October 17th / 18th 2019
Hotel Ottumwa
107 E. Second Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: (641) 682-8051

It’s time to get ready for the 2019 Landlords of Iowa State Convention. Save the date, and get ready for a great one. As you can see, we have a very high caliber of people who want to help YOU navigate through the sometimes tricky regulatory environment, and in doing so, help you grow your business.

Here’s how you can help. This is YOUR convention, for YOUR profession. As a volunteer-based organization, YOU are the lifeblood of what we do, and what we do should reflect your ideas, your chapter, and your work. So, we have put together two teams – Convention and Communication, that will be active until the convention is adjourned. Our view is simple: when we stick together, great things get done. We would like each Chapter to designate one person for either team (not necessary to be a LOI board member – in fact, let’s get more people involved!) So, please share this link with your chapter, and let’s have some fun!

Now, to the convention: we’re pleased to share with you the convention agenda, hotel information, and lastly, the online form for credit card registration (you can also register now by check.)

We have two hotels, locally, including one at the convention site, where Landlords of Iowa members / convention attendees can stay at a special rate, and breakfast / lunch / dinner will be provided on site.

As in previous years, the early bird registration rate is a smooth $99.00 for both days. But we are trying something new – we’re asking your help in identifying vendors and potential sponsors in your communities. If you’ve got a good one near you, please feel free to forward them this link, and we’ll invite them!

Finally, special thanks to the Ottumwa Chapter, and specifically Inez and Keith Hill for all their work in setting up the convention – much appreciated.

With that – let’s make it a great summer, and we hope to see you in October!

The Landlords of Iowa Convention Team


Registration Fees – Register Online Here!
$99.00 – Early Bird registration available until Sep. 21st 2019.

$125.00 – Regular registration. There will be an option to register and pay at the conference.


Hotel Ottumwa – $79.95 per night. Call (641) 682-8051.
Americinn – $84.90-$90.90 per night. Call (641) 8222.

Be sure and ask for the Landlords of Iowa Block Rate for your Discount.

Would you like to register instead by mail? You can print the registration form here.

Vendors / Sponsorships – Register Online Here!

Gold – $399.00
• 5-7 minute presentation to attendees during the convention
• Vendor booth during the convention
• 1/2 page ad in the convention booklet

Silver – $249.00
• Vendor booth during the convention
• 1/4 page ad in the convention booklet

Bronze – $35.00
• Business Card ad in the convention booklet

Convention Schedule

Thursday, October 17, 2019
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM State Board Meeting
(12:00 – Lunch During Meeting for Board Delegates. (Remember – all Landlords of Iowa Chapters can designate Board members – for new Chapters, or for Chapters with new members, please consider attending.)

1:45 PM – Welcome and Call to Convention and Overview
2:00 – 3:00 Kristi Grove: Identity Theft
3:00 – 4:00 Officer Jason Bell: Iowa Drug Trends
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:00 Blake Smith: The Problem of Diversification in the Real Estate Sector
5:00 – 5:30 Landlords of Iowa Board President Marc Gillette: Remarks
5:30 – 6:30 – Dinner
6:30 – 7:30 Visit Vendors / Networking

Friday, October 18, 2019
8:00 – 9:00 Registration & Light Breakfast / Q & A with Landlords of Iowa Board
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks by Ottumwa, IA Mayor Tom Lazio
9:15 – 9:30 Andrew Wartenberg Executive Director Greater Ottumwa Convention & Visitors Bureau – Comments and Call for Questions
9:30 -11:00 Keynote Speaker Jodie McDougal: Recognizing and Avoiding Common Landlord problems, Eviction Process. Service & Emotional Support Animals

11:00 AM – Break
11:15 -12:15 Stephanie Adkisson: Iowa Civil Rights – Fair Housing
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 – Heather Timmins: Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills
2:15 – 2:45 – Marvin Boyer: Rental Insurance
3:00 -5:00 Roundtable – Pete McRoberts, Executive Director, Landlords of Iowa
Jim Obradovich, Lobbyist, Daryl Kruse, Legislative Representative
5:00 End of Convention