Thursday, April 25, 2013

Centennial Keepsake Coming Your Way!


Ladies and gentlemen, watch your mailboxes! We’re excited to share a sneak peek of a special Centennial-year publication coming your way soon.

Here are five things you can expect to learn:

1. Fifty-one cities were represented at the first annual meeting in 1913, but only 35 of them stuck with the League through thick and thin. Was your city a founding member of the League?

2. The League’s Research & Inquiry service currently takes more than 4,000 questions a year from members and has been a core service of LMC since the beginning. Longtime staffer Jeannette Bach tells the story of how LMC helps cities help themselves.

3. In 1973, the League split from its longtime partner, the University of Minnesota. Though it presented a financial challenge for the League, cities rallied together and emerged stronger than ever. How did they do it?

4. The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) is now one of the most stable and respected municipal pools in the country, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. Read about the founding of LMCIT as told by LMCIT administrator Pete Tritz, who has been there since day one.

5. What does the League’s executive director, Jim Miller, see on the horizon for the next 100 years?

This booklet will be bundled with the upcoming issue of Minnesota Cities magazine and should arrive around mid-May. Enjoy!

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