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Engaged Councils Buildings a strong Iowa.

The Iowa Extension Council Association is made up of a 25-member board of directors who represent the 900 county extension council members in the State of Iowa. Extension council members are elected officials who oversee the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach efforts in their county. These elected officials are responsible for the county's Extension and Outreach budget, directing the county's Extension and Outreach program, and hiring the employees to carry out the work that serves the needs of Iowans.

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Iowa Capitol dome. Iowa Extension Council Association Legislative Breakfast.  Thursday, February 22 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in the legislative dining room of the state capitol in Des Moines

County Extension Council members should visit the IECA Government Relations page to register, find event details, and view resources highlighting ways to share the public value of Extension and Outreach with decision-makers. 

ISU Extension and Outreach Information for Legislators

The Iowa Extension Council Association has curated resources for legislators to learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach and the public value that we provide to the citizens of Iowa.  Learn about the Real Impact of Extension and Outreach in your district.

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Rural Iowa landscape with fields and blue sky. Extension Council Conference on the Road 2024: Connecting to Your Communities

The 2024 Extension Council Conference will be held in six locations across the state in late March through early April.

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This training has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

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Council members are invited to learn more about property tax trends and how it will potentially impact their revenue.

Featured Resources

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Examining budget trends

Video: Lifecycle of County Funds

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Video: Lifecycle of County Funds

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Your county tax ask vs. your budget - how does it all work together? You will be empowered to spot potential cash flow issues, understand the different county funds, and shape budgets to reflect your county's priorities.

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Video: Financing County Programs

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Video: Financing County Programs

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How do allocate the fiscal resources to programs for success? Learn the opportunities and limitations of program dollars in your county budget. We'll discuss how to plan for high-impact/high-dollar programs as well as recurring programs.

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Video: Focus on Finance Committees

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Video: Focus on Finance Committees

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Learn about roles and responsibilities for finance committee members.