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Melody Taninies Celebrates 25 Years With IAMU

Posted By IAMU, 8 hours ago

In today’s world, the median tenure for U.S. workers at a company is 4.2 years. That statistic alone makes Melody Taninies’ time at IAMU impressive. Melody has been delighting members with her smile and her service for 25 years.

Melody was drawn to the IAMU because she wanted to work for a service organization. As she recently explained, “I like to help people and IAMU just felt right. It was a good fit from the very first day.”

Melody started at IAMU in April 1992 as a receptionist, and after two years settled into her role as the administrative assistant for the Job Training and Safety (JT&S) area, which recently changed to Safety Services. Melody is now transitioning into a new administrative role at IAMU.

“Being part of how IAMU has grown into what it is today has been quite a ride!” Melody said.  “It doesn’t seem at all like twenty-five years.”

Tags:  IAMU Staff  Melody Taninies 

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Associate Members: Don't Miss These Marketing Opportunities to Reach Municipal Utilities

Posted By IAMU, 14 hours ago

Looking for ways to reach your municipal utility customers? The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) has a few marketing opportunities that we want to let you know about.

  • Our Buyer’s Guide is a bi-annual electronic booklet that allows you to highlight your company and its products and services. You have an entire page to do with what you wish -- photos, contact information, sales copy, whatever you can dream up (within reason).
  • Our 70th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine advertising allows you to have extended ad exposure compared to typical magazine advertising. Readers are much more likely to keep this special publication than a reoccurring magazine. This is a limited first-come, first-served opportunity.
  • Our Golfin’ Fore Safety event is your chance to make our safety fundraiser even more fun for participants by sponsoring various aspects of the day. Bonus: You can come golf, too, as part of most sponsorship levels.
  • Our Equipment Demo & Exhibit Day is a great way to show potential customers what you can provide by demo-ing or exhibiting your products or services in a real-life setting. You’ll also be able to invite your other clients (beyond the IAMU members whom we will invite) to come out and check out what you do. This is a free event to participate, but we need you to sign up. We’re also looking for event sponsors.

If you have any questions about these opportunities, please feel free to contact Jen Cronin at 515-289-1999 or

Tags:  70th Anniversary  Associates  Buyer's Guide  Equipment Demo  Golfin' Fore Safety 

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Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training Webinar - May 25th

Posted By IAMU, Monday, April 24, 2017

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities’ Safety Services will be holding a Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training webinar. This webinar will address the following:

  • The effects of drugs and alcohol on the body
  •  How to know if someone is on drugs
  •  Suggestions for what an individual can do about it

60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of alcohol abuse;

60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of drug/controlled substance abuse

*Certificate of Completion will be emailed to registrants after the event*


Who Should Attend?

Employees and supervisors involved with CDLs and gas operations



Paul Kittelson, IAMU Safety Services


Webinar Time and Length:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.



$40 per IAMU Member participant; $65 per Non-IAMU Member participant


Webinar instructions and information will be sent to the registrant’s email.


For online registration and additional information, please click here.

Tags:  Drug & Alcohol Training  Safety Services  Webinar 

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Save the Date: 6th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser for the DMACC Water Environmental Technology Program

Posted By IAMU, Monday, April 24, 2017

Help support future water and wastewater professionals by planning to sponsor and/or attend the Shrimp & Bingo Fundraiser. This year, the event will be held on Aug. 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny Campus. The evening will feature great food, prizes, and live music.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available. For more information, contact Dennis Hayworth at 515-256-4925 or by email at

To learn more about the Water Environmental Technology Program, visit:

Tags:  DMACC  Water  WET 

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Attention Water and Wastewater Members: Interested in Some Free CEUs and Free Lunch?

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pure Technologies is hosting a free seminar to go over “Condition Assessment of Large-Diameter Pressurized Pipelines,” on Tuesday, May 9 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Office. The seminar qualifies for 3 CEUs – distribution and wastewater.

The meeting will focus on creating successful pressure pipeline management programs using state-of-the-art technologies and engineering best practices to develop a cost-effective, safe and reliable asset management strategy.

Although the event is free, registration is required. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Steve Bruskiewicz at 262.305.5238 or by email at

Tags:  CEUs  Pure Technologies  Water 

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