2018 Municipal Professionals Academy

Iowa Municipal Professionals Academy

The 2018 event was held in July.  Check back for information about the 2019 dates.

SAVE THE DATES - July 24-26, 2019.

July 25-27, 2018

The Municipal Professionals Academy offers continuing education training for city clerks, finance officers and others to provide in-depth training for clerks and municipal staff to get useful, up-to-date information that will assist them in their job performance.

It also provides

  • opportunities to meet clerks from across the state - make friends and business acquaintances.
  • updates on new laws, programs and technology affecting Iowa municipal government.
  • an opportunity for credits toward recertification for IMFOA and IIMC sponsored certifications.

2018 registration and schedule available NOW!

2018 Academy Brochure

Registration & Fees

Online pre-registration is required by July 17, 2018. Fee for the 2018 session is $185 and includes Thursday lunch. 

The Municipal Professionals Academy is paperless.  You can view or download presentation materials one week before the event. 

We sell sweatshirts as a way to keep everyone warm (the rooms are sometimes chilly) and raise money to offer scholarships. The 2018 sweatshirt is a zip-up hoodie in royal blue!

Royal blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt 

Maps & Locations:

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

Gateway Hotel Map

If you wish to stay at the conference center, make your room reservations directly with Gateway at 1-800-FOR-AMES or (515) 292-8600. Please identify yourself as a Municipal Professionals Academy attendee and request the MPA room block.


Course Materials

Course Evaluations and Test

Dining Options:

Visit Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau website for dining options.