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  • Municipal Elections Guidance
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • Description:
    Municipal elections will be held this November and cities play an important role in the process. Get an overview of the laws and rules that govern city elections, election systems and nomination processes, important dates to know and working with your county elections commissioner. learn more
  • Location
  • Webinar
  • Memorial Day - League Office Closed
  • Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Description:
    League and IMWCA offices closed.
    • ICAP Board Meeting
    • Thursday, June 08, 2017
    • Description:
      ICAP Board of Directors meets six times a year. learn more
      • ISAC Board of Directors Meeting
      • Thursday, June 15, 2017
      • Description:
        The Iowa State Association of Counties' (ISAC) mission is to promote effective and responsible county government for the people of Iowa. ISAC members are elected and appointed county officials from all 99 counties. ISAC's vision is to be the principal, authoritative source of representation, information and services for and about county government in Iowa. ISAC and the League often partner to extend additional additional services and programs to local governments.
      • Location(view map)
      • ISAC Office
        5500 Westown Parkway, Suite 190
        West Des Moines
      • League Executive Board Meeting
      • Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Description:
        League Executive Board meets five times a year, in addition to the League Annual Business meeting. learn more
      • Location(view map)
      • Iowa League of Cities Office
        500 SW 7th St., Suite 101
        Des Moines
      • Northwest Iowa League of Cities
      • Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Description:
        This regional group is comprised of cities from the northwest part of the state. Monthly meetings are attended by representatives of member cities, including elected officials and city staff. The meetings are held in different communities within the region and typically feature a guest speaker as well as updates from attendees on projects occurring in their city.
      • Location
      • Storm Lake
      • Golden Circle Municipal Officers Association (GCMOA)
      • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Description:
        GCMOA’s members come from the central part of the state, including Des Moines and the surrounding cities. Members are mostly city clerks and finance officers who meet monthly to share what is happening in their community as well as discuss how to do their job more effectively.
      • Location
      • Waukee
      • IMWCA Board Meeting
      • Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Description:
        IMWCA Board of Trustees meets five times a year. learn more
      • Location(view map)
      • Iowa League of Cities Office
        500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101
        Des Moines
      • Grant Management and Funding Sources
      • Tuesday, June 27, 2017
      • Description:
        Grant funding can be the boost a city needs to complete a project or get a program off the ground. However, many cities struggle to find grant opportunities that fit with their funding needs and may not know the best way to complete a grant application. Hear tips for finding grants and best practices for completing successful grant applications. learn more
      • Location
      • Webinar
      • Tim Shields Annual Golf Fundraiser
      • Friday, June 30, 2017
      • Description:
        The annual golf event raises money for the Tim Shields Endowment Fund, which supports education and leadership development for city officials.
      • Location(view map)
      • Terrace Hills Golf Course
        8700 NE 46th Ave
        Altoona
      • Independence Day - League Office Closed
      • Tuesday, July 04, 2017
      • Description:
        League and IMWCA offices closed.
        • Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG)
        • Friday, July 07, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Description:
          MIALG is a group of elected officials from the central part of the state, including Des Moines and the surrounding cities. Meetings are held on a monthly basis at different locations in the region and feature a guest speaker as well as provide an opportunity for attendees to share ideas on how to improve their community.
        • Location(view map)
        • Principal Park
          1 Line Drive
          Des Moines
        • IaCMA Summer Conference
        • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
        • Description:
          Each summer, members of the Iowa City/County Management Association gather to learn about innovative programs, new trends and the challenges facing the profession of municipal management. learn more
          • Municipal Professionals Institute
          • Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017
          • Description:
            Brought to you by Iowa State University Office of State and Local Government Programs, this annual event offers 30 courses that serve as the core curriculum for a career as a city clerk or finance officer. Sign up for as many courses as your schedule will allow.   learn more
          • Location(view map)
          • Gateway Hotel and Convention Center
            2100 Green Hills Drive
            Ames
          • Municipal Professionals Academy
          • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:00 AM - Friday, July 28, 2017 11:59 PM
          • Description:
            Iowa State University Office of State and Local Government Programs offers this annual continuing education event aimed at experienced city clerks or finance officers who have already completed the Municipal Professionals Institute. learn more
          • Location(view map)
          • Gateway Hotel and Convention Center
            2100 Green Hills Drive
            Ames
          • ICAP Board Meeting
          • Thursday, August 03, 2017 - Sunday, August 06, 2017
          • Description:
            ICAP Board of Directors meets six times a year. learn more
            • League Executive Board Meeting & Strategic Planning
            • Thursday, August 17, 2017
            • Description:
              League Executive Board meets five times a year, in addition to the League Annual Business meeting. learn more
            • Location(view map)
            • Iowa League of Cities
              500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101
              Des Moines
            • Southwest Iowa Clerks and Administrators Association (SWICAA) Meeting
            • Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
            • Description:
              This regional group includes municipal officers from the southwest part of the state. Meetings are held on the third Thursday in February, May, August and November at different communities within the region and feature a guest speaker.  In addition to the educational segment, meetings offer cultural, social or recreational activities, with the host member given the opportunity to showcase their community.
            • Location
            • Tabor
            • Annual Financial Report Instructions
            • Tuesday, August 22, 2017
            • Description:
              All cities are required to complete and file the Annual Financial Report (AFR) by December 1. This webinar will walk attendees through the AFR and provide step-by-step instructions on filling it out. Each component of the AFR will be covered with practical guidance provided to help cities understand what is needed to be included in the report. learn more
            • Location
            • Webinar
            • IPAIT Board Meeting
            • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Description:
              Created in 1987, IPAIT is a pooled investment program for local governments providing competitive rates with full security and unparalleled service. This League-sponsored investment trust offers a simple alternative for investment and cash management of public funds. This service is only available to Iowa cities, counties, municipal utilities and other governmental entities. For more information, call Miles Capital at (515) 244-5426. learn more
              • East Central Iowa Coalition of Municipalities (ECIC)
              • Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
              • Description:
                East Central Iowa Coalition of Municipalities (ECIC) meet quarterly to discuss legislative and emerging issues in local government. The group includes cities from the counties of Iowa, Jasper, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Poweshiek and Wapello.
              • Location
              • Knoxville
              • Labor Day - League Office Closed
              • Monday, September 04, 2017
              • Description:
                League and IMWCA offices closed.
                • Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG)
                • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                • Description:
                  MIALG is a group of elected officials from the central part of the state, including Des Moines and the surrounding cities. Meetings are held on a monthly basis at different locations in the region and feature a guest speaker as well as provide an opportunity for attendees to share ideas on how to improve their community.
                • Location(view map)
                • Trostel's Greenbriar
                  5810 Merle Hay Road
                  Johnston
                • Golden Circle Municipal Officers Association (GCMOA)
                • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                • Description:
                  GCMOA’s members come from the central part of the state, including Des Moines and the surrounding cities. Members are mostly city clerks and finance officers who meet monthly to share what is happening in their community as well as discuss how to do their job more effectively.
                • Location
                • Adel
                • Northwest Iowa League of Cities
                • Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                • Description:
                  This regional group is comprised of cities from the northwest part of the state. Monthly meetings are attended by representatives of member cities, including elected officials and city staff. The meetings are held in different communities within the region and typically feature a guest speaker as well as updates from attendees on projects occurring in their city.
                • Location
                • Alta
                • League's Annual Conference & Exhibit
                • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:00 AM - Friday, September 29, 2017 12:00 PM
                • Description:
                  The League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit is largest event in the state geared specifically toward the needs of Iowa’s elected and appointed municipal officials. Held in September of each year, the conference includes workshops, an exhibit hall and unique networking opportunities.
                • Location
                • Quad Cities Event Center
                  Davenport
                • ISAC Board of Directors Meeting
                • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017
                • Description:
                  The Iowa State Association of Counties' (ISAC) mission is to promote effective and responsible county government for the people of Iowa. ISAC members are elected and appointed county officials from all 99 counties. ISAC's vision is to be the principal, authoritative source of representation, information and services for and about county government in Iowa. ISAC and the League often partner to extend additional additional services and programs to local governments.
                • Location(view map)
                • ISAC Office
                  5500 Westown Parkway, Suite 190
                  West Des Moines
                • ICAP Board Meeting
                • Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - Friday, October 06, 2017
                • Description:
                  ICAP Board of Directors meets six times a year. learn more
                  • IMFOA Fall Conference
                  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:00 PM - Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:00 PM
                  • Description:
                    The Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association is an association of city clerks and municipal finance officers in Iowa. The purpose of IMFOA is to conduct regular instructional and informational meetings, as often as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors, for the purpose of educating municipal officers in the keeping of public records and for any other purpose deemed to be in the best interest of the public. learn more
                  • Location(view map)
                  • Des Moines Holiday Inn-Airport
                    6111 Fleur Drive
                    Des Moines
                  • Northwest Iowa League of Cities
                  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                  • Description:
                    This regional group is comprised of cities from the northwest part of the state. Monthly meetings are attended by representatives of member cities, including elected officials and city staff. The meetings are held in different communities within the region and typically feature a guest speaker as well as updates from attendees on projects occurring in their city.
                    • What the Future Holds for City Governments
                    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
                    • Description:
                      One of the more challenging aspects of running a city government is trying to figure out the factors that will affect the organization in the future. Sometimes it’s hard enough to keep up with daily services, but an effective city government needs to also see what is coming down the road. This webinar will discuss trends and factors that could shape the future of city government, including technology, data, community planning, labor force and more. learn more
                    • Location
                    • Webinar
                    • IPAIT Board Meeting
                    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                    • Description:
                      Created in 1987, IPAIT is a pooled investment program for local governments providing competitive rates with full security and unparalleled service. This League-sponsored investment trust offers a simple alternative for investment and cash management of public funds. This service is only available to Iowa cities, counties, municipal utilities and other governmental entities. For more information, call Miles Capital at (515) 244-5426. learn more
                      • Golden Circle Municipal Officers Association (GCMOA)
                      • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                      • Description:
                        GCMOA’s members come from the central part of the state, including Des Moines and the surrounding cities. Members are mostly city clerks and finance officers who meet monthly to share what is happening in their community as well as discuss how to do their job more effectively.
                      • Location
                      • Granger
                      • League Executive Board Meeting
                      • Thursday, November 09, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                      • Description:
                        League Executive Board meets five times a year, in addition to the League Annual Business meeting. learn more
                      • Location(view map)
                      • Iowa League of Cities Office
                        500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101
                        Des Moines
                      • East Central Iowa Coalition of Municipalities (ECIC)
                      • Thursday, November 09, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
                      • Description:
                        East Central Iowa Coalition of Municipalities (ECIC) meet quarterly to discuss legislative and emerging issues in local government. The group includes cities from the counties of Iowa, Jasper, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Poweshiek and Wapello.
                      • Location
                      • Grinnell
                      • Golden Circle Municipal Officers Association (GCMOA)
                      • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                      • Description:
                        GCMOA’s members come from the central part of the state, including Des Moines and the surrounding cities. Members are mostly city clerks and finance officers who meet monthly to share what is happening in their community as well as discuss how to do their job more effectively.
                        • Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG)
                        • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                        • Description:
                          MIALG is a group of elected officials from the central part of the state, including Des Moines and the surrounding cities. Meetings are held on a monthly basis at different locations in the region and feature a guest speaker as well as provide an opportunity for attendees to share ideas on how to improve their community.
                        • Location(view map)
                        • Des Moines Golf & Country Club
                          1600 Jordan Creek Parkway
                          West Des Moines
                        • IMWCA Board Meeting
                        • Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                        • Description:
                          IMWCA Board of Trustees meets five times a year. learn more
                        • Location(view map)
                        • Iowa League of Cities Office
                          500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101
                          Des Moines
                        • Southwest Iowa Clerks and Administrators Association (SWICAA) Meeting
                        • Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                        • Description:
                          This regional group includes municipal officers from the southwest part of the state.  Meetings are held on the third Thursday in February, May, August and November at different communities within the region and feature a guest speaker.  In addition to the educational segment, meetings offer cultural, social or recreational activities, with the host member given the opportunity to showcase their community.
                        • Location
                        • Emerson
                        • Northwest Iowa League of Cities
                        • Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                        • Description:
                          This regional group is comprised of cities from the northwest part of the state. Monthly meetings are attended by representatives of member cities, including elected officials and city staff. The meetings are held in different communities within the region and typically feature a guest speaker as well as updates from attendees on projects occurring in their city.
                          • Thanksgiving Day - League Office Closed
                          • Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Friday, November 24, 2017
                          • Description:
                            League and IMWCA offices closed.
                            • ISAC Board of Directors Meeting
                            • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - Sunday, December 17, 2017
                            • Description:
                              The Iowa State Association of Counties' (ISAC) mission is to promote effective and responsible county government for the people of Iowa. ISAC members are elected and appointed county officials from all 99 counties. ISAC's vision is to be the principal, authoritative source of representation, information and services for and about county government in Iowa. ISAC and the League often partner to extend additional additional services and programs to local governments.
                            • Location(view map)
                            • ISAC Office
                              5500 Westown Parkway, Suite 190
                              West Des Moines
                            • Golden Circle Municipal Officers Association (GCMOA)
                            • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                            • Description:
                              GCMOA’s members come from the central part of the state, including Des Moines and the surrounding cities. Members are mostly city clerks and finance officers who meet monthly to share what is happening in their community as well as discuss how to do their job more effectively.
                            • Location
                            • Huxley
                            • Northwest Iowa League of Cities
                            • Thursday, December 21, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                            • Description:
                              This regional group is comprised of cities from the northwest part of the state. Monthly meetings are attended by representatives of member cities, including elected officials and city staff. The meetings are held in different communities within the region and typically feature a guest speaker as well as updates from attendees on projects occurring in their city.
                              • Christmas - League Office Closed
                              • Monday, December 25, 2017
                              • Description:
                                League and IMWCA offices closed.