Minnesota Cities Magazine

St. Paul to City Hall

St. Paul to City Hall: Ways to Help Your Newly Elected Officials Succeed January 2019

Executive Director David Unmacht offers a few ideas about how to help your new councilmembers get off to a good start.

St. Paul to City Hall: Five Qualities of a Successful City Staff November 2018

Executive Director David Unmacht offers five qualities that define successful staff work.

St. Paul to City Hall: Stepping Up Member Outreach and Engagement September 2018

Executive Director David Unmacht reports on the League's progress in prioritizing member engagement.

St. Paul to City Hall: Qualities of an Effective Governing Body July 2018

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht offers five principles for good governance.

St. Paul to City Hall: Making Our Mark on Washington May 2018

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht discusses how the League is being more deliberate and intentional about federal advocacy.

St. Paul to City Hall: Lessons for City Leaders on How to Overcome Setbacks March 2018

Leadership in city government is not easy, but it is the challenges and hard work that determine our fortitude and achievements.

St. Paul to City Hall: Developing Future City Leaders January 2018

The demand for public-sector employees and elected leaders exceeds the supply available in the marketplace. A correction is needed.

St. Paul to City Hall: Five Qualities of a ‘Premier’ City November 2017

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht presents a short list of best practices for governing and leading your city.

St. Paul to City Hall: The Art of the Job Interview September 2017

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht outlines four tips for interviewing that both job candidates and hiring managers should consider.

St. Paul to City Hall: ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’ July 2017

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht reflects on current challenges and the potential opportunities they bring to cities.

St. Paul to City Hall: In Memory: My Salute to Two League Lifers May 2017

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht reflects on two special people who left an amazing legacy.

St. Paul to City Hall: The Valuable Roles of Citizen Volunteers March 2017

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht offers four novel ways to think about volunteers' role in the city.