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Sara Shonrock Brings Housing Expertise to Local Government Programming

April 16, 2019

For more than 40 years, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of State and Local Government Programs (OSLGP) has partnered with the Iowa League of Cities to offer the Municipal Professionals Institute (MPI) to city clerks, administrators, and finance officers from throughout the state of Iowa. 

The latest evolution in the collaboration between ISU Extension and Outreach and the League of Cities in the appointment of Sara Shonrock as MPI/MPA director in January 2019. Shonrock brings a different skill set to the position, with a background in community development and housing. 

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2021 Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute & Academy

The Iowa Municipal Professional Institute (MPI) and Academy (MPA) stands as one of the nation's largest bringing together approximately 300 municipal professionals each year. The Iowa MPI/MPA offers a variety of courses to assist municipal professionals in their day-to-day duties. The courses also provide educational credit toward certifications offered by both the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and/or the four certifications by the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA). The annual courses allow for personalized interaction with faculty and staff from universities and other individuals involved with municipal administration while providing information on new laws, programs, and technology affecting Iowa municipal government.