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Data Practices for City Clerks

""Primary audience

City clerks, or those with responsibility for fulfilling a data practices request

Course time

60 minutes

This course is for city clerks, or those who require more detailed knowledge of the Data Practices Act and its impact on city government. This course is made up of three lessons: Data Practices Basics and Classifications, Data Practices Procedures and Responsibilities, and Data Practices Rights and Penalties.

By completing this course, you’ll not only understand what constitutes government data, but be prepared to take action as the Responsible Authority when a data request is received.

  • Data Practices Basics and Classifications (25 minutes): learn the different data classifications and their impact on local government.
  • Data Practices Procedures and Responsibilities (15 minutes): review the requirements of the Data Practices Act and be able to take action when a data request is received.
  • Data Practices Rights and Penalties (20 minutes): explore the primary areas of interest for data requests (including email, personnel data, and law enforcement data), understand the penalties for not complying with the Data Practices Act, and be prepared to effectively apply the law to your city.

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Subject matter expert

Kyle Hartnett, Research Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities


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0 – 20 users = $15 per user

21 – 50 users = $10 per user

Over 51 users = $7 per user

Please note: The above prices apply per order, not per city. To receive the bulk discounts, your city needs to register everyone for this course at once.


When you purchase a course in MemberLearn, you’re able to access it at any time and it will not expire — so you can learn at your own pace and review the material as much as you’d like.