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.
Small City Workshops
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.
Annual Golf Tourney
Join the Iowa League of Cities in June 17 for the annual Iowa League of Cities Golf Tourney, a fundraiser for the Tim Shields Endowment Fund.
Annual Conference & Exhibit
Our largest educational offering of the year, this three-day event draws hundreds of city officials from all corners of Iowa
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.
Our largest education effort of the year, this three-day event draws hundreds of city officials from all corners of Iowa.
The annual workshops, typically held November/December, 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.
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.
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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