League Board Approves Preliminary Dues Increase of 4%

June 14, 2021

The Board will vote on the final dues increase, which cannot exceed 4%, in August.

At its June meeting, the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) Board of Directors approved a preliminary maximum membership dues schedule increase of 4% for fiscal year (FY) 2021-2022, which runs from Sept. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2022.

This is only the second proposed dues increase in the past five fiscal years and reflects the evolving needs of our members. The Board opted for no dues increase for FY 2020-2021 in anticipation of member budget concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Setting the maximum dues schedule increase is similar in nature to a city setting its preliminary levy increase, in that the final dues schedule increase to be approved by the League Board cannot exceed the preliminary approved increase. The Board will formally discuss and approve a final dues schedule increase, along with the League’s FY 2022 budget, at its August meeting. Members will receive a letter about that action following that meeting.

Anticipated changes in the FY 2022 budget include the addition of two new staff to respond to member needs, and updates and enhancements to our education and training programs. As in every budget cycle, the League is committed to enhancing and improving base operations and services.

If you have questions about membership dues, contact LMC Assistant Finance Director Milt Ferris at mferris@lmc.org.

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