Extension News

Iowa Municipal Officials Complete Advanced Professional Training


___(Name)___, ___(Town)___ has completed courses at the Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute that lead to professional certification at either the state level or through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. The five-day Municipal Professionals Institute was conducted by Iowa State University Extension during the week of July 21-25 in Ames.


Paul Coates, ISU Extension state and local government specialist who directs the program, said topics for the session included dealing with controversy, group dynamics and team building and election and insurance issues, Iowa city budgeting system, capital planning and budgeting, bonding, auditing and investment of public funds.


The program is sponsored by the ISU Extension Office of State and Local Government Programs in conjunction with the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association. Instructors include ISU faculty, extension staff, bonding attorneys, accounting experts and city clerks who have completed the Institute. The Iowa State University program was one of the first offered in the United States, and is among the largest of 44 similar programs offered in other states and Canadian provinces.


Participants in these courses will have the opportunity to attend again next July to complete their courses leading to certification.




Participants in the July training included the following:


Afton: Jan Landers

Bloomfield: Carol Taylor

Cascade: Shelley Annis

Cedar Falls: Lisa Roedin

Clear Lake: Jennifer Larsen

Coralville: Kay Scheetz

Corning: Ima M. Allen

Council Bluffs: Marcy Worden

Creston: Lisa Williamson

Dakota City: Angelique Berry

Dension: Marcia Bretey and Jodie Hast

Dunkerton: Peggy Shaffer

Dyersville: Lori Panton

Gilbert: Susan Gens

Grand Mound: Marilyn Galloway

Kensett: Lori McNally

Keosauqua: Linda Mott

Maquoketa: Judy Carr

Massena: Heather Schwartz

McCallsburg: Sonia Dodd

McCausland: Paula McIntosh

Mount Ayr: Pam Poore

Murray: Ruth A. Wolfe

Oakland: Marissa Lockwood

Oelwein: Barb Rigdon

Orient: Julie Friederich

Perry: Jeanette Peddicord

Rock Rapids: Linda Trei

Schleswig: Jane Smith

Scranton: Melinda Hinners

Toledo: Carolyn Brownfield

Vail: Kathy Ruch

Waukee: Becky Schuett

Wilton: Janet Boorn

Woodward: Christina Perkins


Contacts :

Paul Coates, Community and Regional Planning, (515) 294-1844, paulc@iastate.edu

or municipal clerk listed at the end of this news release




Del Marks, Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9807, delmarks@iastate.edu