• Innovation

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

    Minnesota cities are embracing strategic planning to define priorities and turn ideas into reality.
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  • LMC's Core Values

    These nine core values are the foundation for how the League does its work.
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Success in Succession Planning

Succession planning isn’t just about replacing retirees! When done right it can ensure the health of your city operations in both the short and long term. So are you ready to attract the next generation of public servants? See what the common obstacles are to succession planning and get a few ideas about how to attract and retain your city's future workforce in Minnesota Cities magazine.

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Free Webinar: December Budget Forecast & 2015 Legislative Outlook for Cities
(Dec. 9—1-2 p.m.)

Learn what Minnesota's House and constitutional office election outcomes—and the state’s budget outlook—mean for cities.
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Free Webinar: Four E's of Great Governance
(Dec. 17—2-3 p.m.)

Find out how to maintain a balance among competing values in city decision-making, and how to foster an ethical culture at the same time.
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Newly Elected Officials: 2015 Leadership Conference (various dates and locations)

Jan. 9-10—Cohasset
Jan. 23-24—Mankato
Jan. 30-31—Brooklyn Center
Feb. 20-21—Alexandria
Get off to a strong start in your new city leadership role by attending Minnesota’s most comprehensive training opportunity available for newly elected city officials!
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Experienced Officials: 2015 Leadership Conference (Jan. 30-31—Brooklyn Center)

During "Authentic Public Engagement: Working Together to Solve Problems and Achieve Community Goals", get tips on how to design community strategies that match your community's needs!
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Arbitration Award Summaries Database

Does your city have a potential labor arbitration on the horizon? Then you may want to research similar cases. The League's Arbitration Award Summaries database can help you get started. You can search the database by arbitrator name, arbitration type, employee group, and date to find summaries of arbitration decisions going back to December 2012.

Read more and access the Arbitration Award Summaries database


St. Paul Mayor Wraps Up Term as NLC President

LMCIT Announces $9.5 million Property/Casualty Dividend, Plus 2014-2015 Rates and Coverages

Business Leadership Council

The LMC Business Leadership Council (BLC) provides financial support for the League, as well as a wealth of knowledge and expertise throughout publications and conferences.