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.
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.
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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.
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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!
Is Your City Having Issues with High Water?
Then you should know about a recent change in the state's rules affecting emergency water surface restrictions. Cities may now enact emergency water surface use rules for up to 30 days without approval from the commissioner of Natural Resources. Previously, they could do so for only five days.
Looking Back at the Past Year, Preparing for the Future
Innovation. Public Safety. Technology. These have been major themes for the League over the past year. Check out the 2015-2016 Annual Report to read about the League’s initiatives in these areas—as well as a few plans for the future. The report also includes a brief Q&A with LMC Executive Director David Unmacht.
New Workshops Now Available for Public Safety Professionals
Firefighters and police across Minnesota can get timely training on crucial topics this fall!
Diversity and the Arts
Support collaboration between your city and artists of color with a Cultural Community Partnership grant. This Minnesota State Arts Board program is accepting applications through Sept. 16.
Your Comprehensive Guide to Minnesota Cities
Have city official contact information, city council meeting dates, and more at your fingertips.
Your Guide to Lawful Gambling
Don't roll the dice when managing lawful gambling practices in your city. The updated Lawful Gambling Information Memo will give you a great hand in understanding state regulations and includes links to model ordinances and premises permit forms.
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.
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.Back