#WeGotThis Series: Free WebinarsThe #WeGotThis Series webinars were recorded March 23-27. Below, you’ll find the recordings for each day’s webinar.

Webinar topics from the #WeGotThis series on pandemic response include: legal considerations, human resources, and what’s going on at the Capitol. Friday’s webinar addressed the Stay At Home Executive Order and a panel of League staff answered your questions.

Available #WeGotThis Series webinars:


#WeGotThis Series: Free Webinar — Open Meeting Law & Technology

Presented Monday, March 23

What are some potential Open Meeting Law and technology issues and solutions that could come up during the COVID-19 outbreak? Watch to get information on:

  • Technology options for cities of all sizes.
  • Best practices on how to efficiently meet virtually or telephonically.
  • Recommendations for continuing to satisfy Open Meeting Law requirements in these current times.

Presenters:
Pamela Whitmore, Collaboration & Mediation Manager, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust
Mel Reeder, Chief Information Officer, League of Minnesota Cities

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#WeGotThis Series: Free Webinar — Continuing to Meet Legal Obligations

Presented Tuesday, March 24

Discuss potential issues and solutions related to public process and the 60 day rule. During this webinar, you’ll explore:

  • Due process considerations.
  • Required public hearings when your meetings are on the telephone.
  • Meeting required timelines for city business.
  • Conducting inspections and issuing permits with social distancing.

Presenter:
Kyle Hartnett, Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities

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#WeGotThis Series: Free Webinar — Human Resources Issues

Presented Wednesday, March 25

Get your human resources questions answered as they relate to the COVID-19 outbreak. Topics covered include:

  • Keeping city staff safe.
  • Making decisions to work remotely.
  • Staff impacts related to closures, benefits, and pay.

Presenters:
Laura Kushner, Human Resources Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Joyce Hottinger, Assistant Human Resources Director, League of Minnesota Cities

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#WeGotThis Series: Free Webinar — Legislative Update

Presented Thursday, March 26

The pandemic is presenting ever-evolving situations. Watch this webinar to get legislative information, including:

  • What is happening at the Capitol.
  • How the League’s Intergovernmental Relations team is working with legislators to address city concerns.
  • What you can do to advocate from home.

Presenters:
Gary Carlson, Intergovernmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Amber Eisenschenk, Research Manager, League of Minnesota Cities
Daniel Lightfoot, Intergovernment Relations Representative, League of Minnnesota Cities

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#WeGotThis Series: Free Webinar — COVID-19 Questions & Answers

Presented Friday, March 27

Friday’s webinar reviewed the Stay At Home Executive Order and a panel of presenters fielded your questions. Questions were submitted by email and the webinar chat function for response.

Panelists:
Joyce Hottinger, Human Resources Assistant Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Amber Eisenschenk, Research Manager, League of Minnesota Cities
Kyle Hartnett, Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities
Gary Carlson, Intergovernmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities

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Looking for more COVID-19 resources? Visit the League’s news and resources page.