Municipal Professionals Institute & Academy

Announcing 2016 Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute and Academy Dates
And Scholarship Information

The dates for the 2016 Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute and Academy have been set. The Institute will be held July 18-22 and 25-27, 2016 including the clerk and finance specialized certification courses the second week. The registration fee for the Institute will vary by class. Participants will be allowed to register for as many classes as they like during the two-week Institute period. The fee for the three-day Academy will be $185. The Academy will be held July 27-29. The location of both the Institute and the Academy will be at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, Iowa. Look for registration materials for the Institute in February and for the Academy in late March or early April through our website.

The Institute program will continue to offer educational programming that will qualify for IIMC certification. The Municipal Clerks Education Foundation (MCEF) of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) is offering scholarships to attend Municipal Clerks Institutes and Academies in 2016. The deadline is February 1, 2016. Application and criteria can be requested by phone at 909-944-4162 or on-line at (choose Foundation - then Scholarships).

The Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute (MPI) and the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA) will also have scholarships available for 2016 to cover registration fees. The Municipal Professionals Institute scholarships are open to ALL Iowa municipal clerks. The IMFOA scholarships are open to Iowa municipal clerks who are members of IMFOA. To be eligible, participants must register for at least 30 hours. THE DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2016 Please contact Cindy Stuve at 515-294-8397 or by email at for more information or an application.

These scholarships will be given based upon need with the following criteria in mind:
1) Council and/or self-financing of Institute registration fees is not available or
over burdensome to the municipal or individual budget;
2) Attendance at Institute may not occur without scholarship;
3) Only one application submitted from a municipality.

Applications must be received by April 1, 2016 and recipients will be approved at the April IMFOA meeting. No person shall be able to receive more than one scholarship and reception of the IIMC scholarship will take preference over the IMFOA/IMPI scholarships. (Deadline for applying for IIMC scholarships is February 1, 2016.) If a person is chosen to receive both, he or she must accept the IIMC scholarship and the IMFOA/MPI scholarship will be given to an alternate. If you receive a scholarship from IIMC, please contact Cindy Stuve so an alternate can be selected. Alternates will be notified in April after IIMC chooses their scholarship recipients.

Another opportunity for scholarships may be through regional organizations in your area, please contact them directly for more information. For further information or to receive a scholarship application for the IMFOA/IMPI awards, contact: Cindy Stuve, Office of State and Local Government Programs, Iowa State University Extension, 2321 N. Loop Drive, Suite 121, Ames, IA 50010-8218, 515-294-8397/phone, 515-294-1354/fax, or

Scholarship Application- Deadline has passed for 2016


Municipal Professionals Institute

July 18-22 and 25-27, 2016

Registration information for 2016 is available here.

2016 Course Work Descriptions

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners!

IMFOA Scholarships:
Lisa Cowles – Sidney
Pamela Robb – Lakota
Melissa Simmons – Latimer

Computer Management Group Scholarships:
Kathy Brouilette – Salix
Lindsay Nielsen - Dike

OSLGP Scholarships:
Sonja Dasch-Lawson – Plymouth
Cindy Harper – Lorimor
Peggy Shields – Silver City

Municipal Professionals Academy







July 27-29, 2016

Registration for 2016 is available here!

Download the 2016 MPA Brochure

The MPA is going paperless this year! Here is a link of the handouts that you can download: Handouts

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