Advocacy Continues After City Day on the Hill

March 20, 2024

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2024 City Day on the Hill on March 7! Thanks to you, the event had a great turnout and you helped make it known that city leaders are passionate about the legislative issues impacting their communities.

Although City Day on the Hill is over, there is still plenty of work to do for Minnesota cities this legislative session to prevent rigid statewide frameworks from becoming law. Here are three ways you can get involved with the legislature for the remainder of this session.

City Day on the Hill attendees are shown speaking at the event.


Contact Your Legislators

City leaders packed the State Capitol on March 7 while meeting with their legislators. Taking the time to meet with your legislators reinforces your commitment to your community and the legislative issues that impact your residents.

If you don’t know who your legislators are, you can type in your city hall address in the Who Represents Me? website and it will generate their contact information. Some larger cities fall within multiple legislative districts. You can check this by going to this page for representatives and this page for senators. On those pages, type “ctrl+f” and type in the name of your city. If it generates more than one result, you have multiple legislators and are encouraged to arrange meetings with each.

Senator Mark Johnson, Representative Lisa Demuth, and Senator Nicole Mitchell are shown speaking at City Day on the Hill.


Testify at a Committee Hearing

The League’s intergovernmental relations (IGR) team will continue to advocate for Minnesota cities by being present at committee hearings, submitting written and spoken testimony, and meeting directly with legislators. However, hearing directly from local leaders who see firsthand how cities are impacted by laws passed is crucial for legislators to learn how their legislation affects Minnesotans.

Contact our IGR team if you would like to testify or learn more about testifying before a committee, and view the League’s tips for testifying (pdf).

Minnetonka Community Development Director Julie Wischnack testifies during a House committee hearing.


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Legislative news is everchanging, but the Cities Bulletin e-newsletter provides a weekly update on what our IGR team is tackling at the legislature, the outcomes of committee hearings, the statuses of bills, and tips for how city leaders can get involved. Plus, the Bulletin includes reminders of the League’s upcoming events and program offerings. Subscribe today for free.

Please contact the IGR or communications teams if you have any questions regarding Bulletin content or ways you can continue to advocate for Minnesota cities during the 2024 legislative session.

City Day on the Hill attendees look on while speakers present in the ballroom.