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Data Practices for Elected Officials

""Primary audience

Elected officials

Course time

20 minutes

Elected officials play an important role within the Data Practices Act as both creators of government data and the responsible elected body. This course will help you understand the basic components of the Data Practices Act — including data classifications and common data requests received by a city, as well as penalties for non-compliance.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Learn what the Data Practices Act is.
  • Be able to identify government data covered by the Act.
  • Understand your own role in creating government data.
  • Explore common data requests a city may receive.
  • Review the basic procedures for a data request and penalties for non-compliance.

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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.