Wednesday, June 26—1:45-3 p.m.
Come to the conference early and sit down with fellow city officials for the 2019 Annual Conference meetups! You'll get to hear how cities are addressing important issues, and have time to share your own challenges and successes. Explore the topics below to see what people will be talking about during this pre-conference session. Please note: these pre-conference meetups are free for conference attendees, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Minnesota Mayors Together: Forming Relationships Across the State
In 2017, mayors from Greater Minnesota and the metro area formed Minnesota Mayors Together, an initiative aimed at breaking down the urban-rural divide. Join mayors from across the state to learn about building relationships and trust.
Hear from representatives from GreenStep Cities about how they are advancing their sustainability goals, including projects that solve common challenges in a new way, provide high-quality and cost-effective city services, engage city residents, and involve collaboration with other partners.
Orientation for First-Time Attendees
Get tips for how to make the most of your conference experience, including how to find ideas, resources, and expertise to help with your city’s biggest challenges; opportunities to connect with city officials to share stories and strategies; and where to get a professional headshot taken.