SUNSHINE LAWS – Open Meeting and Public Records in Iowa
November 1, 2017

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm



Join us for this free webinar that will cover the basics of open meetings and open records law for county officials and employees. This webinar is open to everyone and a recording will be available on the ISAC website.

SUNSHINE LAWS - Open Meetings and Public Records in Iowa

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”  (Patrick Henry)

Iowa Code chapters 21 and 22 provide the public with the means to access their government through open meetings and public records. This hour we will address the basics of our Sunshine Laws, so that you will know your responsibilities in ensuring a transparent and open government.

Margaret Johnson serves as Executive Director of the Iowa Public Information Board.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Iowa State University and a law degree from Marshall/Wythe Law School at the College of William and Mary.  Her prior legal experience includes serving as a captain with the Army JAGC; assistant district attorney in the 4th Judicial District, Colorado; assistant county attorney for Teller County, Colorado; private practice; the El Paso County GAL office; contract prosecutor for the Iowa Attorney Disciplinary Board and Fremont County, Iowa, county attorney.  Her judicial experience is as a substitute juvenile magistrate in Colorado.  Ms. Johnson’s non-legal work experience includes as summer editor and desk editor of the Iowa State Daily, editor of the Amicus Curiae at William and Mary and approved mediator in Colorado and Iowa.



Rachel E. Bennett

Member Relations Manager

Iowa State Association of Counties

5500 Westown Parkway, Suite 190

West Des Moines, IA 50266


Integrated Pest Management Training

November 7th, 2017

10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Wickiup Hill Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd., Toddville, IA

Speaker:  Mark H. Shour, Ph.D.
Pesticide Safety Education Program
Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

Approved for 3.0 CEUs

Cost - IEHA Members - Free

              Non-Members - $20.00

Lunch:  There are no eating establishments close by for lunch.  You can either brown bag it and bring your own lunch OR we will order lunch as a group from Jimmy Johns 

(Jimmy Johns ordering information will be emailed to registrants when we get closer to the training date.) 

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Iowa Department of Public Health - Protecting and Improving the Health of Iowans


Local Environmental Health Update

I am pleased to announce that the Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level course is now available as an independent-study, online course through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Independent-Study Web site! This course was made possible through a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI).


To access the course, please visit:


IS-305: Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level


For more information about this and other EHTER training opportunities, please visit


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Martin A. Kalis 
Public Health Advisor 
Environmental Health Services Branch 
Division of Emergency & Environmental Health Services 
National Center for Environmental Health 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop F-58 
Atlanta, GA 30341 
770.488.4568 (office)  
770.488.7310 (fax) 
Please also visit our EH Web site at 

We're continuing our online training series for well owners as well as offering opportunities specifically for professionals who work with well owners. Follow the links to learn more:

For Well Owners:

For Environmental Health Professionals:

For Real Estate Professionals:

The Private Well Class is able to offer continuing education units (CEs) through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) for attending our webinars. 

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Illinois State Water Survey

2204 Griffith Drive

Champaign, IL 61820


National Ground Water Association Webinars

Past Recorded Webinars

Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA)

2017 training schedule


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Check-in: 7:30 AM | Workshop 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

State Hygienic Lab, 2220 S Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny IA
Cost: Members: $100.00 / Non-Members: $190.00

This course will be held at the State Hygienic Lab.

» More Information     » Register Now!

Iowa Onsite Waste Water Training Center

2017 Workshop Schedule

Basics of Onsite 101 - Ankeny

Monday, October 30, 2017
DMACC-FFA Enrichment Center, RM 208, Ankeny, IA

The workshop provides a basic understanding of the functional characteristics of conventional septic systems and alternatives that are commonly used in Iowa. This course is a prerequisite for the Time of Transfer Certified Inspector Program, for those with less than two years of experience.

» More Information     » Register Now!


Illinois Online Well Classes


The new Private Well Class will provide information about private water supplies through the use of class modules that will be emailed to the subscribers.  This will allow the individual to participate at their own pace.   Those who participate in the class will have access to the tools a well owner needs to ensure a safe water supply and help extend the life of their well.  Participants will gain an understanding of the basic science of water wells and the benefits of using best practices to maintain and protect their water supply.

The following topics will be covered in the ten part email course:

  • understanding how groundwater moves and gets into your well
  • how water gets from your well to your faucet
  • basics of well construction and the type of well you have
  • how groundwater and wells get contaminated
  • common operations issues for well owners
  • how to care for and maintain your well, pump, and infrastructure
  • testing your well water and ensuring water is safe to drink
  • understanding test results and fixing water quality problems
  • understanding regulations that affect you
  • what to do in an emergency or equipment failure
  • where to find help and get questions answered locally

The lessons provided through emails will be reinforced by the use of monthly webinars which the participants can attend as often they wish -  even after the emailed class materials have ended.  There will also be opportunities to ask questions and be given additional information in the well related topics that interest you.  To find out more about how the classes will work, click here.



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