Sep 19
Sep 21

2023 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 19, 2023 — September 21, 2023


Workshop | September 19, 2023
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Conference | September 20–21, 2023
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.


5 Credit Hours

About the Workshop

Attend this year’s workshop to learn about Management Basics. There will be presentations on the Conflict Resolution, Setting Goals and Expectations, Managing People, Changing the Culture, and the Transition to Supervisor.

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 Kori Mahieu 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, 2023.

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 Kori Mahieu.

Group Event

Join us for a group event of bowling at Perfect Games in Ames on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Details about the event will be forthcoming.

Tentative Agenda

Workshop | Tuesday, September 19, 2023

TimeEvent Details
8:25 a.m.Welcome/Introduction
8:30 a.m.Intersections: Conflict, Assertiveness and Listening
9:30 a.m.Transition to Supervisor
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Managing People/Managing Tasks: What's the Difference?
11:30 a.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.Setting Goals and Expectations
1:45 p.m.Dealing with Problem Employees
2:30 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m.Changing the Culture
3:30 p.m.Evaluations/Break

Conference | Wednesday, September 20, 2023

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m.Welcome and Association Updates
8:45 a.m.Keynote Speaker - Jim Olson
9:45 a.m.Break/Vendor Time
10:30 a.m.MVE Load Securement, Hauling, Etc.
11:15 a.m.Changes and Updates to Legislation
12:00 p.m.Lunch/Vendor Time
1:15 p.m.Winter Snow Policy - Who Needs One?
2:00 p.m.Break/Vendor Time
2:45 p.m.Managing Utility Facilities Within Public Rights-of-Way
3:30 p.m.Cross-Generational Communication
4:00 p.m.Door Prizes
4–6 p.m.Vendor Time/Social Gathering

Conference | Thursday, September 21, 2023

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.Pipeline Construction & County Inspection
10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Shop Construction Best Practices
10:45 a.m.Status of Collective Bargaining
11:15 a.m.Mousetraps & Gadgets, & 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 Kori Mahieu at 515-294-6154 or