Federal Relations & Advocacy

With the heightened attention to our nation’s Capitol, the League Board of Directors has adopted a more active federal advocacy strategy. We will communicate, build relationships, and partner on important legislation and administrative rulemaking with all members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation. Now more than ever, the city voice needs to be heard in Washington, D.C.

Federal news

LMC action

Small cell wireless
LMC comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding small cell deployment:

Tax reform

Federal advocacy resources
The following are several resources from the National League of Cities (NLC) to help city officials effectively communicate with members of Congress.

For more resources on federal advocacy, take the NLC Federal Advocacy Workspace Tutorial

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National League of Cities

While the League of Minnesota Cities focuses primarily on state legislative issues, we also advocate on federal issues directly and through our partner organization, the National League of Cities (NLC).

NLC is a key advocacy and information resource for elected city officials. NLC keeps members apprised of federal regulations, solutions to problems, and challenges for the future.

In 1924, the League of Minnesota Cities and other state municipal leagues formed NLC to have a voice for city issues in Washington, D.C. Today, NLC continues its advocacy role and includes a wide variety of learning and leadership development opportunities.

Elected officials from League of Minnesota Cities member cities can attend NLC conferences and leadership training seminars, serve on policy committees, and access NLC’s information resources. Your city can also become an NLC Direct Member City, allowing you to receive additional discounts and strengthen your level of participation in NLC.