• Innovation

    Visit The City Spot for interviews, ideas, photos, and more—just for cities!
    Meet The City Spot

  • Stewardship

    An annual cycle of park vandalism is sadly predictable. See what cities and residents are doing to combat damage to public gathering spaces.
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  • Leadership

    Entries are now being accepted for the City of Excellence Awards, C.C. Ludwig Awards, and Leadership Awards.
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NEWS

Bringing Diversity to City Boards

Few people of color serve on decision-making city councils or on policy-shaping panels and commissions in Minnesota. A St. Paul nonprofit is working to change that. Nexus Community Partners is preparing diverse voices for these roles in an effort to create important connections and to benefit communities as a whole.

Read more in Minnesota Cities magazine

EVENTS+

2015 Minnesota Association of Townships Elected Officer Training

April 3—Carlton
Did you miss the League’s Newly Elected Leadership Conference in January and February? LMC members now have the opportunity to attend this crash course in governing offered by the Minnesota Association of Townships.
Read more about and register for this year's training

2015 Safety & Loss Control Workshops

April 1—Morton
April 2—North Mankato
April 7—St. Cloud
April 14—Rochester
April 16—Brooklyn Park
April 21—St. Paul
April 23—Cohasset
Sessions are available for a whole cross-section of city staff that will keep you up to date on the latest in your industry, as well as help keep you safe and mitigate risk on the job.
Read more about and register for this year's training

Minnesota Mayors Association 2015 Annual Conference

April 24-25—White Bear Lake
Find out how unique challenges mayors face provide opportunities to lead your city well, and hear from the Commissioners of Natural Resources, Pollution Control, and Transportation on how mayors are a critical link when collaborating with state agencies.
Read more and register for this conference

SPOTLIGHT+

City HR Actions Lookup Tool

Looking for bright ideas on HR-related matters? Use the City HR Actions Lookup tool to find examples and get ideas from cities across the state. The League’s newest lookup tool includes over 1,100 examples of what cities have done in the area of HR. Categories include combining positions, eliminating positions, changing policies that affect staff, early retirement, making changes to employee benefits, and more.

Read more and access the HR Actions Lookup

SOCIAL+

Governor Releases Supplemental Budget Proposal

City Spot: Public Hearings and Rearranging the Furniture

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What discussion topic tends to draw the most residents to your city council meetings?

  • City budget
  • Development plans
  • Property taxes
  • Streets and sidewalks
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Council meetings can sometimes become unruly, or discussion can veer off-topic in an uncivil way. Check out the League’s civility resource page for tips and tools to help get meetings back on track.

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