Sep 17
Sep 19

2019 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Conference

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center
2601 East 13th Street
Ames, Iowa 50010


September 17, 2019 — September 19, 2019


Workshop | September 17, 2019
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Conference | September 18-19, 2019
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.


5 Credit Hours


Event Contact
Beth Richards
InTrans, SUDAS

About the Workshop

Attend this year’s workshop to learn about effective communication. There will be presentations on business communication, conducting effective meetings, interaction with the public, and more! 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 and many exhibitors.

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.

Scholarship Opportunity

We are offering a limited number of scholarships for first time attendees. Please contact Beth Richards at for more information.

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 $94 plus tax. Mention “Streets & Roads” to get the special rate. The block will be released on September 2, 2019.

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!

Bowling Event

Join us for a free event of bowling, pizza, beverages, and fun on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Buses will leave the hotel at 3:45 pm.  There will be no charge for this event; however, you must be registered for the workshop and/or conference to attend.


Workshop | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.Registration
8:25 a.m.Welcome / Introduction
8:30 a.m.Use of Modern Technology in Communication with the Public
9:30 a.m.Interaction with the Public
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Conducting Effective Meetings
11:15 a.m.Business Communication
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Interpersonal Communication
1:45 p.m.Presentation Skills
2:30 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m.Use of Modern Technology in Communication with the Public
3:30 p.m.Wrap Up and Evaluations
3:45 p.m.Depart for Bowling Event

Conference Day 1 | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

TimeEvent Detail
8:00 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m.Welcome
8:45 a.m.WILL YOU BE READY? (Keynote Speaker)
9:45 a.m.Break / Vendor Time
10:30 a.m.Human Trafficking
11:30 a.m.ICEA Service Bureau Update
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:15 p.m.Gravel Road Maintenance: Problems, Solutions, and Dealing with People
2:00 p.m.LTAP Update
2:30 p.m.Break / Vendor Time
3:15 p.m.Roadside Vegetation
3:45 p.m.Workplace Safety
4:30 p.m.Award Presentations
4:45 p.m.Door Prizes
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Vendor Time / Social Gathering

Conference Day 2 | Thursday, September 19, 2019

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.Passing the Gavel
8:05 a.m.Roundtable Discussions and Reports
9:05 a.m.Business Meeting / Elections
9:15 a.m.Iowa One Call
10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Drama Free Communication
11:15 a.m.Mousetraps and Gadgets
11:45 a.m.Door Prizes


If you have questions, contact Beth Richards at 515-294-2869 or