Iowa Government Finance Initiative (IGFI) has released the fiscal year ending (FYE) 2017 Annual Fiscal Conditions reports for all Iowa cities.
ISU Extension and Outreach's Office of State and Local Government Programs is offering four-hour training sessions on administration and accounting for municipal clerks and finance officers at six locations throughout the state in the month of October.
In September and October, ISU Extension and Outreach’s Iowa Government Finance Initiative is offering three-hour workshops for local elected, appointed officials (finance, planning, and economic development), and other stakeholders on issues relating to public finance and community and economic development.
The Iowa Government Finance Initiative (IGFI) provides educational resources, technical assistance, and training in the broad area of government finance to Iowa communities.
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As land use issues and the techniques used to address them become more complex, it is critical that local officials and community leaders understand the local planning and zoning process.
Introduction to Planning and Zoning for Local Officials is a three-hour workshop designed to introduce the basic principles of land use planning and development management to elected officials, planning and zoning officials, and board of adjustment members without formal training in the subjects. Using case scenarios in a highly-interactive format, the workshop highlights issues frequently faced in the land use process.
Goal setting is the latest Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development programming effort to go virtual. The first workshop is titled COVID-19 Transition and Recovery and is being conducted in two sessions. The first session took place on Tuesday, June 30, and the second will be held on Tuesday, July 7.
An important driver of success in communities is the ability of leaders to act strategically. Especially in city government, it can be easy for the day-to-day work of running a city to dominate the council’s time. Some councils go years without ever really sitting down and thinking broadly together about common priorities. This can lead feeling like the city is jumping from issue to issue without making meaningful progress on the things that are most important to the community.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development (CED) can help.