Cityscape October 2015 : Page 5

UPCOMING Trainings & Events City Week -October 12-16 The League sponsors City Week as part of an ongoing effort to raise public awareness about the services that cities perform and to educate the public on how city government works. The League provides tools to help cities implement City Week activities in their communities. Visit www.cityweekiowa.com . Budget amendments The Iowa Department of Management has revised the city budget amendment file this summer. For the first budget amendment of the year, the “Total Budget as certified or last amended” column will automatically fill in with the data from your city’s Fiscal Year 2016 certified budget. If the city must amend more than once, use the dropdown box on the Publication Notice to indicate which amendment number. Find the new forms with complete instructions at www.dom.state.ia.us/local/city/index.html. You will find the excel file mid-page under the heading of “City Budget Forms.” Budget Workshops November -December Billboard Iowa League of Cities The annual Budget Workshops series provides information and guidance on important financial issues and completing the city budget. The workshops are designed for city administrators, city clerks and finance officers, but are open to all city officials. Register online at www.iowaleague.org . webinar SERIES 2015 Find pre-recorded webinars on a variety of topics at www.iowaleague.org. Executive Board highlights Municipal Leadership Academy (MLA Part One) November -December The Iowa League of Cities Executive Board met Thursday, August 27 at the League’s office in Des Moines. Among the items addressed by the board were: Logo placed on the ballot at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting during the Annual The Municipal Leadership Academy provides municipal officials with a curriculum to assist them in effec-tively meeting the requirements of their office. Register online at www.iowaleague.org . • Approved Legislative Priorities and heard the slate of officers, both to be Conference Exhibit. Iowa League of & Cities • Approved the June 2015 financial reports. 2015 and Awards Committees, as well as the • Received reports on the Nominating status of the Annual Conference & Exhibit and member database update project. • Received a review of the Municipal Leadership Academy, Budget Workshops and heard from TrueNorth. webinar SERIES Learn more about these events and others at www.iowaleague.org • Reviewed the strategic goals adopted at their August 2014 meeting. Minutes from Executive Board meetings are available online at www.iowaleague.org. Iowa League of Cities | October 2015 | 5

Upcoming Trainings & Events

City Week - October 12-16

The League sponsors City Week as part of an ongoing effort to raise public awareness about the services that cities perform and to educate the public on how city government works. The League provides tools to help cities implement City Week activities in their communities. Visit www.cityweekiowa.com.

Budget Workshops

November - December

The annual Budget Workshops series provides information and guidance on important financial issues and completing the city budget. The workshops are designed for city administrators, city clerks and finance officers, but are open to all city officials. Register online at www.iowaleague.org.

Municipal Leadership Academy (MLA Part One)

November - December

The Municipal Leadership Academy provides municipal officials with a curriculum to assist them in effectively meeting the requirements of their office. Register online at www.iowaleague.org.

Learn more about these events and others at www.iowaleague.org

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/Upcoming+Trainings+%26amp%3B+Events/2275727/273684/article.html.

Budget Amendments

The Iowa Department of Management has revised the city budget amendment file this summer. For the first budget amendment of the year, the “Total Budget as certified or last amended” column will automatically fill in with the data from your city’s Fiscal Year 2016 certified budget. If the city must amend more than once, use the dropdown box on the Publication Notice to indicate which amendment number.

Find the new forms with complete instructions at www.dom.state.ia.us/local/city/index.html. You will find the excel file mid-page under the heading of “City Budget Forms.”

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/Budget+Amendments/2275728/273684/article.html.

Executive Board Highlights

The Iowa League of Cities Executive Board met Thursday, August 27 at the League’s office in Des Moines. Among the items addressed by the board were:

• Approved Legislative Priorities and heard the slate of officers, both to be placed on the ballot at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting during the Annual Conference & Exhibit.

• Approved the June 2015 financial reports.

• Received reports on the Nominating and Awards Committees, as well as the status of the Annual Conference & Exhibit and member database update project.

• Received a review of the Municipal Leadership Academy, Budget Workshops and heard from TrueNorth.

• Reviewed the strategic goals adopted at their August 2014 meeting.

Minutes from Executive Board meetings are available online at www.iowaleague.org.

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/Executive+Board+Highlights/2275729/273684/article.html.

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