Cityscape September 2015 : Page 4

Contact information for elected officials 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 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 During the 2015 legislative ses-sion the Iowa Legislature passed HF 550, a bill we referred to throughout the session in League publications as the “Contact Information for Elected Offi -cials” bill. The bill requires that within 30 days of an elected public officer swearing to an oath of office the governmental entity the officer serves shall provide the officer with contact infor -mation with the government entity. Cities that host a Web site are required to post that contact information on their Web site, but cities that do not currently have a Web site are not required by the law to create one. The contact information can be either a telephone number or an e-mail address. In addition to members of city councils, this legislation applies to persons elected to the general assembly, a county board of supervisors and the board of directors of a school district. Speed dating -League style 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 The League is hosting its first “Speed Dating – Iowa League of Cities Style” with attendees and vendors. Finding the right company to help assist with your city’s project can be a big project in itself. This year the League is providing anoth-er way, in addition to the exhibit hall, to help your city find vendor connections. Sign-up at the Prize Booth on Wednesday evening, then at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, September 24 during conference, take a seat across from a vendor. We’ll explain the rest of the rules that morning. Each official will meet approximately seven vendors. Prizes will be awarded to participants. We are limiting the event to 50 city participants for the first year, please sign up early; first come, first served. League out of office Cities CELEBRATING Cedar Rapids September 23-25, 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBIT The League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit, held September 23-25, takes the whole staff to Cedar Rapids. We’ll have limited or no access to phone calls and emails during that time and may not get back to you until Monday, September 28. Bring your questions to Cedar Rapids! We’re excited to see many of you there! 4 | September 2015 | Cityscape

Contact Information For Elected Officials

During the 2015 legislative session the Iowa Legislature passed HF 550, a bill we referred to throughout the session in League publications as the “Contact Information for Elected Officials” bill. The bill requires that within 30 days of an elected public officer swearing to an oath of office the governmental entity the officer serves shall provide the officer with contact information with the government entity. Cities that host a Web site are required to post that contact information on their Web site, but cities that do not currently have a Web site are not required by the law to create one. The contact information can be either a telephone number or an e-mail address. In addition to members of city councils, this legislation applies to persons elected to the general assembly, a county board of supervisors and the board of directors of a school district.

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/Contact+Information+For+Elected+Officials/2255067/270546/article.html.

Speed Dating - League Style

The League is hosting its first “Speed Dating – Iowa League of Cities Style” with attendees and vendors. Finding the right company to help assist with your city’s project can be a big project in itself. This year the League is providing another way, in addition to the exhibit hall, to help your city find vendor connections. Sign-up at the Prize Booth on Wednesday evening, then at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, September 24 during conference, take a seat across from a vendor. We’ll explain the rest of the rules that morning. Each official will meet approximately seven vendors. Prizes will be awarded to participants. We are limiting the event to 50 city participants for the first year, please sign up early; first come, first served.

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/Speed+Dating+-+League+Style/2255068/270546/article.html.

League Out Of Office

The League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit, held September 23-25, takes the whole staff to Cedar Rapids. We’ll have limited or no access to phone calls and emails during that time and may not get back to you until Monday, September 28. Bring your questions to Cedar Rapids! We’re excited to see many of you there!

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/League+Out+Of+Office/2255069/270546/article.html.

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