Is Your City Ready for GASB 68?
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued new public pension accounting rules—known as GASB 68—that will take effect at the end of this year for local and state governments. We talked with Jim Riebe, principal accounting officer with the Public Employees Retirement Association, to find out more about these new requirements and their effect on cities.
Free Webinar: What to Think About When Considering Police Body Cameras
December 15—11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Implementing a body-worn camera (BWC) policy can be a complicated process. Take part in this webinar to explore the costs, risks, and benefits, as well as find out what practical policy considerations should be weighed when considering a BWC program.
Read more and register for this training
Newly Elected Officials: 2016 Leadership Conference
January 22-23—Brooklyn Center
Join your newly elected colleagues for this two-day workshop designed to help you get a strong start in your new leadership role. Learn about your legal responsibilities and gain tools to help you work effectively with your citizens, city staff, and elected colleagues.
Read more about and register for this two-day conference
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!
LMCIT Announces Coverages, Rates, and More for Coming Year
The LMCIT Board of Trustees has approved premium rates and several coverage changes for the coming year. In addition, property/casualty program members will receive the largest dividend in LMCIT history.
Meet LMC’s New Executive Director
David Unmacht, the League’s new leader, believes in the power of professional ethics, personal relationships, and hard work. Find out how he plans to put these values—along with his passion for local government—to work in his new role.
Free Webinar: Considering Police Body Cameras
This training will take you through the costs, risks, benefits, and more that need to be considered before implementing a body-worn camera policy.
Holiday Decorations and the Constitution
It's a great time of year to add some festive charm to your city streets! See some guidelines that will help you keep your city's holiday displays merry, bright, and constitutional.
Affordable Care Act Reporting Due in January 2016
Is your city ready for the ACA reporting that is due soon? Watch an online training from Gallagher Benefit Services to make sure you are prepared.
Let the Property Tax Calculator Crunch the Numbers for You
The League's Property Tax Calculator allows you to compare city residential property tax data between cities and over time. This interactive tool is updated annually!
Resources for Newly Elected Officials
Discover information to help you get off to a strong start in your new city leadership role!
Residency Requirements in Minnesota Cities
Can a Minnesota city require its officials and employees to live in the city? The answer is different for a city’s elected officials, its appointed officials, and its employees. Read Minnesota Cities magazine for the breakdown.
How many newly elected city officials will take office Jan. 1 as a result of the recent 2015 election?
The answer is B, 34! 27 new city councilmembers and 7 new mayors will take office on January 1, 2016. Do you have newly elected official in your city? Help them get to a good start by sharing these resources.Back
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.