Build Your Skills Toolbox

Examples of personnel management as an elected official include:

  • Investing in employee’s professional development/encouraging a growth mindset.
  • Helping all employees see how their roles and responsibilities connect to the city’s overall mission.
  • Modeling the values of the city.
  • Implementing succession planning.


League staff are available to answer your questions, share examples from cities around the state, and give you updates on legislation that affects city operations. Here are some key contacts for you:

One-on-One Assistance with an HR Question

Human Resources
(651) 281-1200

Labor Relations or Employment Law

Reach out to the League’s HR staff.

Information on Legislative Activity Relating to Human Resources and Employment

Anne Finn, Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Director
(651) 281-1263

Information About Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Consult with your city’s insurance agent, or contact the LMCIT Underwriting Department at


The League’s website features several important resources for elected officials that you can explore as needed.



As a League member, you have access to a wide range of educational and networking opportunities.  Find ones that work best for your schedule and learning style.  Learn about ways to build relationships with other elected officials for support and networking. 

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