Newly elected officials gathered in both Mankato and Bloomington (with one training yet to go in February) to get the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their new municipal roles. Meanwhile, experienced officials connected in Bloomington to discuss race equity and how to ensure city policies shape our communities in a way that all feel welcome.
|An attendee chats with workshop presenter and Shorewood Finance |
Director Bruce DeJong during a break at the Newly Elected
Officials Leadership Conference in Mankato, held Jan. 20-21.
|Attorney Korine Land reviews a city council's authority and limitations|
with nearly 200 newly elected officials who attended the Bloomington location .
|More than 100 city officials from across Minnesota |
gathered in Bloomington Jan. 27-28 to focus on race equity and
discuss how we can make our communities more inclusive.
|Presenter Glenn Harris leads attendees in an exercise on race equity.|
A big thanks to all of you who participated in one of our 2017 Leadership Conferences! And we're looking forward to seeing even more of you at the final Newly Elected Officials Leadership Conference (Feb. 24-25 in Brainerd).
Here's to a great new year for *all* Minnesota's cities and leaders!
Photo credit: LMC staff