St. Anthony Village Mayor Jerry Faust and St. Michael City Administrator Steve Bot were the winners of the League's 2019 individual awards.
Video about St. Michael City Administrator Steve Bot, winner of the 2019 James F. Miller Leadership Award.
Video about St. Anthony Village Mayor Jerry Faust, winner of the 2019 C.C. Ludwig Award.
Develop a solid roadmap for your city with good financial planning.
Railroad incidents involving hazardous materials are rare, but accidents can happen. Make sure local first responders are prepared.
The Minnesota Cities Fellowship Program seeks to ensure that qualified young workers are ready to step into city government roles as Baby Boomers continue retiring.
This video highlights the experiences of Madison Hagenau and Ada Moreno, the first students selected for the Minnesota Cities Fellowship.
A new online training program focuses on noble policing and respecting constitutional rights.
GIS-based engagement tools allow community members opportunities to more easily interact and get involved with a city project.
Liquidated damages can be an effective contract term to protect the city if you evaluate certain issues with your design professional before the bidding process begins.
A healthy democracy must be accessible, comfortable, understandable, and convenient.
In this environment, effective leadership requires self-discovery, meaningful relationships, and self-care.
City officials and LMC staff met with members of the Minnesota congressional delegation in March.
These tips can help you advocate for your city at the Capitol.
Water theft can cause damage to infrastructure and create additional expense for rate payers and your city.
How cities can prevent and better manage cybersecurity trouble.
Mental health support for first responders should be a top civic priority.
Well-managed transitions and healthy conflict resolution can help your city operate effectively.
Our workforces are facing a very real threat: “working zombies” and “vampires.”
More organizations are acknowledging that employee well-being has a direct impact on organizational performance and, ultimately, the bottom line.
Minnesota has a new governor and state auditor, as well as a secretary of state returning for his second term. Where do they stand on city issues?
Get to know the LMC team that loves to advocate for cities at the Capitol.
Infrastructure, immigration, taxes, and other topics of interest to cities are among the top issues that will be taken up by the 116th Congress, but a divided federal government may make it difficult to make progress.
The 2018 winners outlined how they would improve city services if they were the mayor.
With the appropriate funding and expertise, it is possible to solve water quality challenges.
Minnesota cities are proactively working to develop and maintain housing stock that is affordable for residents.
How elected officials can contribute to financial planning and sound financial decisions.
Metrics related to cash reserves and debt can help you make sound financial decisions.
Cities can help close the digital divide among their under-connected residents.
The 2018 C.C. Ludwig and James F. Miller Leadership awards were awarded to Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and Waconia City Administrator Susan Arntz.
Minneapolis approved a concrete pavement rehabilitation program, and Pipestone decided to require both asphalt and concrete bids for some pavement projects.
The Pequot Lakes School District is using simple tools for impactful leadership. This might be a good idea for cities, too.
Minnesota cities are working to add electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging stations to their communities.
Community assemblies are giving participants a stronger grasp of their roles in the local democratic process.
Cities should understand the eligibility criteria and, if necessary, the process to appeal a decision that it must continue health insurance.
The most successful approaches to water conservation during a drought mitigate the impact on the system, residents, and businesses.
As the demographics of Minnesota change, more communities will grapple with what it means for predominantly white populations to transition to a more diverse makeup.
The League is working to make the concerns of Minnesota Cities heard on Capitol Hill.
Minnesota mayors are coming together to build trust, learn how their cities can help one another, and bridge the so-called urban-rural divide.
Consider a holistic approach to employee wellness that integrates the many aspects of a person’s well-being: career, social, physical, emotional, and financial.
Cities can help improve their residents' health by making it easier for them to be active.
Having a plan in place is crucial when police are involved in a shooting or other critical incident.
Planners and engineers often see the world through different lenses, but there are many benefits when the two work together.
The League will continue to oppose pre-emption legislation at the state Capitol in 2018.
See the winners of the 2017 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest.
Social capital is vanishing in our communities because more people are living isolated lives. Why does it matter and what can city leaders do about it?
If you can create a process of transparency and open government, you’re likely to have higher levels of community satisfaction with city projects.
Getting young people—and others—to consider city careers is essential because the city workforce is aging, and cities need to attract the next generation of employees.
Minnesota cities are working to reduce potential racial inequities in service delivery.
Incorporating parks into your city infrastructure is a cost-effective way to reduce strain on your stormwater and sewer systems.
There is a tool available to expedite the process of obtaining public ownership of tax-forfeited properties.