Sep 21
Sep 23

2021 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 21, 2021 — September 23, 2021


Workshop | September 21, 2021
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Conference | September 22–23, 2021
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.


5 Credit Hours

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 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 Shari Butterfield 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 $100 plus tax. Mention “Streets & Roads” to get the special rate. The block will be released on September 2, 2021.

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! Submit an entry here.

Group Tour

Join us for a tour of the Ziegler Cat Center in Altoona on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 4:00–8:00 p.m. The tour will highlight Ziegler’s services, which includes their parts department, shop, paint booth, and their machine rebuild capabilities. Dinner will be provided. The motor coach will leave the hotel at 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for the tour, but registration is required, so register early. If registration for the tour is full, contact Shari Butterfield at 515-294-1292 or


Workshop | Tuesday, September 21, 2021

TimeEvent Details
8:15 a.m.Arrive in Ballroom
8:25 a.m.Welcome/Introduction
8:30 a.m.Organizational Self-Assessment
9:15 a.m.Team Development
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Ethics and Leadership
11:30 a.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.Defining Excellence
1:45 p.m.Exploring the Elements of Leadership
2:30 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m.Right Side Ride Along
3:45 p.m.Evaluations/Break

Conference | Wednesday, September 22, 2021

TimeEvent Details
8:15 a.m.Arrive in Ballroom
8:30 a.m.Welcome and Association Updates
8:45 a.m.Keynote Speaker
9:45 a.m.Break/Vendor Time
10:30 a.m.Agricultural Superload Impacts on Pavements
11:15 a.m.Service Bureau Update and GRAMS Discussion
12:00 p.m.Lunch/Vendor Time
1:15 p.m.Winter Maintenance Pre-Treatment and Iowa Salt Use Reduction Plans
2:15 p.m.Break/Vendor Time
2:45 p.m.Excavation Safety Overview
3:30 p.m.What's New in Concrete
4:15 p.m.LTAP Update
4:30 p.m.Door Prizes
5–7 p.m.Vendor Time/Social Gathering

Conference | Thursday, September 23, 2021

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.Passing the Gavel
8:05 a.m.Roundtable Discussions
9:00 a.m.Roundtable Reports
9:15 a.m.Business Meeting/Elections
9:30 a.m.What's New in Asphalt
10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Pavement Preservation
10:45 a.m.Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization of Iowa Granular Roads
11:15 a.m.Mousetraps and Gadgets
11:30 a.m.Door Prizes
11:45 a.m.Evaluations
12:00 p.m.Adjourn


If you have questions or need more information, please contact Shari Butterfield at 515-294-1292 or