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  • Collective Action

    LMC and Minnesota cities are working together at the Capitol and beyond to expand broadband infrastructure in the state.
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  • Leadership

    Entries are now being accepted for the City of Excellence Awards, C.C. Ludwig Awards, and Leadership Awards.
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NEWS

Cities Encouraged to Pass Transportation Resolution

The League is advocating for new dedicated state funding for city streets, and has created a model resolution that cities can use to support this effort. Cities are encouraged to adopt the resolution as soon as possible and share it with their legislators. The League’s Board of Directors passed a similar resolution, which it will present to legislators, Gov. Dayton, and other stakeholders.

Read more in the Cities Bulletin

EVENTS+

2015 Joint Legislative Conference

March 5—St. Paul
Join hundreds of city, county, school, and township officials to network, collaborate, and bring attention to the legislative priorities of our local Minnesota governments!
Read more and register for this conference

2015 Minnesota Association of Townships Elected Officer Training

March 16—Winona
March 17—Rochester
March 20—Granite Falls
March 24—St. Cloud
March 30—Mahnomen
April 3—Carlton
Did you miss the League’s Newly Elected Leadership Conference in January and February? LMC members now have the opportunity to attend this crash course in governing offered by the Minnesota Association of Townships.
Read more about and register for this year's training

2015 Safety & Loss Control Workshops

March 25—Mahnomen
March 26—Alexandria
April 1—Morton
April 2—North Mankato
April 7—St. Cloud
April 14—Rochester
April 16—Brooklyn Park
April 21—St. Paul
April 23—Cohasset
Sessions are available for a whole cross-section of city staff that will keep you up to date on the latest in your industry, as well as help keep you safe and mitigate risk on the job.
Read more about and register for this year's training

SPOTLIGHT+

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.

Read more and access the HR Actions Lookup

SOCIAL+

Bill Calls for True Early Voting System

Nominate Your City or Official for a 2015 League Award

What is your city doing to enhance quality of life & city services?

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What is your city doing to enhance quality of life & city services?

  • We have a great program that has helped us fill a need among residents.
  • We’ve taken a creative approach to delivering a city service.
  • We’ve made a smart partnership that helps us be more efficient.
  • A new project has improved our parks and recreation offerings.

Every day, city officials throughout Minnesota do outstanding work that promotes quality of life in our communities! Nominate your city’s accomplishments—large or small—for a City of Excellence Award by May 1.

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