Make Your Messages Memorable

The next time you’re speaking at a city council meeting or other important event, how can you get your points across in a way that will make a difference? The answer is to organize your points into concise and relatable key messages. You can read about key messages and how to effectively use them in the current issue of Minnesota Cities magazine.

Find out how to use key messages


Developing a Culture of Safety: 16 Life Safety Initiatives

September and October—various dates and locations
This evening workshop will take you through the 16 Life Safety Initiatives that contribute to the foundation of safety policies in the U.S. fire service.

Mental Health First Aid for Police

September and October—various dates and locations
During this hands-on training you'll explore about the warning signs of mental health problems and discover how you can offer initial help during an emergency situation.

Free Webinar: Partnering for Successful Downtown Street Reconstruction Projects

Sept. 28—1-2 p.m.
City streets, water, sewer, and municipal utilities are vital services to residents in our communities. However, a considerable amount of this infrastructure is aging—and maintaining, repairing, and replacing it can be challenging and expensive. So what practices and tools can help your city successfully complete infrastructure upgrades? During this online briefing, hear about how one community formed effective partnerships to successfully complete a downtown street reconstruction project.
Read more about and register for this online training

2016 Regional Meetings

October—various dates and locations
Join LMC staff and your neighboring city officials this fall to learn about a model for engaging in constructive conversations with community members—no matter how challenging the situation. You'll also get an elections-year update from Minnesota's Secretary of State, hear from our IGR team about legislative issues, and have the opportunity to participate in a new, optional morning program.
Read more about and register for these meetings


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!

Read more about City Learning Point


Final 2016 Law Summaries Now Available

Got Questions About the City Sales Tax Exemption?

Resource Library

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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Which of these issues would you rank as top priority for your city?


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Which of these issues would you rank as top priority for your city?

  • Promoting civility
  • Increasing voter turnout
  • Previewing the 2017 Legislative Session
  • Engaging residents

You’ll have a chance to discuss all of these topics—and more—in a city near you this fall at the 2016 Regional Meetings!