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
Therkildsen Center 706 Victoria St, Harlan, IA 51537
North Liberty Community Center 520 W Cherry St, North Liberty, IA 52317
River Valley Orchards 1645 220th St, Humboldt, IA 50548
Sleep Inn Hotel 1416 S Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616
RecPlex 6500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Zoom meeting links will be provided to attendees prior to the workshop
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