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  • Stewardship

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Action Needed to Keep Early Voting Bill Alive

Legislation establishing early voting in Minnesota must be heard in the House Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee by March 27, or it will die for this session. An early voting system eliminates many of the administrative costs of the current absentee ballot procedures. The League encourages city officials to contact their legislators this week to ask for their support for early voting.

Read more and get early voting talking points


2015 Minnesota Association of Townships Elected Officer Training

March 30—Mahnomen
April 3—Carlton
Did you miss the League’s Newly Elected Leadership Conference in January and February? LMC members now have the opportunity to attend this crash course in governing offered by the Minnesota Association of Townships.
Read more about and register for this year's training

2015 Safety & Loss Control Workshops

April 1—Morton
April 2—North Mankato
April 7—St. Cloud
April 14—Rochester
April 16—Brooklyn Park
April 21—St. Paul
April 23—Cohasset
Sessions are available for a whole cross-section of city staff that will keep you up to date on the latest in your industry, as well as help keep you safe and mitigate risk on the job.
Read more about and register for this year's training

Minnesota Mayors Association 2015 Annual Conference

April 24-25—White Bear Lake
Find out how unique challenges mayors face provide opportunities to lead your city well, and hear from the Commissioners of Natural Resources, Pollution Control, and Transportation on how mayors are a critical link when collaborating with state agencies.
Read more and register for this conference


City HR Actions Lookup Tool

Looking for bright ideas on HR-related matters? Use the City HR Actions Lookup tool to find examples and get ideas from cities across the state. The League’s newest lookup tool includes over 1,100 examples of what cities have done in the area of HR. Categories include combining positions, eliminating positions, changing policies that affect staff, early retirement, making changes to employee benefits, and more.

Read more and access the HR Actions Lookup


Governor Releases Supplemental Budget Proposal

LMC Phone Lines Down March 27, 4-7 p.m.

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What’s the best part about spring in your city?


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What’s the best part about spring in your city?

  • The end of plowing, salting, scraping, and shoveling.
  • The sun is still out when the city council meeting begins!
  • Getting outside—parks, trails, and athletic fields are calling me.
  • Planning for summer events and festivals is always fun.

Thanks to all the city staff that kept cities running during cold, snowy weather. Let’s hope March goes out like a lamb this year.


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