Iowa Community Foundations are nonprofit organizations founded to meet the needs of local communities and encourage community foundation philanthropy.
The West Des Moines, Iowa Plan and Zoning Commission (PZC) offers a guide for people interested in understanding the finer details of how a PZC operates.
The West Des Moines, Iowa Board of Adjustment (BOA) offers a guide for people interested in understanding the finer details of how a BOA operates.
From Iowa State University - Method for listing, discussing and evaluating the various forces for and against a proposed change.
From Iowa State University - Overview of 5 needs assessment techniques for making decisions allocating public (or private) resources.
From Iowa State University - A tool kit for group decision making.
Handbook provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This document is a resource guide on public involvement best practices and strategies. Better Decisions Through Consultation and Collaboration U.S. EPA Better Decisions Through Consultation and Collaboration 15.00
PlanIowa.com provides an extensive list of tools for cities and counties to use to engage the public, including a video series.
From Iowa State University - A wide variety of free and low cost memos on administrative and procedural topics, which are available for download at the extension online store.
Overview and detailed description of Iowa Code Chapter 28E: Joint Exercise of Governmental Powers.
A list of the fringe area agreements for Johnson County, Iowa.
The Iowa Councils of Governments (COGs) provide professional planning, programming, and technical assistance to Iowa’s cities, counties, businesses, community organizations and Iowans of all ages.
The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) offers a wide variety of services, which can be found on their website.
The Iowa League of Cities is a membership-based organization that advocates for municipalities and provides resources such as publications and trainings for its members.