Registration for the fall virtual Municipal Professionals Institute is now open

September 16, 2021

Municipal Professionals Institute Logo.Registration is now open for the fall Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute (MPI), scheduled for October 6-8, 2021, in a virtual format. The session is cosponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of State and Local Government Programs (OSLGP) and the Iowa League of Cities.

Each year, MPI provides clerks and finance officers from across the state of Iowa with training that gives them the basic framework of how municipalities function and assists municipal professionals with their day-to-day duties. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, MPI is delivered in a hybrid format, with two-day virtual sessions in winter and fall and a longer, in-person summer session in Ames.

The following classes are available in the fall session:

  • Financing Options and Economic Development
  • Legal Aspects of Minutes
  • Writing Resolutions and Ordinances
  • Working with Citizens
  • Public Funds Investing
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Coping with Controversy
  • Clerk’s Role in Elections

Course descriptions are available for download on the MPI website under Class Resources at Registration is available online at The registration deadline is Friday, October 1, 2021.

For additional information, contact Sara Shonrock at