It’s budget season,
we’re here to help!


Join us for the 2022 Budget Workshops as we help cities develop their Fiscal Year 2024 budgets. 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.

2022 Budget Workshops Overview

Registration costs $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Lunch will be provided.

9:30 am | Registration Opens

10:00 am | Budget Projections & Issues

League staff will facilitate a discussion on financial trends and projections important to your city budget.

11:00 am | Iowa Department of Management Update

An update on changes to the state budget form will be provided along with guidance on recent legislative changes to the budget approval process. Always an important session for attendees, there are a variety of new items to cover given all that is occurring with federal funding, changes to the state’s property tax system, and more.

12:00 pm | Lunch Break

12:45 pm | Concurrent Breakout Sessions – Budget Form Basics or It’s in the Budget

Budget Form Basics: Ted Nellesen from the Iowa Department of Management will provide step-by-step instructions on preparing your city’s budget and using the state budget form with plenty of opportunity for questions. This session will be presented as a hands-on walkthrough of the budget forms and submission process. Relevant example budget documents will be provided, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops and city budget materials. 

It’s in the Budget: This year’s advanced session will take a deep dive into city expenditures and property assessments to review recent trends and impacts to city finances. We will also review recent legislation that has affected city budgets and what may be coming next. The session will then wrap up with guidance on telling your city’s budget story, including ways to explain how city revenues are used to fund services.

Payments can be made by check or credit card. If paying by check, please use the registration confirmation as documentation for payment as invoices will not be sent. Please include a copy of your registration with the payment. Late fee policy and weather cancellation is available online.

2022 Budget Workshops Locations

Tuesday, November 1 | Harlan

Therkildsen Center 706 Victoria St, Harlan, IA 51537

Thursday, November 3 | North Liberty

North Liberty Community Center 520 W Cherry St, North Liberty, IA 52317

Thursday, November 10 | Humboldt

River Valley Orchards 1645 220th St, Humboldt, IA 50548

Tuesday, November 15 | Charles City

Sleep Inn Hotel 1416 S Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616

Thursday, November 17 | West Des Moines

RecPlex 6500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Tuesday, November 22 | *Virtual* (Zoom)

Zoom meeting links will be provided to attendees prior to the workshop

Latest Publications

Check out the League’s publications.

Published June 23, 2022

Review our New Laws of Interest where we highlight recently passed legislation that could impact your city.

Published January 5, 2022

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a tool cities can use to enhance a wide range of development efforts. Find helpful information regarding this topic.

Published November 5, 2021

This publication is designed to assist cities begin their annual budget process. Learn about revenues, expenditures, legislation and other budget issues.

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