Meet the League's Intergovernmental Relations Staff

The League's Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) staff work on legislative issues that matter to cities. Feel free to contact our IGR staff members with any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding legislative issues.

IGR staff members and legislative issues:

Photo: Gary CarlsonGary Carlson
Intergovernmental Relations Director
(651) 281-1255

Legislative issues:

  • Aid to cities
  • Pensions and retirement
  • Public finance
  • Taxes
  • Tax increment financing (TIF)
  • Workers' compensation

Photo: Heather CederholmHeather Corcoran
Intergovernmental Relations Member Relations Coordinator
(651) 281-1256

Legislative issues:

  • Housing
  • Legislative appointments
  • Member advocacy
  • Policy committees (Improving Local Economies and Improving Fiscal Futures)
  • Sustainable development

Photo: Anne FinnAnne Finn
Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Director
(651) 281-1263

Legislative issues:

  • Emergency management
  • Pre-emption
  • Public safety
  • State bonding
  • Transportation

Photo: Craig JohnsonCraig Johnson
Intergovernmental Relations Representative
(651) 281-1259

Legislative issues:
—Land use and annexation
—Local/tribal relations
—State bonding
—Sustainable development
—Wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater

Irene Kao, LMC Intergovernmental Relations CounselIrene Kao
Intergovernmental Relations Counsel
(651) 281-1260

Legislative issues:

  • Civil Liability
  • Building code
  • Data Practices
  • Employment law
  • Land use, zoning, and annexation

Photo: Ann LindstromAnn Lindstrom
Intergovernmental Relations Representative
(651) 281-1261

Legislative issues:

  • Elections
  • Federal relations and advocacy
  • Human resources
  • Local/state regulation and licensing
  • Pre-emption
  • Regulated services and industries

Photo: Laura ZieglerLaura Ziegler
Senior Intergovernmental Relations Liaison
(651) 281-1267

Legislative issues:

  • Broadband
  • Economic development
  • Legislative appointments
  • Member advocacy
  • Policy committees (Improving Service Delivery and Human Resources & Data Practices)
  • Telecommunications