Countdown to Deadline for LMC Awards
The entry deadline is next Wednesday, April 30!
Don't miss this opportunity to give your city and leaders the recognition they deserve. Submit your entry today for the City of Excellence Awards, C.C. Ludwig Awards, or Leadership Awards.
Minnesota Mayors Association 2014 Annual Conference (April 25-26, Fergus Falls)
Join your peers to discuss how the role of the mayor helps restore and maintain civility at city hall and in the community.
Read more and register now for this conference
Free Webinar: Tips for Meeting Management—Managing Expectations and Meeting Your Goals (May 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Learn specific techniques on how to get the most out of your city council meetings!
Read more and register now for this free webinar
City Learning Point: Professional Online Training
City Learning Point provides online courses that are easy to navigate and designed specifically for the staff and elected officials of Minnesota cities.
It’s affordable, convenient, effective training just for Minnesota cities!
LMC Seeks Balance in Data Security Bill
A bill imposing additional requirements on how cities maintain and protect nonpublic data is advancing at the Legislature. The League has worked to ensure the new requirements balance the rights of citizens with the administrative burden on cities, but a few unfavorable provisions remain. The League will continue to monitor the bill and voice city concerns.
State Increases Minimum Wage
Gov. Dayton has approved a minimum wage increase for Minnesota employers. The new law phases in the increase for the next few years, and modifies the definition of “large employer.” The changes mean more cities are considered large employers and will have to pay the higher minimum wage.
Save on Annual Conference Registration
Don't miss the deadline for early bird registration for the 2014 Annual Conference—sign-up by May 1!
Final Weeks at Capitol
The Legislature has four weeks left in the session with major budget, bonding, and tax bills still on the table for conference committee and floor action. See how you can communicate on behalf of cities in the latest 15-Minute Advocate.
Tips for Meeting Management—Managing Expectations and Meeting Your Goals
Learn specific techniques on how to get the most out of your city meetings!
Ideas In Action: Princeton Creates a Buzz Downtown
The city of Princeton and its business community set out to fill vacant storefronts by holding a contest and offering a forgivable loan and incentives to the winning business idea. Find out what happened next in the latest issue of Minnesota Cities magazine.
New 4M Fund Term Series
Lock into a short-term rate now with the latest 4M fund term series investment pools.
Help Shape 2015 City Policies
Sign-up is now available for city officials who are interested in serving on an LMC policy committee this summer. Join your city colleagues for great discussion about municipal legislative issues, and become a part of the League’s policy-development process.
Don't miss a thing!
Three ways to stay informed during the 2014 legislative session:
Subscribe to Cities Bulletin
—Get a weekly round-up of legislative news via Cities Bulletin.
—NEW! Get the news more frequently via Cities Bulletin: Capitol Updates.
Join us in person
Stop by the Capitol during the session to meet with your legislators. You can even park in the LMC lot!