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Governance

  • Updated: 04/13/2016 12:39 pm CDT
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    Iowa Community Foundations are nonprofit organizations founded to meet the needs of local communities and encourage community foundation philanthropy.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 12:31 pm CDT
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    From Iowa State University - Method for listing, discussing and evaluating the various forces for and against a proposed change.

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    From Iowa State University - Overview of 5 needs assessment techniques for making decisions allocating public (or private) resources.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:31 pm CDT
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    From Iowa State University - A tool kit for group decision making.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:37 pm CDT
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    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

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:38 pm CDT
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    PlanIowa.com provides an extensive list of tools for cities and counties to use to engage the public, including a video series.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:39 pm CDT
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    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.

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    Overview and detailed description of Iowa Code Chapter 28E: Joint Exercise of Governmental Powers.

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    A list of the fringe area agreements for Johnson County, Iowa.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:42 pm CDT
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    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.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:44 pm CDT
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    The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) offers a wide variety of services, which can be found on their website.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 12:28 pm CDT
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    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.