Home Rule 50th Anniversary

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Cities across the state will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Home Rule Amendment to Iowa’s State Constitution during 2018.

In 1968 the Home Rule Amendment was passed by the citizens of Iowa and constitutionalized local control in the state of Iowa. This transitioned Iowa from a Dillon’s Rule state, where local government powers are derived exclusively from the state legislature, to a Home Rule state where local government powers are derived from the State Constitution.

In addition to celebrations at Iowa League of Cities events throughout 2018, the League will publish monthly articles talking about Home Rule in its Cityscape magazine. The League is also encouraging each city in Iowa to pass a proclamation stating, “Home Rule is essential to effective and responsive municipal governance in all cities in Iowa,” and that local control “continues to be vital to the health and prosperity of all cities in Iowa.”


Thank you to all the cities that have passed a proclamation! 

If you have a proclamation and aren't on this list, let us know at mailbox@iowaleague.org​.
Ackley Fruitland Odebolt
Adair Galva Oelwein
Adel Garner Ogden
Afton Garrison Onawa
Ainsworth Garwin Orange City
Albion Geneva Orient
Alden George Orleans
Alexander Gilbert Osceola
Algona Gilbertville Oskaloosa
Allison Gladbrook Ossian
Alta Glenwood Otho
Alton Glidden Ottumwa
Altoona Goldfield Oxford
Andover Goose Lake Oxford Junction
Anthon Gowrie Panama
Aplington Graettinger Parkersburg
Archer Grand River Paullina
Arion Granger Pella
Arispe Granville Peosta
Arthur Gravity Perry
Ashton Greene Pioneer
Atlantic Greenfield Pisgah
Auburn Grimes Plainfield
Aurelia Grinnell Plano
Avoca Griswold Pleasantville
Badger Guttenberg Pocahontas
Baxter Hanlontown Polk City
Beacon Harlan Pomeroy
Bellevue Hartley Postville
Belmond Haverhill Prairieburg
Bennett Hawkeye Preston
Bettendorf Hazleton Primghar
Blue Grass Hedrick Protivin
Bode Holstein Quasqueton
Bondurant Hopkinton Rake
Boone Hudson Randolph
Brandon Humboldt Rathbun
Breda Huxley Readlyn
Brighton Ida Grove Reasnor
Britt Independence Red Oak
Burlington Indianola Redfield
Calmar Iowa City Reinbeck
Calumet Ireton Remsen
Carlisle Janesville Rhodes
Carroll Johnston Rinard
Carson Keota Riverdale
Cascade Knoxville Riverton
Cedar Falls La Porte City Robins
Centerville Lake City Roland
Central City Lake Mills Rolfe
Charter Oak Lake Park Rose Hill
Cherokee Lake View Rowan
Churdan Lakeside Rowley
Clarence Lakota Ruthven
Clarinda Lambs Grove Ryan
Clarion Lamoni Sabula
Clear Lake Lamont Sac City
Clearfield Larchwood Sanborn
Clinton Larrabee Schleswig
Clive Latimer Scranton
Coggon Laurens Searsboro
Colfax Lawton Sergeant Bluff
Columbus Junction Le Grand Seymour
Conrad Le Mars Shambaugh
Coralville Ledyard Sharpsburg
Corning Letts Sheffield
Correctionville Lewis Sheldon
Corwith Lineville Shenandoah
Corydon Lisbon Sibley
Council Bluffs Liscomb Sidney
Cresco Livermore Sigourney
Creston Logan Silver City
Crystal Lake Lohrville Sioux Center
Cylinder Lone Tree Sioux City
Dallas Center Lovilia Sloan
Davenport Lowden Spencer
Davis City Lu Verne St Ansgar
Dayton Luxemburg Stanhope
Decatur City Luzerne Storm Lake
Decorah Lynnville Strawberry Point
Defiance Lytton Swisher
Delhi Macedonia Templeton
Denison Maharishi Vedic City Tipton
Derby Malvern Toledo
DeWitt Manchester Treynor
Dike Manning Tripoli
Dow City Mapleton Underwood
Dunkerton Marble Rock Urbana
Durant Marcus Urbandale
Dyersville Marion Vail
Dysart Marquette Van Meter
Earlham Mason City Villisca
Earlville Massena Wahpeton
Eddyville Maxwell Walford
Edgewood McGregor Walker
Eldridge Mechanicsville Walnut
Elgin Mediapolis Washta
Elk Horn Melbourne Waterloo
Elkader Melcher-Dallas Waukee
Elliott Milford Waverly
Ely Mingo Wayland
Emerson Missouri Valley Webster City
Emmetsburg Monona Weldon
Epworth Monroe Wesley
Essex Monticello West Bend
Estherville Moorland West Branch
Evansdale Moulton West Burlington
Everly Mount Vernon West Des Moines
Fairfield Muscatine West Liberty
Farley Mystic West Okoboji
Farmington Nashua West Point
Farnhamville Neola Whiting
Fayette Nevada Williamsburg
Fenton New Hampton Wilton
Fertile New Hartford Windsor Heights
Floyd Newell Winfield
Fontanelle Newton Winthrop
Forest City North Liberty Woodbine
Fort Atkinson Northwood Woodburn
Fort Dodge Norwalk Woodward
Fremont Norway Wyoming
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