Conference & Exhibit each year. The three-day event has several options for an organization to get their message out to attendees. The 2019 conference will be September 25-27 in Dubuque. For questions please contact

 City Directory (biennial publication)

2014-2015 Directory CoverEvery day thousands of city officials across Iowa refer to the League's City Directory, a comprehensive listing of city officials from every city in the state. This printed guide is a wire-bound 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" reference that is sent to all cities upon its publication in early spring of even-numbered years (ex.: 2018, 2020). The Directory features the names and titles of key officials, both elected and appointed as well as the city hall address, postal address, phone and fax numbers, city hall office hours, location by county, council meeting schedule and the form of government. The Directory also includes a "Services" section which lists businesses and organizations by categories. This Directory is the first place city leaders look when hiring consultants, requesting bids and purchasing supplies. Advertising options include a company listing and several display ad sizes. Advertisers also receive a complimentary copy of the Directory. In addition to receiving an advertising discount, Community Alliance Programs automatically receive a free listing in the Service section. For more information about Directory advertising, please contact

Nuisance Abatement Elite Sponsor
Join the League, elected officials, city administrators, city clerks, city attorneys and many others from around the state as an elite sponsor at the Nuisance Abatement Conference. Effectively managing nuisance abatement can help rebuild homes and buildings, return dormant properties to an active use and restore community pride. This popular topic affects many different aspects for cities, become an elite sponsor and take part in this one-day training event (date and location TBD). Sponsorship includes: two registrations, recognition in pre-event marketing and recognition signage at the event. If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor email Sponsorships will be taken on a first come basis.

Iowa League of Cities Bags & Golf Tourney

Join the Iowa League of Cities on Friday, June 14 at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny for the second annual Iowa League of Cities Bags & Golf Tourney, a fundraiser for the Tim Shields Endowment Fund.  Don’t golf? Join the Bags Tournament! Anyone can easily master this classic tailgate and backyard game. Learn more.

Legislative Day

Mark your calendars for February 19 to attend and sponsor, Retain. Attract. Grow., the League’s annual Legislative Day. This year’s Legislative Day will focus on how to retain and attract the citizens and talent cities need to grow! Agenda and speaker information will be released in the coming months and announced in League Weekly. Learn more about sponsoring this event.

If I Were Mayor Essay Contest Sponsor
The League is looking for a title sponsor for the annual If I Were Mayor essay contest. The essay contest provides 7th grade students the opportunity to reflect on the role of the key elected official in their own city by writing a 250 word essay. Now in its sixth year, the contest selects a winning essay from each of the state’s congressional districts and an overall grand prize winner who receive college scholarship money. Previous winners have been announced as part of the League’s Legislative Day. Title sponsorship includes logo on contest promotional material and recognition in Cityscape magazine when winning essays are published. To be part of this exciting contest for Iowa youth contact

Artwork File Format
We accept artwork via email or cd as a digital file. An ftp upload site is also available upon request for larger files. Artwork needs a resolution of 300 dpi or greater, saved as a TIF, EPS, JPG or PDF. Fonts must be included as outlines or embedded in the files. Need help designing an ad? We offer design services for $80 an ad. Any corrective work will be charged by the hour. For more information on any of these advertising opportunities, contact the League at (515) 244-7282 or email