Iowa State University Extension State and Local Government Programs reach public officials in all 99 Iowa counties and in a majority of the state's 944 incorporated cities every year. The Office of State and Local Government works with various state, county and municipal organizations and their affiliates to deliver educational programming to enhance government service delivery through the professional development of elected officials and appointed staff.
Many cities find it difficult to accurately complete required financial documents and complete proper procedures for the Annual Financial Report, the budget and the 2013 Oversight law in part because they rely on part time clerks/treasurers who are not able to attend training sessions due to time and travel cost. The Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute at ISU Extension and Outreach, is now offering a new six hours of practical hands-on training on administration and accounting in 6 locations which will minimize travel time and expense for any participant. Read more about On-The-Road: Budgeting, Examinations & Accounting for Municipalities