Member City: Cologne, MN

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2014 Safety & Loss Control Workshops

Join us to get tips and tricks for managing risks and common safety challenges. This year, in addition to regular administrative, small cities, and insurance agents tracks, we will also be offering a fire track, an extended class on writing police reports, and a combined public works and recreation track.
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Minnesota Mayors Association 2014 Annual Conference

Look at civility and the indispensable role of mayors at the 2014 Minnesota Mayors Association Annual Conference. This conference will give you the opportunity to understand the unique and vital role that mayors play in restoring and maintaining civility, not only in city hall, but throughout the community.
Read more and register for the Minnesota Mayors Association 2014 Annual Conference

Free Webinar: Tips for Meeting Management—Managing Expectations and Meeting Your Goals

Do you wish you could avoid another long and difficult council meeting? Would you like to improve your city council's ability to work together? Join us for this free webinar and learn specific techniques to get the most out of meetings!
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2014 Annual Conference and Marketplace

Ideas will intersect and insights will emerge at the 2014 Annual Conference! This year’s program will focus on both timely, bold, new ideas and the latest updates on perennial topics. Hear from inspiring speakers, network with colleagues from across the state, and sharpen your skills as a great civic leader.
Read more and register for the 2014 Annual Conference and Marketplace

2014 Clerks’ Orientation Conference

If you are new to your job—or have never attended the LMC Clerk’s Orientation Conference—this three-day orientation held during the 2014 Annual Conference is a must. You’ll learn about many of the fundamental subjects you need to know about, and you’ll have the opportunity to attend annual conference concurrent and keynote sessions and networking events.
Read more and register for the 2014 Clerks’ Orientation Conference

Recorded Webinar: Budget Forecast & Legislative Check-In

What does this February Forecast mean for cities, and what will be happening during the 2014 legislative session? League IGR staff will provide an overview of the updated state budget forecast and share what’s happened during the first two weeks of the legislative session that impacts cities.
View a recording of this webinar

LMC Webinars

The League frequently offers webinars on timely issues affecting cities. Recent webinars have been presented on:
—State budget forecast & 2014 legislative session
—The Gen Y talent factor
—Individual vs. council authority
—Managing risk in contracts
—Common mistakes in land use ordinances
—Preventing police training injuries

Access recordings and presentation slides of recent webinars

City Learning Point—professional online training for Minnesota cities

This online training program provides city officials and staff with professional development opportunities created specifically
for them. Sign up now for the new Respectful Workplace course, and check out the Human Resources Basics for Managers Series and the first course in the Land Use Series.
Read more and register for City Learning Point courses