2018 Municipal Professionals Institute

Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute

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

July 16-20 and 23-25, 2018

The 2018 course brochure is HERE!  Registration is now open!  This matrix will show you which classes can be paired together to make the best use of your time.  

The Iowa Municipal Professional Institute (MPI) stands as one of the nation's largest bringing together more than 200 municipal professionals each year. The Iowa MPI offers a variety of courses to assist municipal professionals in their day-to-day duties. It also provides educational credit toward certification by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and/or the two certifications by the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA). The annual courses allow for personalized interaction with faculty and staff from universities or other individuals involved with municipal administration while updating on new laws, programs and technology affecting Iowa municipal government. 

The Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute Curriculum Self Assessment tool allows past participants to manage their courses and progress in the Institute.  


We sell sweatshirts as a way to keep everyone warm (the rooms are sometimes chilly) and help raise money to offer scholarships. There will be a zip-up hooded sweatshirt available for $30 ($32 for XXL & XXXL) 2018 MPI-MPA.

 Royal blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt

Maps & Locations

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 Institute attendee and request the MPI room block.

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (Gateway map)

2100 Green Hills Drive

Ames, IA 

ISU Memorial Union Building Directions (for class BA110MPI: Basics of a Personnel System). You are encouraged to car pool with other classmates. There is no transportation provided. 


Registration fees differ per course and year. Fees can be estimated using the most recent registration form found in the 2018 Program and Registration Brochure.


Course Testing Links

Course Materials

Course Descriptions

Dining Options in Ames

Visit Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau website for dining options.