NEWS

Got Stuff to Donate? Check This Out First

A new law allows local governments to donate surplus equipment—such as cell phones and emergency equipment that no longer meets industry standards—to certain nonprofit organizations. Before donating, though, a local government must first adopt a policy. The League has developed a model donation policy to help you get started.

Access the model policy

EVENTS+

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 about 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 the 2016 Clerks' Conference

Developing a Culture of Safety: 16 Live Safety Initiatives

September and October—various dates and locations
This evening workshop will take you through the 16 life safety initiatives that contribute to the foundation of safety policies in the U.S. fire service. You'll discover how to minimize hazards, identify potential risks, and explore strategies to help ensure safety during tactical training and operations.
Read more about and register for these workshops

SPOTLIGHT+

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!

Read more about City Learning Point

SOCIAL+

Is Your City Having Issues with High Water?

Looking Back at the Past Year, Preparing for the Future

Resource Library

Check out the Resource Library to find handbooks, manuals, information memos, publications, and other resources you need to govern and manage your city.

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How has your city addressed civility?

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How has your city addressed civility?

  • We’ve established a code of ethics for meetings
  • The chief presiding officer follows protocol and is supported in that task
  • We establish clear roles for staff and elected officials
  • We’ve done something else and want to share our successful idea!

Submit your city’s successful ideas to maintain civility in local government to the new Civility Lookup Tool.

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