2019 Annual Conference

More than 500 city officials are escaping the routine of their offices for a superior conference in Duluth. They’ll hear from inspiring speakers, get answers to tricky challenges facing Minnesota cities, create connections, and more! Below are materials from the conference that’s taking place June 26-28.

View materials from these session types:
Educational Sessions 1
Educational Sessions 2
Educational Sessions 3
Educational Sessions 4

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

Pre-Conference Workshop: Intercultural Development & Communication
Wednesday, June 26—9 a.m.-3 p.m.
View the presentations:
Effective Leadership and Cross-Cultural Communication (pdf)
Fueling the Path to Economic Inclusion and Shared Prosperity (pdf)

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS #1


Thursday, June 27—9:45-10:45 a.m.

Here We Go Again: HR and Benefits Compliance Update and Trends to Watch For
View the presentation (pdf)

Daycare Access & Models for Cities to Consider
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Transit in Greater Minnesota
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Maintaining a Fit Police Force
View the presentation (pdf)
View the handout: Police Officer Physical Fitness Testing (pdf)

Stories of Going Solar in Your City
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View the handout: City of Redwing Dollars & Cents (pdf)

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS #2


Thursday, June 27—11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Understanding the Prescription Drug Dilemma
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Attract Business Investment in Your Community
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Water, Wastewater, & Stormwater: Strategies for Funding Big Projects
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Have You Heard?
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Human-Centered Problem-Solving
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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS #3


Thursday, June 27—2-3 p.m.

Brain Gain in Greater Minnesota/Engaging the Next Generation
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Broadband Investment
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Role of Community Identity in Revitalization
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Meaningful Civic Engagement
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Railroad 101
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Smooth Sailing for Elected Officials on Social Media
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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS #4


Thursday, June 27—3:15-4:15 p.m. State & Local Housing Tools for Cities
View the presentation (pdf)

Effective Meeting Management: Your Role in Good Governance
View the handout: Tips to Ensure Effective Meetings (pdf)

Beyond Open Houses: Creative Ideas to Engage Residents
View the presentation (pdf)

Building Welcoming Communities
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How to Develop a Successful City Internship
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