Office of State and Local Government Programs

Iowa State University Extension State and Local Government Programs reach public officials in all 99 Iowa counties and in a majority of the state's 950 incorporated cities every year. The Office of State and Local Government works with various state, county and municipal organizations and their affiliates to deliver educational programming to enhance government service delivery through the professional development of elected and appointed staff.

Other special programs include training for township trustees and township clerks and mayor/council orientation sessions after each election. Orientation and facilitation sessions also have been conducted for members of the Iowa Association of School Boards and various affiliates of the Iowa State Association of Counties.

An updated City Clerks/Finance Officers Handbook is available now through the Iowa League of Cities at:

Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute

Municipal Professionals Institute

July 17-21, July 24-26, 2017

Car driving down the Road

On-The-Road: Budget, Examinations & Accounting for Municipalities

Trainings across the state in October 2017. Schedule and locations coming soon.

Planning and Zoning Information

Planning and Zoning Information

2017 Planning and Zoning Workshops

Iowa Municipal Professionals Academy

Municipal Professionals Academy

July 26-28, 2017


Iowa Government Finance Initiative

Uses local government finance data to analyze trends and financial performance of selected indicators.  
The educational outreach program is designed to provide an alternate perspective about the financial health
and performance of Iowa cities and counties as well as provide an educational component targeted towards
officials and public employees.

Township Trustee and Clerk Reference Manual

Township Trustee and Clerk Training