Small City 2018

Make plans to join us as this year’s Small City Workshops! Information presented at the Small City Workshops is designed for the needs of Iowa’s small cities, although anyone is welcome to attend. Each year, the workshops focus on important municipal government issues with the aim of providing guidance for small city officials.

All workshops are 5:30-8 pm. Registration is $45, which includes dinner. Online registration is available. To pay by check, please include the manual registration form ​​with your mailed payment.

Strategically Investing in Your Community
This year’s topic will focus on planning and completing community development projects, including prioritizing infrastructure needs and how to properly budget for projects. It’s challenging to properly assess a city’s current infrastructure and understand what needs to be replaced – what is the condition of our streets? When do we need to upgrade our utility system? How can we afford these necessary projects?

Attendees will learn how to strategically plan for infrastructure projects, including developing capital improvement plans that fit a small city. The workshops will also feature successful examples of communities that have made smart investments to make needed improvements.

Dates and Locations

  • June 5 – Britt
  • June 7 – Wayland
  • June 12 – Early
  • June 14 – Toledo
  • June 19 – Afton
  • June 21 – West Union