Needed: More State Funds for City Streets
The League and others are advocating at the Capitol for additional dedicated state funding for city street maintenance, construction, and reconstruction. Support from cities for this initiative is critical to its success. We have several tools available to help cities advocate for city street funding. Please join us in this effort!
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.
2017 Safety & Loss Control Workshops
March & April—nine locations across Minnesota
Practical training is just ahead! Join city colleagues from your area of the state and hear from experts about how to be safe on the job. Leave with tips and tricks for managing risks and common safety challenges.
2017 Legislative Conference for Cities
March 23—St. Paul
Join your city colleagues in St. Paul this March as you get up to date on how the League's legislative priorities are fairing at the Capitol. Plus, get tips on how to advocate, tour the renovated Capitol building, and more!
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!
Underserved Cities Receive Broadband Grants
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded grants totaling $34 million to help 42 entities in Minnesota develop broadband infrastructure in their communities. The awards will help serve 16,627 households, 71 community institutions, and 2,240 businesses in unserved or underserved regions of the state.
New Tax Proposals Include LGA Increase
Gov. Dayton has unveiled a $300 million package of tax provisions that includes a $20 million permanent increase in local government aid (LGA) funding. Sen. Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) is also introducing a tax bill that includes the additional LGA funding as well as several local tax increment financing provisions.
Shine a Light on City Issues March 23
Get updates on how city legislation is fairing at the Capitol as you focus on city issues during this conference.
POST Board Seeks Greater MN City Official
The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has a vacancy for an elected official from a Greater Minnesota city with a population under 5,000. Interested city officials are strongly encouraged to let League staff know if they intend to apply.
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.
Sled, Skate, and Ski—Tips for Safe Winter Recreation
Find loss control tips for managing and maintaining your winter recreation resources, like sledding hills and ice rinks, in the Parks & Recreation Loss Control Guide.
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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On the Line: Public Safety Risk Management
Save the Dates for the 2017 Safety & Loss Control Workshops
Check out the Resource Library to find handbooks, manuals, information memos, publications, and other resources you need to govern and manage your city.
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