2015 Law Summaries Now Available
The 2015 Legislature sent 80 chapters of new law to Gov. Dayton during the regular session, and an additional six chapters during a special session. As always, the League’s intergovernmental relations team has written summaries of all the laws impacting cities and put them in the 2015 Law Summaries publication. This publication will help you understand the new laws that may impact your city operations as well as provide information on proposed legislation that didn’t survive the legislative process.
PERA GASB 68: Employers' Road Map to Successful Implementation
July 23—10 - 11:30 p.m.
What do employers need to know to successfully implement GASB 68 in 2015? Find out how to incorporate the new requirements into your government-wide financial statements during this free webinar.
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2015 Regional Meetings
Oct. 8—Mountain Iron
Oct. 21—Battle Lake
Save the date for these meetings coming this fall!
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.
Congratulations, 2015 LMC Award Winners!
The League honored cities and city leaders this week at the 2015 Annual Conference. Plymouth Councilmember Judy Johnson received the C.C. Ludwig Award, and Medina Public Safety Director Ed Belland received the Leadership Award. The cities of Alexandria, Belle Plaine, Eden Prairie, and Paynesville are the winners of the League’s City of Excellence Awards. And the City of Oakdale is the winner of the Sustainable City Award.
League Selects New Executive Director
David Unmacht, currently a senior vice president for Springsted Incorporated, has been chosen as the League’s new executive director. He will replace Jim Miller, who is retiring in July following 22 years of service. Unmacht brings an extensive amount of knowledge and local government experience to the position. He starts in his new role on Aug. 1.
PERA GASB 68: Employers' Roadmap to Successful Implementation
What do employers need to know to implement GASB 68 in 2015? Find out during this free webinar.
Arts and Diversity Grant
Grants are available to help fund collaborative projects between communities and artists of color. Apply for this opportunity through the Minnesota State Arts Board by Aug. 28.
2015 Directory of Minnesota City Officials
Order your copy of the only printed directory that provides comprehensive information on every Minnesota city—just $59!
Web Extra: Six Reasons to Hire a Veteran
See why veterans often make good city employees in this web extra! Also check out the full feature on veterans in city government in the latest digital issue of Minnesota Cities magazine.
Save Your City Money with U.S. Communities
Find out how the U.S. Communities cooperative buying program can make the most of your city's resources.
Updated: Planning Commission Guide
Understand the role of a planning commission and how these bodies can shape your city's comprehensive plan. From creating a planning commission to joining forces with other jurisdictions to get the job done, this updated memo will be your guide.
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Construction Around League Building
Planning to visit the League? Please note that construction on Sherburne Avenue, just north of the League building, is currently blocking the League’s back parking lot entrance. Please use the main entrance of the League’s parking lot at 145 University Avenue West during this time. The construction is expected to continue until late August.
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