The Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa is pleased to offer Ideas In Action, a series of insightful, informative and educational networking events. We are committed to keeping members and the community involved and informed about key issues.

The public is encouraged to attend.





Alternative Service Delivery:
A Win-Win for K-12 Schools?

If you’re a… 
  • K-12 school board member or superintendent,
  • a business officer,
  • a member of the Taxpayers Association, or
  • an interested taxpayer,

You’ll not want to miss this workshop. Register now.


Mark your calendar for the next Ideas in Action:

November 16 – Understanding the New Iowa

School Report Card

Stay tuned for further details.


Ideas in Action: Des Moines 201 | 4.20.17

Ideas In Action: The Art of Budgeting | 1.26.17

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Ideas In Action: Des Moines 101 | 11.10.16

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The Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa hosted 50+ community members November 10th at the Cub Club. Guests were provided a unique opportunity to engage in frank, face-to-face conversation with city leaders. Attendees explored various aspects of our city’s development, including River Recreation, East Village Development, the Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines Nightlife, Trails & Mobility, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, and learned more about the Taxpayers Association and our mission. Emcee’d by Abby Eckert of Principal Financial Group, the Des Moines 101 session of our Ideas In Action series received rave reviews from guests! The unique rotating “round table” format, held in the Cub Club’s casual environment, resonated with guests, who felt they had truly joined the conversation.

Ideas In Action: Capital Funding in K12 Education | 11.12.15

Ideas In Action: The Impact of Taxes on Small Businesses | 10.14.15

Ideas In Action:  School Funding| Galen Howsare | 04.10.14

Ideas In Action: School Funding | Dr. Jerry Deegan handouts | 04.10.14

Ideas In Action: Des Moines Airport Authority | Kevin Foley | 10.09.14

Ideas In Action: DART | Elizabeth Presutti | 12.11.14

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) – The Good, The Bad and The Facts (VIDEO)