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.

Highlights 2019 Annual Meeting

In the Public Interest Award
The cities of Clive and Urbandale share the 2019
In the Public Interest Award
for their collaboration on
Fire Station #43.
Polk County Assessor Randy Ripperger warns of a coming tsunami as property assessments continue to increase without imposing limits on property tax revenues.
People care about their local communities, Jared Walczak asserts, and are willing to pay for them with property taxes provided local governments are clear about where and why they are using their tax dollars. 
 A Primer on Property Tax Limitations
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.