The League has various opportunities to get involved in addition to the associations at the state and national level.
The Iowa League of Cities Executive Board invites you to share your interest in leadership opportunities within the organization. The League assembles several committees and working groups throughout the year. Included here are the League Executive Board and a list of the standing committees.
We are always looking for unique city facts, city photos and great city success stories. Share your stories with us and we will share them on our social media platforms.
Looking for other opportunities to increase your education and network? Check out these local associations.
Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA) provides opportunities for every finance officer to obtain the necessary knowledge through mutual assistance training opportunities and receive clerk certification credit.See more details
The Iowa Mayors Association will provide mentoring for new mayors, provide an opportunity to network and discuss shared issues facing mayors around the state and be extremely valuable in providing legislative assistance to the Iowa League of Cities.See more details
The Iowa City/County Management Association (IaCMA) was established in 1972 with the purpose of increasing the knowledge and ability of the local government managers and administrators, to promote the exchange of information between the members, and support the functions and the aims of the International City Management Association.See more details
The Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association (IMAA) continues to strive to enhance the professional development of and promote information exchange among municipal attorneys in Iowa.See more details
The Iowa Police Chiefs Association (IPCA) works with other statewide law enforcement and public safety associations to promote professional standards within the state of Iowa.See more details
Iowa Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IAPELRA) is affiliated with the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (National PELRA).See more details
Check out some regional Council of Governments and regional mentor groups to assist you along the way.
Iowa’s Councils of Governments (COGs) provide professional planning, programming, and technical assistance to Iowa’s cities, counties, businesses, community organizations and Iowans of all age.
The Iowa League of Cities Clerk Mentor Program matches experienced city clerks (mentors) with new or less experienced clerks (mentees) who feel they need a little extra guidance. The League’s clerk mentors are willing to share their skills, knowledge, and experiences to help set up mentees for success in the city clerk profession.
Iowa Mayors Association Mentoring Program matches experienced mayors (mentors) with new or less experienced mayors (mentees) who feel they need a little extra guidance.
Looking for other opportunities to increase your education and network? Check out these national associations.
The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) is a professional, nonprofit association that promotes continuing education and certification through university and college-based institutes and provides networking solutions, services and benefits to its members worldwide.See more details
International City Manager Association (ICMA) offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world.See more details
Government finance professionals have relied upon the Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA) to provide timely information, practical educational opportunities, high-quality professional publications and the latest information on best practices.See more details
The League also engages in advocacy at the federal level, including monitoring of federal legislation with the potential to impact the cities of Iowa, lobbying of the state’s congressional delegation and working closely with the National League of Cities (NLC) to coordinate federal advocacy efforts.See more details
The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America.See more details
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