Local Government

Township Trustee and Clerk Training


Two-hour workshop covering legal responsibilities of township trustees and clerks with primary focus on fire and emergency management, cemetery management, and fence law.  A new manual, revised in 2013, is now available and covers compliance with the 2011 open meetings and records laws, the 2005 cemetery laws, and other changes in reporting and record keeping.

Audience: Township trustees, township clerks, elected and appointed county officials

Sponsor/Provider: Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach, Office of State and Local Government Programs

Estimated Fee: $500 per session plus $20 for each manual requested. The session fee includes the trainer, mileage to and from the site, handouts and evaluations.

Location: Workshops are available upon request.

Availability: upon request.

Delivery Schedule:

The Township Trustee and Clerk Reference Manual is available for sale at the ISU Extension Store at: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/.

Cindy Kendall

Mary Beth Sprouse
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