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Connect With IAMU on Social Networks

Posted By IAMU, Friday, September 1, 2017

Do you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn? We’re on all three social networks and post frequently (but not too often that it would get annoying; we promise). We share information about IAMU trainings and events, news from the national associations, and public service announcements that you can share with your customers on your own social networks.

Connect with us today!

Tags:  Facebook  LinkedIn  Social Media  Twitter 

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IAMU Underground Electric Workshop - September 13th-15th

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mark your calendars for this year’s Underground Electric Distribution Workshop!  This year’s workshop will take place September 13 – 15 at the IAMU Training and Office Complex.

A variety of classroom topics and hands-on stations will be offered at this year’s training including:

  • Locating and Fault Finding Secondary & Primary
  • Elbows
  • Terminators
  • Splices
  • Transformers
  • Duct & Cable Work
  • Cable Repair & Replacement
  • Field Work

Apprenticeship testing is available on September 12 and the morning of September 13.  Apprentices are able to take their Year-end/Module Final Exams as well as Year-end/Module Final Skill Evaluations.  *Apprentices must pre-register for testing and skill evaluations.*  These are the only available times for evaluations and are limited to the first 10 apprentices to sign up.

The workshop reception allows attendees to mingle and network in an informal setting.

*Registration is capped at 48 participants.*

For additional information regarding the workshop, including online registration, brochure, agenda and schedule, please click HERE.

Tags:  Electric  Underground 

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Save the Date for the Municipal Utility Law 101 Workshop on October 23rd

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Presented by Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., this one-day workshop will provide an overview of a wide range of important municipal utility related legal topics, and is designed for municipal utility personnel including general managers, superintendents, finance officers, and even private attorneys working for a municipal utility.  Opportunities will be provided to ask questions in advance of the workshop and throughout the presentations.

Topics will include:

  • General municipal law
  • Collective bargaining
  • Utility rates and charges
  • Service territories
  • Billing and collections
  • Disconnections
  • City payments, franchise fees, PILOTs, and surplus transfers
  • IUB jurisdiction
  • Public purpose requirements
  • Ordinances and resolutions
  • Open meetings and open records
  • Public bidding and improvements
  • Employment law
  • Gift laws and public employee ethics

Please click HERE for registration and additional information.

Tags:  Ahlers & Cooney  Municipal Utility Law 

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IAMU Offers Security & Preparedness Resources Page

Posted By IAMU, Monday, August 28, 2017

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) takes the cyber and physical security of its members seriously. IAMU wants to make sure all members have access to the most current information and tools to ensure they can provide their customers with the safe, reliable utilities that they need and deserve. To help do just that, IAMU has created a Security & Preparedness Page on its website (

The page includes links to:

  • Physical security resources
  • Cybersecurity resources
  • Emergency planning resources
  • Free online, self-paced emergency training sessions from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team. Note: You’ll need to register for IDs to access these training sessions.
  • Security videos

You’ll also find a news feed from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team for timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits.

To access the IAMU Security & Preparedness Page, you must be a registered IAMU member.

  • Go to
  • Make sure that you are signed in or sign in before continuing. If you need your sign-in information, contact Josh Trout at
  • Click on the Resources tab (far right) in the navigation bar.
  • Click on Security & Preparedness to go to the page.

Tags:  Cyber Security  Disaster Preparedness 

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IaPELRA to host NPELRA Academy in September

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Iowa Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IaPELRA) will be hosting a National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) Academy in Clive, Iowa on September 6, 2017. 

IaPELRA is hosting Academy I:  The Foundation of Labor Relations.

Academy I will give participants resources to achieve a better understanding of the basic principles and practices of labor relations. Through lively workshops and interactive exercises, participants sharpen their knowledge of "The Duty to Bargain", "Good Faith", "The Scope of Bargaining", "The Profile of an Excellent Negotiator" and writing important contract clauses. Participants will be given tools of the trade to assist them in preparing and organizing for bargaining and also in enforcing and administering the collective bargaining agreement. An overview of comparative negotiating processes illustrates various approaches to bargaining and tips for success. 

The NPELRA Labor Relations Academy Certification Program is an innovative teaching program designed specifically for public sector labor relations and human resources professionals who are new to the field, as well as for experienced practitioners seeking additional training. 

The unique four-step program leads to the distinctive title of:

Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP)

To receive the designation of CLRP, participants must complete Academies I, II, and III (academies may be completed in any order).  Following the completion of all three academies, individuals may take an exam or submit a Labor Relations Professional Paper to be approved by the NPELRA Labor Relations Academy Committee prior to awarding certification.  Additional academy details may be seen at:

Do not miss the unique opportunity to receive National training without traveling out of state!  The Academy will be held during IaPELRA’ s Annual Conference at the Clive Aquatic Center September 6, 2017; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Academy fees range from $299 to $399, depending upon your membership status.  Registration information is available at: 

IaPELRA will be reimbursing IaPELRA members $100 toward the Academy registration cost if they also attend the IaPELRA Annual Training Conference.  Information regarding IaPELRA membership is also available at:

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call Susan at NPELRA;

877-NPELRA1 (1-877-673-5721). 


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