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LEAGUE of CITIES 10 23 IOWA July 2015 | Volume 71 | No. 1 contents Managing water utilities, like drinking water, storm-water and wastewater, is an increasingly complex and costly endeavor for cities. Understanding the importance that trails have for de-veloping a happy and health citizenry, Cedar Rapids led a multi-jurisdictional push to allocate funding to trail projects for immediate construction and into the re-gion’s future. 12 08 Q&A: Annual Business Meeting Overview The League constitution requires it to hold an annual business meeting at it’s statewide conference. Learn more about what to expect at this event. Conference Workshop Tracks: Get a sneak peek at some of the workshops offered in the Annual Conference & Exhibit workshop tracks. These workshops are geared toward a certain audience to help everyone get the most out of the training. -Advanced Track , Hire hard, manage easy -City Clerk Track , Bids don’t have to be scary -Economic Development Track , Leveraging more resources -Roundtable Track , Resilient cities -Small City Track , Creative parks & recreation 17 Workshops are always a highlight of the League’s con-ference, but many other learning opportunities exist. Take advantage of the chance to plan ahead, and at-tend these great events. About the cover Cyclists enjoy a trail in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids near Cedar Lake. Cityscape (ISSN 1088-5951) is published monthly by the Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 244-7282, FAX (978) 367-9733. A sub-scription to Cityscape is $18/year ($20 outside Iowa) for members and $50/year for non-members. Periodicals postage paid at Des Moines, IA. U.S.P .S. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309. Iowa League of Cities | July 2015 | 3

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