2015 Municipal Professionals Institute

July 20-24, 2015 and July 27-29, 2015

Maps & Locations:

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA

Gateway Hotel Map
Research Park/CPMI Bldg. Directions
Ames City Hall Map & Directions


Registration fees differ per course and year. Fees can be estimated using the most recent registration form found in the 2014 Program and Registration Brochure.


Click the following links to download this year's application and eligibility information.


Week 1:

Week 2:

BA101MPI: Elements of a City Financial System CL301MPI: Parliamentary Procedures
BA110MPI: Basics of a Personnel System CL310MPI: Legal Aspects of Minutes
BA120MPI-1: Introduction to Public Speaking CL315MPI: Writing Resolutions and Ordinances
BA120MPI-2: Fundamentals of Public Speaking CL320MPI: Records Management
BA125MPI: Written Communications CL325MPI: Iowa Open Meeting Law
BA130MPI: Understanding Legal Terms CL329MPI: Clerks Role in Elections
BA140MPI: Ethics for Public Officials CL330MPI: Office Administration/P&Z/Nuisance
BA145MPI: Working with Public Officials FN110MPI: General Ledger Accounting
BA149MPI: Working with Citizens FN401MPI: Iowa City Budgeting System & Capital Planning & Budgeting
BA150MPI: Group Dynamics and Team Building FN406MPI: Financing Options and Economic Development
BA155MPI: Principles of Effective Management FN409MPI: Public Funds Investing
FX201MPI: Administrative Law and Procedures FN415MPI: Accounting, Auditing and other Fiscal Responsibilities
FX210MPI: Managing Risks & Purchasing Insurance  
FX220MPI: Intergovernmental Relations  
FX230MPI: The Fine Art of Negotiations  
FX240MPI: Coping with Controversy  
FX250MPI: Best Practices in City Government  
FX290MPI: E-Reporting & Communications for the Clerk's Office  




MPI Instructor Bios 

Dining Options:

Download an Ames Food Guide

Past Institutes:

2013 Institute

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