A distinctive feature of the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) is its regional system, which consists of six regional groups. The regional structure was first adopted in 1897 for the purpose of increasing the membership, arousing interest in industry issues and providing an opportunity to discuss problems in small groups. More than a century later, that tradition continues each spring and fall when Iowa bankers attend IBA regional meetings across the state to discuss legislative issues, regulatory challenges and the current banking environment.
The IBA Regional System is incredibly valuable to the IBA’s grassroots volunteer network. Each region is represented on the IBA Board of Directors. Every two years, each group elects a banker from their region to serve a two-year term on the IBA Legislative Committee followed by a two-year term on the IBA Board of Directors.
IBA Regions by County
Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Woodbury, Monona
Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hancock, Howard, Mitchell, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, Wright
Boone, Dallas, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Madison, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, Warren, Webster
Benton, Delaware, Dubuque, Cedar, Clinton, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Muscatine, Scott
Adams, Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Decatur, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union
Appanoose, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington, Wayne