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2014 Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference

The 2014 League Annual Conference & Exhibit, September 24-26 in Council Bluffs, includes a wide variety of workshops that promise quality training and education for all attendees. After joining the Wednesday afternoon workshops and visiting the exhibit hall that evening, attendees will have numerous learning opportunities the next two days.

The Thursday slate includes four sessions that each feature several great workshops. The two morning sessions (9-10 a.m. and 10:45-11:45 a.m.) has workshops on topics such as economic development, improving water quality, nuisance abatement, sustainability and wellness programs.
Following lunch, there are two more sessions (2:15-3:15 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.) that offer workshops on a variety of topics, including online city services, financial oversight, open meetings and open records, and public involvement in city projects.

Wrapping up on Friday morning (8-9 a.m.), another strong menu of topics will be offered, including insurance best practices, the challenges of growth with aging infrastructure and service sharing.
With so many different educational offerings some attendees could feel overwhelmed. One tip is to plan ahead by reviewing the full conference schedule. Also, cities sending multiple attendees can cover more ground by joining different workshops.