Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Conference

About the Workshop

Attend this year’s workshop to learn about Leadership Skills. There will be presentations on the elements of leadership, group and team development, ethics and leadership, organizational self assessment and defining excellence. As a bonus, you will also receive credit in the Leadership Institute.

About the Conference

This year’s conference is sure to be one you won’t want to miss! Along with a slate of several relevant presentations, you can look forward to “mousetraps and gadgets” and roundtable discussions. Attendees will have ample time to meet with their peers.

Workshop Agenda
Conference Agenda

Note: Attendance to either the workshop or the conference is not necessary to participate in the other.

Who Should Attend

All public employees are invited to attend. Anyone who is in a leadership position, such as a first-line supervisor, or aspires to be in such a position will especially benefit from the workshop. Secondary road and street maintenance supervisors and staff will especially benefit from the conference. Although registrations are currently being taken, parts or all of the event could be altered or canceled at any time.  If held, we ask that everyone follow CDC and IDPH guidelines and Governors proclamation active at the time.  We are working to have a setup that supports the same and are hopeful that in 2021 we will back to our normal setup.  If canceled, registrations will be used to offer part of the subject material in a virtual manner.

Workshop and Conference Credits

Attendance at the workshop and conference will each provide contact hours toward the Iowa Roads Scholar program.


Rooms are available at the Quality Inn and Suites (515-232-9260) for $96 plus tax. Mention “Streets & Roads” to get the special rate. The block will be released on September 2, 2020.

Mousetraps and Gadgets

Do you have an innovative idea or invention that has reduced costs or improved efficiency in your agency? Let us know about it! A prize will be given for the best mousetrap or gadget!

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Keith Knapp at 515-294-8817 or or Shari Butterefield at


The Iowa Streets and Roads Conference provides vendors with the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their products. Attendees will primarily be maintenance supervisors and others responsible for maintaining streets and roadways, procuring related equipment and materials, and managing administrative functions.

Display and Setup Information

The following is the current plan for the Streets and Roads Conference vendors;

  • All vendors will be outdoor in the east parking lot. Protection from the elements is the responsibility of the vendor
  • Each display area will consist of an 8′ x 10′ space with an 8′ table and two chairs (essentially a parking space). Materials outside this area will not be allowed.
  • Electricity and wireless internet will NOT be provided.
  • Each vendor is limited to one space and two representatives in attendance
  • Outdoor areas for large wheeled equipment is still available in the front of the building. Purchase of one spot in the east parking lot is required to use this space. Vendors must notify us of their intent to use this space for planning purposes and limitations on the number of pieces may be required.
  • Vendors can set up before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23.


Rooms will be available at the Quality Inn and Suites 


Location assignment in the vendor space is based on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, so register early!  Note – registration usually opens in July.

Donations and Drawings

All door prize drawings will be conducted at your own vendor table this year. We will announce the winner, donated item, and donating entity within the ballroom during times indicated on the agenda. You are welcome to join us. This year we will NOT be asking the participants to have the vendors sign a card to be eligible for door prizes. No door prize donation table will be available. Contact us if you have questions.


There will not be a reception this year.