Get Help Preparing Your 2017 Budget
Are you working on your city’s budget for 2017? Then the League has something just for you—the 2016 Budget Guide for Cities! We know how busy you are, so the Budget Guide focuses on just those new laws that you need to know about now that will affect your budget.
Running Effective Meetings and Leading with Civility
Various dates and locations in July
While different opinions can lead to better decisions, there are times when disagreements can make meetings less productive. Join colleagues from county, school, and township boards to explore how your role as mayor gives you unique opportunities to encourage civility and run effective meetings.
Read more and register for this workshop
2016 Clerks' Orientation Conference
August 2-4—St. Paul, MN
If you are new to your job, or have never attended the League of Minnesota Cities Clerks’ Orientation Conference, this 3-day workshop is a must. This conference provides excellent basic training for city employees charged with municipal clerk’s duties—including essential information on election laws, financial management, data practices, human resources, and insurance and loss control issues.
Read more about and register for the 2016 Clerks' Conference
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!
League Recognizes Legislators of Distinction
The League has selected 31 Minnesota lawmakers as Legislators of Distinction for 2016. The honor recognizes legislators for specific actions that aided city efforts during the 2016 legislative session. The League bestows this recognition each year to support the idea that state and city officials must work together to meet the unique needs of residents across the state.
Materials from Annual Conference Now Available
Handouts and presentations from the 2016 Annual Conference are being posted as they become available. See materials from the conference's educational sessions to review what you learned, or see what you missed!
Your Comprehensive Guide to Minnesota Cities
Have city official contact information, city council meeting dates, and more at your fingertips.
New! GreenStep Cities Intern Manual
If your city is looking for the support of an intern but unsure how to structure the mutually-beneficial opportunity, then the new Minnesota GreenStep Cities Intern Manual will be a valuable resource that can help you each step of the way.
Mark Your Calendar for Aug. 2-4!
Are you a new city clerk—or perhaps you've never attended this conference? Join us in St. Paul this summer for this crucial training!
Prepare Now for Ice Arena Transitions
The refrigerant Freon is being phased out, and cities with ice arenas have some important decisions to make when preparing for the transition. See background on this issue and review what your choices are in the latest issue of Minnesota Cities magazine.
How Can You Run More Effective Meetings?
Explore what you can do as a city leader to run more effective meetings and encourage civility during these workshops this July.
Check out the Resource Library to find handbooks, manuals, information memos, publications, and other resources you need to govern and manage your city.