The association holds its annual meeting on the third Wednesday of February. The public is invited to join our members for breakfast, an update on the year’s initiatives, and a presentation on a subject of current interest to local taxpayers.

2020 Annual Meeting

  • K-12 education consumes 55% of the state general fund.
  • 44-55% of Iowa property owners’ taxes fund their local school.
  • Iowa’s national achievement ranking has slipped from first place to just above the national average.

Join us on February 19 at the Botanical Center

A panel of professionals comprised of a consultant, a local school superintendent, a member of the Iowa legislature, and a representative of the Iowa School Board Association will respond to these questions: Are Iowa’s public schools adequately funded? Are Iowans getting a good return on their investment? 

2019 Annual Meeting

  • In the Public Interest Award presented to the cities of Clive and Urbandale for their collaboration on Fire Station #43.

  • Jared Walczak from the National Tax Foundation offered a primer on property tax limitations.
  • Polk County Assessor Randy Ripperger warned of a tsunami-like increase in property assessments.  
2018 Annual Meeting
  • Chairman Bob O’Hollearn presented the In the Public Interest Award to Christine Hensley for 24 years of outstanding public service on the Des Moines City Council.


  • Mayors and City Managers representing 5 metro-area cities explained their unique approaches to anticipated revenues should the Local Option Sales & Service Tax be approved.


  • The annual meeting provides an opportunity for networking and fellowship.