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LEAGUE of CITIES 24 IOWA December 2015 | Volume 71 | No. 6 contents Oelwein considers education part of economic growth When a local employer planned a major expansion the city of Oelwein found partnerships to ensure their community could provide skilled workers-fast. 10 Conservation Innovation Grant The League is one of the 2015 recipients of a Con-servation Innovation Grant (CIG) that is administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Learn more about how this grant will help develop a Water Quality Offset Program in Iowa. 8 13 Annual Report Check out the Annual Report for your Iowa League Cities for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015. Q&A: Harness the sun – together Partnerships between cities and utility companies are helping more cities in Iowa play an active role in expanding the use of solar energy. 16 Features information relevant to various city departments: -Column | They’re here! -Administration | Beginning of year – A full to-do list -Legal | Regulation of snowmobiles -Economic Development | IEDA programs -Human Resources | HR alphabet soup -Public Safety | Peace officer certification requirements About the cover Iowa Law Enforcement Academy’s basic academy stu-dents participating in the annual Peace Officer Memori -al Ceremony on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol. Learn more about peace officer certification requirements on page 21. 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 | December 2015 | 3

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