Features

May-Jun 2022

Your Residents Are Talking. Are You Listening?

The Town Hall and Constituent Conversations are great ways to help build trust. But what about when you’re in the…

May-Jun 2022

Growing in Cultural Agility

Cultural agility is a leadership skill that allows for more authentic community engagement.

May-Jun 2022

Bad News, Good Views: Municipal Investments in a Rising Rate Environment

The difficult municipal investment environment has been compounded by the rapid rise in interest rates through the last quarter of…

May-Jun 2022

4 Reasons to Use Cooperative Purchasing

Local government staff are using cooperative purchasing twice as much today as they did in 2010 and that number continues…

Mar-Apr 2022

Making Sure Your Rural Community Isn’t Where the Sidewalk Ends

Sidewalk projects are not always welcome, but with good communication and policies, you can add the new sidewalks your city…

Mar-Apr 2022

Climate Action Plans Help Cities Meet Sustainability Goals

Cities are taking their sustainability efforts to the next level with climate action plans.

Mar-Apr 2022

2021 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest Winners

The contest winners are students from Waseca County and the cities of Rochester and Ely.

Mar-Apr 2022

Creative Hiring Strategies For Cities

In today's job market, cities need to get creative with their employee recruitment and retention efforts.

Jan-Feb 2022

2022 Legislative Session: Seeking State Support for Public Safety Mental Health

The Public Safety Duty Disability Stakeholder Group is tasked with developing strategies to prevent and treat physical and mental injuries…

Jan-Feb 2022

Session 2022: Representing Minnesota Cities at the Capitol

The Minnesota Legislature will reconvene to begin the second half of its 92nd biennial session on Jan. 31.