2020 Elected Leaders Institute: Foundational Program

(Please note — this event was formerly entitled the Newly Elected Officials: 2019 Leadership Conference.)

Congratulations on being chosen as a leader in your city! Now that you’ve won your election, the League is here to help you get the tools you need to be successful.

Over two days in January, you will:

  • Determine what type of city government your municipality has, what that means for your role on the council, and how that defines what your city can and cannot do.
  • Review the basics of the Open Meeting Law and your role as an individual versus as a governing body (including tips for personal effectiveness like listening skills and group dynamics).
  • Become familiar with the basic components of a city budget, as well as your responsibility within the budgeting process.
  • Get a high-level understanding of areas that elected officials should be involved in — or have responsibility for — including HR, public engagement, and land use.
  • Understand the legal realities of your role and how to manage risk in your city.

Plus, you'll be able to spend time creating connections with experienced officials during shared sessions and networking time.

Get off to a strong start in your new city leadership role by attending Minnesota’s only comprehensive programming for newly elected city officials!

—Hotel Information

Fee: $275
Please note: The conference fee does not include lodging.

Date and Location:
Jan. 24-25—Plymouth
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive (view map)
Plymouth, MN 55441
Local Phone Number: (763) 559-6600
National Reservations: (877) 227-6963