Two spotlights in the upper left and upper right corners shine down on the words '2020 Fall Webinar Series: LMC Live! - October 19-23' in cranberry lettering, against a blue background.LMC Live! webinars took place the week of Oct. 19. Find recordings of the webinars below.

LMC Live! webinars cover a wide variety of topics cities need to know, including: legislative updates, the Police Accountability Act, the economic outlook for cities, and more.

Access a handout of key takeaways (pdf) from the LMC Live! sessions.

Available LMC Live! recordings:


LMC Live! Legislative Update


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The League’s Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) team shared highlights from the 2020 legislative session, discussed the League’s draft 2021 legislative policies, and talked about what actions you can take to advocate on key issues impacting cities.

View this webinar, recorded on Oct. 19, to hear about issues ranging from the Police Accountability Act to CARES Act funding distribution to workers’ comp presumption.

Presenters

Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Staff, League of Minnesota Cities

Moderator

Brad Wiersum, Mayor of Minnetonka, League of Minnesota Cities Board President

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LMC Live! Police Accountability Act and Implications for Cities

The Police Accountability Act — a bipartisan bill authored by the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus — will begin to address systemic inequities in Minnesota’s criminal justice system.

View this webinar, recorded live on Oct. 19, and hear Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington discuss this legislation and address its implications for city police.

Presenter

John Harrington, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Moderators

Anne Finn, Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities

Andy Skoogman, Executive Director, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association

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LMC Live! Economic Outlook for Cities

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Hear from leading economists in our region about how local governments may be impacted by the state’s economic outlook during this free webinar, recorded live on Oct. 20.

Presenters

Joe Mahon, Regional Outreach Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Dr. Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist, Minnesota Management and Budget

Moderator

Gary Carlson, Intergovernmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities

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LMC Live! Legislative Spotlight on Elections

Secretary of State Steve Simon shared an update on the state of elections in the final run-up to the general election taking place on Nov. 3.

View this webinar, recorded live on Oct. 20, to hear how voting in this year’s election — amidst a global pandemic — will be run to ensure everyone is kept safe and their vote counted.

Additional Resources

Talking Elections With David Madea (City Speak podcast)

Presenter

Steve Simon, Secretary of State, State of Minnesota

Moderator

Ann Lindstrom, Intergovernmental Relations Representative, League of Minnesota Cities

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LMC Live! Normalizing the Conversation About Public Safety Mental Health

While the pandemic, civil unrest, and economic upheaval have created unprecedented challenges in our communities, one positive change has been an encouragement to normalize conversations around mental health.

View this webinar, recorded live on Oct. 21, to explore how you can ensure good mental health for your public safety employees.

Additional Resources

PTSD and Mental Health Toolkit

Protecting the Mental Health of First Responders (City Speak podcast)

Presenters

Lora Setter, Public Safety Program Coordinator, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust

Dan Greensweig, Administrator, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust

Laura Kushner, HR Director, League of Minnesota Cities

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