LMC Board Adopts Federal Relations Work Plan

The Board also heard from a National League of Cities representative about federal legislative issues of importance to Minnesota cities.
(Published Feb 20, 2018)

The League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) Board of Directors reviewed and adopted the LMC 2018 federal relations work plan on Feb. 15. As part of the plan, the League will continue to strengthen relationships with Minnesota members of Congress and staff and, in collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC), provide resources related to federal legislative activity to LMC members.

Visit from NLC rep
The Board also heard from NLC Federal Advocacy Program Director Mike Wallace, who was visiting Minnesota last week for a series of meetings on the League’s federal relations and advocacy work.

Wallace briefed the LMC Board on President Trump’s recently released infrastructure plan and NLC’s work to make sure city interests are represented throughout the development of the legislation (read related article).

In January, NLC launched “Rebuild with Us,” a national campaign dedicated to strengthening the federal-local partnership with investments in transportation, water, workforce, and broadband infrastructure.

Wallace preps Minnesota for D.C. visit
During his visit, Wallace spoke directly to League members during a Feb. 14 LMC legislative session preview webinar about the upcoming NLC Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. (Access the recorded webinar.)

League staff and several Minnesota officials will attend the conference to meet with Minnesota members of Congress and emphasize the importance of infrastructure investment and other issues important to Minnesota cities.

Wallace also met with Minnesota members of NLC Federal Advocacy Program Director Mike Wallace get a tour of the Minnesota state CapitolNLC Advocacy Committees to talk about the upcoming conference and NLC advocacy efforts at the nation’s Capitol. In addition, he took time during his visit to Minnesota to see our newly renovated state Capitol building (as shown in photo: Wallace, left; LMC IGR Counsel Irene Kao, center; and Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks).

For more information about LMC’s federal relations work, contact Ann Lindstrom, LMC intergovernmental relations representative, at alindstrom@lmc.org or (651) 281-1261.

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