Workshops & Events
Training is central to the League’s mission, as the laws, regulations and issues facing city government officials change rapidly. And as vital is this education is, the networking that occurs naturally at these events is just as important. There’s nothing more reinvigorating than learning and talking with other people facing your same challenges.
The annual workshops provide a review of the important factors that affect city budgets while helping attendees understand the state requirements for completing and filing the budget. The Budget Workshops are designed for city administrators, city clerks, and finance officers, but are open to all city officials.
Municipal Leadership Academy (MLA)
The Municipal Leadership Academy (MLA) is conducted following the regular city elections, which are held in odd-numbered years. MLA offers education on a variety of important city government topics and is a great way to prepare for your role as a city official.
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Other League Workshops
The League’s workshop line-up includes a slate of recurring workshops as well as events created to respond to our rapidly changing world.
This day-long conference features a variety of sessions aimed to provide assistance on nuisance property issues and ways cities can improve neighborhoods.
Each summer, the League hosts Small City Workshops across the state. The topics and information presented at these workshops are geared toward the specific needs of Iowa’s small cities, although anyone is welcome to attend.
See the full calendar
The League’s event calendar includes all types of events aimed at city government officials. Check it out
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