Webinar and Workshop Recordings

City Clerk Duties and Responsibilities

The city clerk position performs a wide variety of important duties in the operation of municipal governments. For many communities, the position handles traditional duties such as completing council meeting minutes and public notices while also helping manage the city budget, accounting for city funds and filing various reports. Learn the roles and responsibilities of the city clerk position in this webinar.

Budget “Office Hours”

The Iowa League of Cities hosted Budget “Office Hours” on February 20, 2024.

This webinar offered the opportunity for city staff and officials to network and ask questions about budget issues during a challenging budget season. The webinar includes a very brief update on budget-related timelines and information. Office Hours facilitators: Teresa Rotschafer, League Finance Consultant; Erin Mullenix, League Research Director; Mickey Shields, League Director of Membership Services; and Biswa Das, Associate Professor of Iowa State University Extension & Outreach.

The Value of Public/Private Partnerships: Case Studies from Norwalk and Eldridge

The Iowa League of Cities hosted a webinar on Friday, November 17 on The Value of Public/Private Partnerships: Case Studies from Norwalk and Eldridge. The webinar was moderated by Mickey Shields from the League and featured two panelists: Hollie Zajicek from the City of Norwalk and Joe Stutting from the North Scott School District.

The webinar was organized with the help of Denovo Construction Solutions. Denovo specializes in work with Municipalities and K-12 Education in Iowa. Denovo gets involved very early in the project process to help projects become a reality. Denovo services include planning, programming, concept designs, budgeting, and full construction management. Denovo is working with the City of Norwalk on their new community sports campus.

Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Exchange

Funding opportunities for green infrastructure and describe how that can be used with Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Exchange. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for cities and towns in Iowa to fundamentally recreate their infrastructure and relationship with their watersheds to build a resilient, healthy water system considering flooding, nutrient reduction requirements, sediment control, and overall water quality.

Iowa Department of Transportation- Infrastructure and Jobs Act Investment

This webinar covers the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the potential funding levels and programs.  IDOT’s PowerPoint.

Annual Financial Report AFR Instructions Webinar

Ted Nelleson, with the Iowa Department of Management, gives an overview of the new online system to submit a city’s Annual Financial Report. (August 2019)

2019 Leveraging Local Data Workshop

Presentation recording of an in-person workshop focused on leveraging local government data on September 18, 2019. The workshop incorporated the themes of city finance, housing, and transportation, including information related to older adults and the overall community. The day also included an immersive problem-solving session, designed to bring together city officials and data experts to explore and solve a local issue: mobility in Marshalltown.

American Rescue Plan Update: How Non-Entitlement Cities Request ARP Funds through the State of Iowa

The League and RSM join forces to walk cities through the process of requesting ARP funds through the State of Iowa’s online portal.

Rhonda Wood Smith Award 2020

Watch as we give the Rhonda Wood Smith award winner the 2020 award.

Mayor Terry Donahue Hall of Fame Award

Watch Mayor Terry Donahue learn that he is being inducted into the League’s Hall of Fame for 2020.

Wanda Hemesath Hall of Fame Award

Watch Hall of Fame Winner Wanda Hemesath learns that she is being inducted into the League’s Hall of Fame for 2020.

American Rescue Plan Update – May 17

League staff and Irma Esparza Diggs from the National League of Cities discuss the latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury on the relief funds as of May 17.

Iowa League of Cities’ American Rescue Plan Update – April 30, 2021

April 2021- The League provides members with updates on the American Rescue Plan.

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