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Preliminary Valuation Results of PERA Plans Are In

The Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees received the preliminary valuation results for defined benefit plans, and the news was mixed. Despite a lower-than-anticipated investment performance, the General Plan funding ratio increased as measured on an actuarial basis. The financial picture for the Police & Fire Plan is similar.

Read more in the Cities Bulletin


Basic Police Reports (Writing for Success)

various dates—September and October
Whether you are a new officer or an experienced one, it’s crucial you know how to write reports in an organized, factual, and effective manner. During this hands-on workshop, you will explore common report-writing problems, discuss techniques for writing a more complete and detailed report, and examine your own writing style.
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Keeping Electronic City Data Secure

Is your city doing all it can to protect its data? Take part in this free webinar to find out how to secure your city's data, learn how to balance employee needs with keeping data safe, and more!
Read more and register for this free webinar

Take a Bite From the Apple: Best Practices for Safety Committees

various dates—September and October
Safety committees are vital—both in keeping your city’s employees healthy and in complying with OSHA—but understanding their specific roles can be tricky. We'll try to simplify it: just as an apple is more edible by slicing it into sections, let us help you digest how to develop and operate a safety committee by breaking it down into parts.
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Arbitration Award Summaries Database

Does your city have a potential labor arbitration on the horizon? Then you may want to research similar cases. The League's Arbitration Award Summaries database can help you get started. You can search the database by arbitrator name, arbitration type, employee group, and date to find summaries of arbitration decisions going back to December 2012.

Read more and access the Arbitration Award Summaries database


MnDOT to Host Cost Participation Workshops

Seed Grants Available for Clean Energy Projects

Which of these celebrities was not born in a Minnesota City?


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Which of these celebrities was not born in a Minnesota City?

  • Amy Adams
  • Judy Garland
  • Chris Pratt
  • Vince Vaughn

The answer is A, Amy Adams! Adams did live in Minnesota from 1995-1999 while she worked at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater, but she was not born in Minnesota.

Want to try more Minnesota city trivia? Visit the Cities Matter booth in the education building during the State Fair.


Advertise Your City’s Items or RFP Listings

LMC members can post items and RFPs at no charge in the Marketplace. Non-members can post them for $75 per week. LMC Business Alliance members receive discounts and free postings based on their membership level.

Read more about advertising in the LMC Marketplace

Business Leadership Council

The LMC Business Leadership Council (BLC) provides financial support for the League, as well as a wealth of knowledge and expertise throughout publications and conferences.