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Golfing fore Scholars to Benefit IAMU Scholarship Program

Posted By IAMU, 7 hours ago

We are excited to announce that our annual golf outing will now be a fundraiser for the IAMU Scholarship Program (details will be announced in the coming months), and will award scholarships beginning in 2021.

Registration is open for the IAMU Golfing Fore Scholars fundraiser. This event, formerly Golfing Fore Safety, will be held at Briggs Woods Golf Course on Monday, September 21, 2020. Registration information and sponsorship opportunities can be found here.  See you there!

For More Info: Contact IAMU at 515.289.1999 or email

Purchase a raffle ticket from Jester Insurance at the event for your chance at walking away $1000 richer!

Tags:  Golfin' Fore Scholars 

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Annual Water Use Fee on the August EPC Agenda

Posted By IAMU, 12 hours ago

The proposed Water Use Annual Permit Fee is on the agenda for the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) at its August 18th meeting. The meeting will be held virtually. The $95.00 proposed fee will be presented for approval.  The agenda brief is available on the website under Upcoming Meeting: “EPC Packet and Agenda;” the water use annual fee agenda item is Item 6, packet page 13., with the meeting call-in information available on the website.

Tags:  EPC  Water 

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Social Media Strategies for Utilities Webinar Series Presented by Chris Snider of Chris Snider Design

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 6, 2020

Are you taking advantage of social media to communicate with customers and citizens? This webinar series aims to provide you with ways to identify and connect with your audience, develop content for platforms, and where social media is trending today.

Series Topics & Schedule:

September 9, 2020 - “Who is Your Audience & What Do They Need From You?”

September 16, 2020 - “Writing Better Content for Social Media”

September 23, 2020 - “Social Media Trends & How Social Networks Work in 2020”

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. each week

Cost: FREE for IAMU Utility Members

About the Presenter:

Chris Snider has spent his career pushing for innovative and creative ways to tell and present stories in print and online. He’s currently an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University in Des Moines. Chris has a degree in journalism from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Drake University.

Registration Info: To register, click on the above dates or visit the IAMU Events page HERE.

*The webinar link will be sent to the registered participant’s email address. Please note the webinar invite will come from Zoom.*


Tags:  Chris Snider  Social Media  Webinar 

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Speed: How it Increases the Risk of Car Crash Injuries

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, August 6, 2020

The faster you drive, the more likely you are to get injured in a crash.

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Tags:  EMC  Insights 

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COVID-19 Iowa Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Program Eligibility Criteria Expanded

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, August 6, 2020

Announced today, more Iowans will be eligible to receive assistance with their rent and mortgage payments through the COVID-19 Iowa Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention program. The program's eligibility criteria have been expanded to allow Iowans who have been receiving $600 a week in federal unemployment stimulus benefits to apply for assistance through the program.

Renters and Homeowners who previously received $600 unemployment benefit now eligible to apply for rent and mortgage assistance.

Applicants who have applied previously and were declined due to unemployment benefit status are welcome to reapply for assistance. Applicants with an adult member of their household who received the $600 benefit in one or more payments in June and/or July are ineligible to receive rent or mortgage assistance in arrears but may receive assistance beginning with the August payment. 


  • Current renters and homeowners that are at risk of eviction or foreclosure due to a documented COVID-19 related loss of income on or after March 17, 2020.
  • Household income at the time of application may not exceed 80% of the median family income, which varies by household size and county, a listing of income limits is available here
  • Additional eligibility information is available here.


  • Rental assistance for up to four months, including up to two months in arrears, no earlier than the April 1 rent payment, ($3,200 maximum).
  • Includes manufactured home rent and lot rent
  • Mortgage payment assistance, including up to four months (this can include up to two months in arrears) beginning with April 1 mortgage payment, ($3,000 maximum).


Additional program details and the application are available at

Program Details

Landlord Information

Tags:  COVID-19 

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