State Budget Forecast: Steady Growth with New Demands on Horizon
Budget projections for the short term are up, while longer-term projections show steady growth, but not as much as previously reported. You can find these numbers and more in the newly released state budget and economic forecast from Minnesota Management and Budget.
Free Webinar: Drones in the City—How to Fly within the Law
Dec. 13—11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Drones, or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are becoming a more common sight in Minnesota cities, and they have the potential to be valuable tools in a variety of tasks. But this leads cities to ask: How can we legally and safely use drones?
Newly Elected Officials: 2017 Leadership Conference
Jan. 20-21, 2017—Mankato
Jan. 27-28, 2017—Bloomington
Feb. 24-25, 2017—Brainerd
Congratulations on your new city leadership position! We encourage you to attend this comprehensive two-day training so you can get your term off to a strong start.
Experienced Officials: 2017 Leadership Conference
Jan. 27-28, 2017—Bloomington
What can cities do to increase success for all residents in our communities? Gather with your municipal colleagues from around Minnesota to talk about how we can reform local government policies to positively impact communities of color.
City Learning Point: Professional Online Training
City Learning Point provides online courses that are easy to navigate and designed specifically for the staff and elected officials of Minnesota cities.
It’s affordable, convenient, effective training just for Minnesota cities!
Apply Now for a Spot on LMCIT Board
The League is seeking elected or appointed city officials to fill two openings on the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust Board of Trustees. Each appointment will fill a three-year term beginning April 1, 2017. The deadline to submit an application is Jan. 6.
Court Blocks New FLSA Overtime Rule
A federal district court judge for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction on Nov. 22 blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing the rule that would have raised the salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) “white collar” exemption to $47,476 on Dec. 1, 2016.
What Does Your City Need to Know about Drones?
Get tips and tricks on how to use drones legally and safely during this free online training.
When Crisis Strikes Out of State
Employees of Minnesota cities often deploy to natural disasters and other emergencies outside of Minnesota. A few best practices can limit your city's liability when lending a hand.
Training Created Just for New Municipal Leaders
Are you ready to get your term off to a good start? Join us in early 2017 for a comprehensive workshop.
Updated Guide to Drug and Alcohol Testing
The Drug and Alcohol Testing Toolkit for the City Workplace information memo can help your city understand options for testing employees for drug and alcohol use under state and federal law.
Learn How Your City Can Increase Success for *All* Residents
Join with your municipal colleagues from around Minnesota to talk about how we can reform local government policies to positively impact communities of color.
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Check out the Resource Library to find handbooks, manuals, information memos, publications, and other resources you need to govern and manage your city.
What would most help make your city an inclusive place for all residents?
- Learning effective ways to talk about race
- Examining how city policies can advance equity
- Getting practical tools to drive real-world results
Gather with colleagues from across the state to explore these topics and more at the 2017 Leadership Conference for Experienced Officials, which will focus on concrete ways that Minnesota cities can promote race equity.Back