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League Calendar To have your meeting listed in next month’s issue of Cityscape , send it by the 10th of the month to Cityscape Calendar, c/o Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309; fax it to (978) 367-9733; email it to mailbox@iowaleague.org; or call (515) 244-7282. July 2014 4 Independence Day -League Office Closed 9 IaCMA Summer Conference, Honey Creek 9 Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments, Waukee 14 Municipal Professionals Institute, Ames 17 Understanding the Role of the City Council, Webinar 23 Municipal Professionals Academy, Ames 29 Critical Employee Emergency Planning (CEEP), Belmond 29 Northeast Iowa League of Cities, Dyersville 30 G290 Basic Public Information Officer Training, Bel -mond August 2014 7 ICAP Board Meeting 13 Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments, Des Moines 14 Effective Negotiations, Webinar 15 Mid-Sized Cities, Marshalltown 21 East Central Iowa Coalition of Municipalities (ECIC) 27 IPAIT Board Meeting 28 League Executive Board Meeting & Strategic Planning, Des Moines September 2014 1 Labor Day -League Office Closed 4 IMWCA Board Meeting, Des Moines 10 Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG), Pleasant Hill 11 ISAC Board of Directors Retreat, Humboldt County 11 Northwest Iowa League of Cities, Templeton 17 Golden Circle Municipal Officers Association (GCMOA), Clive 24-26 League's Annual Conference & Exhibit, Council Bluffs 30 Northeast Iowa League of Cities, Manchester league news AFR training available online Are you new to the Annual Financial Report (AFR) and need a little help? Did you know that every city is required to file the AFR electronically as of June 30, 2014? Are you interested in seeing how to submit the AFR electronically? These and many other questions will be covered in the 2014 Annual Financial Report Training Video made available through the Iowa League of Cities beginning September 1. Registration is available online at www. iowaleague.org. For a one-time $35 fee, you may access the training an unlimited number of times. After completion and the required publication of the report, you must submit the report electronically; sending in only the proof of publication and the signed front page of the report to the State Auditor’s Office before December 1, 2014. Raffle supports education, leadership development for city officials During conference, attendees can purchase raffle tickets for an Apple iPad mini at the Tim Shields Endowment booth, located next to the prize booth in the Exhibit Hall, or at conference registration after the Exhibit Hall closes. The winning ticket will be drawn dur -ing the Closing Brunch on Friday morning, and you must be present to win. The raffle is hosted by the Iowa League of Cities and the Iowa City/County Managers Association. The groups hold several events to help the Tim Shields Endowment in their mission to provide education and leadership development for local elected and appointed officials by financially supporting these endeavors. In 2013 and 2014, the endowment helped fund management training through the Iowa Municipal Managers Institute. Stop by the Tim Shields Endowment booth at the League’s conference to learn about how, with your help, the endowment could support League training in 2015. The Tim Shields Endowment Fund was created to memorialize and further Tim Shields’ belief in quality municipal government in the state of Iowa. For more than two decades Shields, former director of the Institute of Public Affairs, was a constant presence at the Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference & Exhibit. A member of the League’s Hall of Fame, Shields was well known for working with cities across the state on strategic planning and team building. In May 2004 when Tim passed away, city government lost a close friend and supporter. Designate voting delegate for Annual Business Meeting Anyone from a member city is encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meeting, held Friday, September 26 in conjunction with the Annual Conference & Exhibit. However, each member city is allowed one vote and must designate a voting delegate. The authorized delegate is the mayor or the mayor’s designated alternate. If the mayor chooses not to at -tend the conference or will not be able to participate in the meeting, the mayor must desig -nate an alternate, which must be done in writing and submitted to the League 10 days prior to the meeting. A sample letter is available in the Annual Conference & Exhibit section of the League’s Web site, www.iowaleague.org. If the mayor has not appointed an alternate in advance, a member city official in at -tendance may request that the presiding officer of the meeting designate an individual as the voting delegate. The appointed alternate must fill out the appropriate credentials before 5 p.m., Thursday, September 25; this may be done at the conference registration desk. Remember, all this can be done before conference which will save you time once you arrive at the event. Learn more about the Annual Business Meeting on page 12. July 2014 Cityscape 5

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AFR training available online

Are you new to the Annual Financial Report (AFR) and need a little help? Did you know that every city is required to file the AFR electronically as of June 30, 2014? Are you interested in seeing how to submit the AFR electronically? These and many other questions will be covered in the 2014 Annual Financial Report Training Video made available through the Iowa League of Cities beginning September 1. Registration is available online at www.Iowaleague.org. For a one-time $35 fee, you may access the training an unlimited number of times.

After completion and the required publication of the report, you must submit the report electronically; sending in only the proof of publication and the signed front page of the report to the State Auditor’s Office before December 1, 2014.

Raffle supports education, leadership development for city officials

During conference, attendees can purchase raffle tickets for an Apple iPad mini at the Tim Shields Endowment booth, located next to the prize booth in the Exhibit Hall, or at conference registration after the Exhibit Hall closes. The winning ticket will be drawn during the Closing Brunch on Friday morning, and you must be present to win.

The raffle is hosted by the Iowa League of Cities and the Iowa City/County Managers Association. The groups hold several events to help the Tim Shields Endowment in their mission to provide education and leadership development for local elected and appointed officials by financially supporting these endeavors. In 2013 and 2014, the endowment helped fund management training through the Iowa Municipal Managers Institute. Stop by the Tim Shields Endowment booth at the League’s conference to learn about how, with your help, the endowment could support League training in 2015.

The Tim Shields Endowment Fund was created to memorialize and further Tim Shields’ belief in quality municipal government in the state of Iowa. For more than two decades Shields, former director of the Institute of Public Affairs, was a constant presence at the Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference & Exhibit. A member of the League’s Hall of Fame, Shields was well known for working with cities across the state on strategic planning and team building. In May 2004 when Tim passed away, city government lost a close friend and supporter.

Designate voting delegate for Annual Business Meeting

Anyone from a member city is encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meeting, held Friday, September 26 in conjunction with the Annual Conference & Exhibit. However, each member city is allowed one vote and must designate a voting delegate. The authorized delegate is the mayor or the mayor’s designated alternate. If the mayor chooses not to attend the conference or will not be able to participate in the meeting, the mayor must designate an alternate, which must be done in writing and submitted to the League 10 days prior to the meeting. A sample letter is available in the Annual Conference & Exhibit section of the League’s Web site, www.iowaleague.org.

If the mayor has not appointed an alternate in advance, a member city official in attendance may request that the presiding officer of the meeting designate an individual as the voting delegate. The appointed alternate must fill out the appropriate credentials before 5 p.m., Thursday, September 25; this may be done at the conference registration desk.Remember, all this can be done before conference which will save you time once you arrive at the event.

Learn more about the Annual Business Meeting on page 12.

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/League+News/1747430/215108/article.html.

League Calendar

To have your meeting listed in next month’s issue of Cityscape, send it by the 10th of the month to Cityscape Calendar, c/o Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309; fax it to (978) 367-9733; email it to mailbox@iowaleague.org; or call (515) 244-7282.

July 2014

4 Independence Day - League Office Closed
9 IaCMA Summer Conference, Honey Creek
9 Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments, Waukee
14 Municipal Professionals Institute, Ames
17 Understanding the Role of the City Council, Webinar
23 Municipal Professionals Academy, Ames
29 Critical Employee Emergency Planning (CEEP), Belmond
29 Northeast Iowa League of Cities, Dyersville
30 G290 Basic Public Information Officer Training, Belmond

August 2014

7 ICAP Board Meeting
13 Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments, Des Moines
14 Effective Negotiations, Webinar
15 Mid-Sized Cities, Marshalltown
21 East Central Iowa Coalition of Municipalities (ECIC)
27 IPAIT Board Meeting
28 League Executive Board Meeting & Strategic Planning, Des Moines

September 2014

1 Labor Day - League Office Closed
4 IMWCA Board Meeting, Des Moines
10 Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG), Pleasant Hill
11 ISAC Board of Directors Retreat, Humboldt County
11 Northwest Iowa League of Cities, Templeton
17 Golden Circle Municipal Officers Association (GCMOA), Clive
24-26 League's Annual Conference & Exhibit, Council Bluffs
30 Northeast Iowa League of Cities, Manchester

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/League+Calendar/1747663/215108/article.html.

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