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.
- 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.