New County Officers School


2017 New County Officers School
January 18-19
Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center, Des Moines

All newly-elected county officials and newly-appointed employees are encouraged to attend this two-day training to get a jump start on learning about county government. The NCO School is also an excellent opportunity for incumbent county officials and employees to brush up on important subjects. This year’s agenda includes advanced educational breakout sessions.

The first day of training will consist of general issues that apply to all county officials, such as open meetings law, ethics and budgeting.  The second day will be specific to each of the three offices that are up for election in November 2016 – auditors, supervisors and sheriffs.

Online registration closes on January 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm. At-the-door registration will be available.

Registration Fees:

Two-day school: $175 in advance
Two-day school: $200 at the door
One-day school: $100 in advance
One-day school: $125 at the door

Registration includes refreshment breaks, meals, and a CD of the 2017 NCO School Manual, which contains in-depth information about each of the subjects presented throughout the training. ***Counties may pay the registration fee for newly-elected officials to attend this training.

Hotel Accommodations:

A sleeping room block is available at the Holiday Inn Airport (611 Fleur Drive, Des Moines) for the evenings of Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  The group room rate is listed under the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) and is $100/night plus applicable taxes.  Please call the hotel’s reservation line, 515.287.2400, to make your room reservation.  All reservations must be made no later than 5:00 pm on December 29, 2016.  After this deadline, any rooms left will be released for general sale and the ISAC group rate will not be available.

Holiday Inn Airport Amenities: Indoor pool, full service express restaurant, fitness and business centers, and free wireless high-speed Internet.


Please contact Kelsey Sebern, or 515.244.7181, with any questions.