The 2019 legislative session has started, and there are many new faces at the Capitol: a new governor and administration, 39 new house members, a new state auditor, and more. As new state leaders work on setting the state’s two-year budget and deal with unresolved issues like tax conformity, you can help advance city priorities at the 2019 Legislative Conference for Cities.
Join more than 150 city officials in St. Paul as you learn more about what cities can expect from the Legislature this year, discover how city priorities are faring so far, and explore the best ways to advocate for cities in Minnesota’s new political environment.
Come early Wednesday afternoon for a pre-conference session at the League where you’ll learn about critical issues and get tips for advocating on behalf of your city. Wednesday evening, you’ll be able to connect with legislators, League staff, and other city officials during a reception at the Rathskeller Cafe.
Then, on Thursday you will:
Start getting ready for the 2019 legislative session with the League's free legislative preview and city advocacy webinar on Jan. 18.
Start planning your trip to the Capitol by arranging time to meet with your legislators during the afternoon on Feb. 21.
Tips for getting in touch with your legislators:
$99, lodging is not included in the conference fee.
Feb. 20-21—Christ on Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
105 University Ave. W. (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55103
Christ on Capitol Hill is located two blocks from the League building and approximately four blocks from the Capitol Ridge Hotel. Those staying at the League hotels can keep their vehicles parked at the hotels, those not staying at a hotel can park at the League. The League will provide a free looping shuttle bus that will go from the conference hotels, Christ on Capitol Hill Church, and the Capitol. Not staying overnight? You can also park at the League—the conference is being held only one block away!