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Now: what do you need to know to get off to a successful start? Review the materials from Minnesota’s most comprehensive training for new city officials, of course!
Below are presentations and handouts from this conference.
Preconference Session for Mayors: So Now You’re the Mayor!
Sponsored by the Minnesota Mayors Association (MMA) and the League, learn about the top 10 things you’ll want to know as you assume your duties as a new mayor. Enjoy casual conversation with a panel of seasoned mayors who will help you get off on the right foot.
The Big Picture: Your Role as a City Leader
Featured speaker Carl Neu brought an inspiring 20,000-foot view on your responsibilities as a new city official. Attendees gained insights into the dynamic tensions of public office, and learned how to both persuade and collaborate with others to get extraordinary things done for the city.
What City Councils Can and Cannot Do
Attendees learned how city officials are both empowered and limited by law in their responsibilities. In this nuts-and-bolts session, delegates attained a better understanding of a city council’s capabilities and limitations.
Finance Fundamentals for the Newly Elected Official
Get steady on your financial feet! Scratch the surface of city finance and the importance of making budget decisions that are sustainable over the long-term.
Recognize the legal landmines that could land you and your city in trouble. Explore the open meeting law, conflict of interest, the Minnesota gift law, data privacy, and personal liability from an elected official’s perspective.
Government as a Team
Working effectively with your fellow elected officials and city staff is key.
Contact Jamie Oxley
Training Program Assistant
(651) 281-1250 or (800) 925-1122 firstname.lastname@example.org