New County Officers School

January 13-14, 2021
Sheraton West 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 four offices that are up for election in November 2020 – supervisors, sheriffs, and auditors

Handouts and Presentations:

Registration Fees:

Registration includes refreshment breaks, meals, and the 2021 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 Sheraton West Des Moines (1800 50th Street, West Des Moines) for the evenings of Tuesday, January 12, 2020 and Wednesday, January 13, 2021.  The group room rate is listed under the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) and is $112/night plus applicable taxes.  Please call the hotel’s reservation line, 515.223.1800, to make your room reservation.  All reservations must be made no later than 5:00 pm on December 23, 2020,  After this deadline, any rooms left will be released for general sale and the ISAC group rate will not be available.

The Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel rooms feature modern conveniences and contemporary comfort. Guests will have access to a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, and self-parking facilities.


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