Resources for Newly Elected City Officials

There’s a lot to learn as you’re getting started in local government. These resources can help you work with others to lead your community and accomplish your goals as a newly elected city official!

ESSENTIAL LEARNING FOR NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS
The League of Minnesota Cities offers comprehensive learning opportunities just for newly elected officials that will give you the tools you need for your first years in office.

This program includes:

  • 2020 Elected Leaders Institute: Foundational Program — At this two-day crash course, Jan. 24-25 in Plymouth, you'll learn legal and financial basics as well as your roles and responsibilities as new councilmembers and mayors. Bonus: You get to connect with League staff and other elected officials from throughout the state! View this page for more information on the 2020 conference!
  • League of Minnesota Cities Annual Conference — Once you've gained some experience in your new role, the LMC Annual Conference, June 24-26 in St. Paul, will help you build on the concepts and basic information from the 2020 Leadership Conference, focusing on practical ways to navigate complex issues.

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ESSENTIAL READING FOR NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS
LMC’s Resource Library contains information memos, publication archives, and more to help answer your questions and develop your knowledge of city government topics. Check out these “classics” for essential government know-how:

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