2019 Legislative Conference

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Share your voice and help cities be heard Feb. 20-21!

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:

  • Hear directly from state policymakers on how different legislative proposals are impacting cities
  • Learn how League legislative priorities are faring at the Capitol this session
  • Get prepared to advocate for city priorities
  • Increase the visibility of Minnesota cities as key partners in policymaking
  • Connect with your fellow city officials and League staff
  • Build relationships with your state legislators during afternoon visits

View the full agenda.

Learn what to expect during the 2019 legislative session with the recording of the League's free legislative preview and city advocacy webinar.

It’s never too early to schedule a meeting with your legislators!

Start planning your trip to the Capitol by arranging time to meet with your legislators during the afternoon on Feb. 21.

Need contact information for your legislators? Visit the Minnesota Senate website and the Minnesota House of Representatives website to find your legislators.

Tips for getting in touch with your legislators:

  • Earlier is better! Schedules fill up quickly—make sure you’re on the calendar early to help ensure you have a quality meeting with your legislators
  • If this is the first time you’re meeting with your legislators, try setting up a meeting through their legislative assistant. You can find assistants’ phone numbers on the legislators’ webpages
  • Can’t find details for someone’s legislative assistant? Try calling your legislator before emailing them—people tend to have more luck when setting up meetings over the phone
  • Schedule more time with your legislators! Come down early and meet with your legislators on Wednesday, followed by a reception at the Rathskeller Cafe at the State Capitol


$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

Find information on conference hotels.

Transportation and Parking During the Conference

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!