Sep 20
Sep 22

2022 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 20, 2022 — September 22, 2022


Workshop | September 20, 2022
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Conference | September 21–22, 2022
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.


5 Credit Hours

Event Contact
Keith Knapp
InTrans, Iowa LTAP

About the Workshop

Attend this year’s workshop to learn about Community Service and Customer Orientation Skills. There will be presentations on customer service, public relations, and diversity programs. 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 Keith Knapp 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 for $105 plus tax. Call 515-232-9260 and mention “Streets & Roads” to get the special rate or click on this link: The block will end on September 9, 2022.

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! Send ideas to Keith Knapp.

Group Tour

Join us for a tour of the Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm in Boone on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 4:00–5:45 p.m. 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 Keith Knapp to be put on a waiting list.

The Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm is the first-in-the-nation integrated research and demonstration facility dedicated to biomass production and processing. Biomass includes lignocellulosic crops, crop residues and grain. It is internationally recognized as the home of cutting-edge bioeconomy science and engineering. The research farm also hosts a research project led by the Asphalt Materials and Pavements Program (AMPP) to develop a biobased polymer derived from vegetable oil that could replace a carcinogenic material used in asphalt derived from crude oil petroleum and create tremendous economic opportunity.

Tentative Agenda

Workshop | Tuesday, September 20, 2022

TimeEvent Details
8:25 a.m.Welcome/Introduction
8:30 a.m.Customer Service
9:15 a.m.Public Relations – Internal and External Customers
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Public Relations Guidelines
11:30 a.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.Public Relations – Real World Activities
1:45 p.m.Diversity Programs
2:30 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m.Diversity – Community Efforts
3:30 p.m.Evaluations/Break

Conference | Wednesday, September 21, 2022

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m.Welcome
8:45 a.m.The FUNdamtentals of Meaningful Leadership
9:45 a.m.Break/Vendor Time
10:30 a.m.Motor Grader Capabilities
11:15 a.m.Understanding Team Dynamics and Successful Teams
12:00 p.m.Lunch/Vendor Time
1:15 p.m.Storm Spotting
2:15 p.m.Break/Vendor Time
2:45 p.m.Attracting and Retaining Employees – Challenges and Opportunities
3:30 p.m.Pavement Preservation Experiences Roundtable
4:00 p.m.SUDAS & Public Works Service Bureau Update
4:30 p.m.Door Prizes
5–7 p.m.Vendor Time/Social Gathering

Conference | Thursday, September 22, 2022

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.Bridge Construction Alternatives
10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Preparation for County Vehicle Crashes
10:45 a.m.What to Do and Not Do After an Emergency
11:15 a.m.Mousetraps and Gadgets and Awards
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 Keith Knapp at 515-294-8817 or