Cityscape August 2015 : Page 4

LEAGUE of CITIES Executive Board President: Warren Woods, Mayor, Creston Immediate Past President: Buck Clark, Mayor, Waterloo Past President: Reynold Peterson, Mayor, Spencer Past President: Kris Gulick, Council Member, Cedar Rapids President-elect: Matt Walsh, Mayor, Council Bluffs IOWA Directors Every city is required to electronically file the Annual Financial Report (AFR) with the Auditor of State by December 1, 2015. Though the AFR does not have to be formally approved by the city council, it is highly recommended that the council review the docu-ment and discuss the financial condition of the city. Need training on how to prepare the AFR? Reg-istration for the 2015 Annual Financial Report Training Video is available online at www.iowaleague.org. For a one-time $35 fee, access the training as many times as needed to complete the report. The training session will be available in September. Annual Financial Report help available Patty Anderson, City Clerk/ Administrator, Hartley Lori Brown, City Clerk, Wilton Coleen Chipman, Council Member, North Liberty Kay Cmelik , City Clerk/Finance Officer, Grinnell Kim Downs, City Administrator, Hiawatha Jim Erb, Mayor, Charles City Jim Ferneau, City Administrator, Burlington Clint Fichter, City Manager, Avoca Linda Gaul, City Clerk, Earlville Gregg Mandsager, City Administrator/ Clerk, Muscatine Scott Peterson, City Administrator/ Clerk, Lake View Kimberly Sacker, Council Member, Van Meter Adam Schweers, Mayor, Carroll Hans Trousil, Mayor, West Burlington Still time to designate voting delegate for Annual Business Meeting Cityscape Contributors Publisher: Alan Kemp Editor: Heather Roberts Staff Contributors: Alan Kemp, Beth-any Crile, Mark Tomb, Mickey Shields, Ron Sinnwell, Heather Roberts, Cindy Kendall, Erin Mullenix, Dustin Miller Guest Contributors : Brandon Whyte, Corridor Metropolitan Planning Orga-nization; Steve Jordison, Iowa Parks and Recreation Association Photography & Graphics : Heather Roberts, Katie Wheeler, Bethany Crile, BigStock Photo, City of Cedar Rapids Anyone from a member city is encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meeting, held Friday, September 25, in conjunction with the Annual Conference & Exhibit in Cedar Rapids. However, each member city is only 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. If the mayor has not appointed an alternate in advance, a member city offi -cial in attendance at the conference 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 24; 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. 4 | August 2015 | Cityscape

Annual Financial Report Help Available

Every city is required to electronically file the Annual Financial Report (AFR) with the Auditor of State by December 1, 2015. Though the AFR does not have to be formally approved by the city council, it is highly recommended that the council review the document and discuss the financial condition of the city.

Need training on how to prepare the AFR? Registration for the 2015 Annual Financial Report Training Video is available online at www.iowaleague.org. For a one-time $35 fee, access the training as many times as needed to complete the report. The training session will be available in September.

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/Annual+Financial+Report+Help+Available/2234104/267698/article.html.

Still Time To Designate Voting Delegate For Annual Business Meeting

Anyone from a member city is encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meeting, held Friday, September 25, in conjunction with the Annual Conference & Exhibit in Cedar Rapids. However, each member city is only 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.

If the mayor has not appointed an alternate in advance, a member city official in attendance at the conference 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 24; 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.

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/Still+Time+To+Designate+Voting+Delegate+For+Annual+Business+Meeting/2234108/267698/article.html.

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