Jul 09

2020 ICEA Mid-Year Conference

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


If on-site:
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Dr.
Ames, Iowa 50014



July 9, 2020


Check-in at 7:45 am
Conference Begins at 8:15

Event Contact
Keith Knapp
InTrans, Iowa LTAP


The ICEA Mid-Year Conference is held every July in Ames, Iowa. It is an opportunity for county engineers and their staff to gather information about subjects and activities that can improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

In 2020, as part of registration, you’ll be asked about whether you would attend two meeting options being considered. One option includes an extended online Executive Board meeting with partner updates and an hour of ethics training. The other option is an on-site meeting designed to meet any gathering rules in place at the time of the event. You will be able to indicate if you would attend either option. The registration deadline this year is June 11, 2020.

Who Should Attend

Attendance at this event is limited to Iowa Secondary Roads Department staff and related personnel, along with related Iowa DOT and FHWA-Iowa Division staff.

Pre-conference Golf Outing

A pre-conference golf outing and social for those who do not wish to golf will be held on July 8, 2020 at Veenker Golf Course in Ames. Dinner will be served following the social/golf outing at Moore Memorial Park just north of Veenker. This is NEW this year.

This is a separate registration process. Please click here to sign up for the lunch before golf, the golf outing, the social and the BBQ dinner. Registration for the golf outing and dinner is required by June 30, 2020.

Just in case the link above doesn’t work, the address is here:

For questions, contact Niki Stinn, Iowa DOT, at or 515-239-1064. (Voicemails will forward to her email, and she will return the call if she does not answer)

Tentative Agenda (if on-site)

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. Registration – Coffee and Rolls
8:15 – 8:25 a.m. Executive Board Update (State of the ICEA Address)
8:25 – 8:45 a.m. Service Bureau Update
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. TIF and Bonding Experience Panel
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Building Performance through Strengths and Motivations
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Best Practices with Windfarm Development – Construction and Maintenance Agreements
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Missouri River Flooding
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Highway research & SRRE Update
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Ethical Choices, What Would You Do?
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Local Systems Update with Project Funding Alternatives Discussion
3:30 p.m. ADJOURN