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 14 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

Upcoming 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.

Municipal Leadership Academy

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.

Annual Conference & Exhibit

Our largest education effort of the year, this three-day event draws hundreds of city officials from all corners of Iowa.

Budget Workshops

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.

See the full calendar

The League’s event calendar includes all types of events aimed at city government officials. Check it out

Latest News Items

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July 9, 2024

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