Cities Matter is a campaign designed to raise awareness of city services and their direct contribution to Minnesota’s quality of life; to help citizens understand how truly important cities are in their daily lives.
The Cities Matter website is www.citiesmatter.org, and it is updated regularly with new information. The site invites Minnesotans to consider the variety of city services they use every day. The League is excited about this effort to highlight the great services cities provide to citizens. Together we will work to see that residents make the connection between city services and the quality of life we all cherish.
What would our cities look like if kids were in charge?
Find out by having students you know take part in the 2017 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest! Open to Minnesotans who will be in the fourth, fifth, or sixth grades this school year, entries must be handwritten and postmarked by Oct. 13. Three winners will be chosen and awarded $100, as well as have their essays published in Minnesota Cities magazine. Winners only will be notified by Dec. 1, 2017.
For teachers and students—coloring book about city clerk shows kids
what cities do
“Molly Meets the City Clerk” is a coloring book developed as part of the Cities Matter effort to help kids understand what cities do. You could host a coloring contest, hand them out at events and forums, or just have them around at city hall for a children’s activity.