Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Star Tribune Says LMC is Tops!

It’s a hat trick! For the third year running, the Star Tribune has named the League of Minnesota Cities to its Top 150 Workplaces in the state, and we couldn’t be more honored.

What makes it perhaps most special is that Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions—measuring engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction. So what is it that our staff like best about working at LMC?

  • The League is a place where staff members are encouraged to prioritize health and wellness.

    The League has a HealthySteps program that employees can participate in. Every year, staff can earn points toward gift cards for engaging in healthy activities on their own (like walking a certain number of steps a day, eating well-balanced meals, or getting adequate sleep) and with their colleagues (by attending an annual health fair, contributing to salad bar potlucks, or biking to work).

  • The League is a place where staff are empowered to achieve results while striking a nice work-life balance. 

    LMC has a program for employees known as the League Empowerment and Performance Program (LEAPP), which allows employees to work when and where they prefer, as long as they are meeting their professional goals. Some days this might mean a staff member is in the office completing a project with colleagues in the morning and then out volunteering at one of their kids’ activities that afternoon.

  • The League is a place where staff know their work matters to members. 

    Whether it is one of the dozens of inquiries we receive from our member cities every day or the chances we get to talk with city officials at conferences throughout the year, LMC employees are reminded time and again why we do the work we do—to help Minnesota cities be as successful as they can be.

So thank you—to the Star Tribune for this recognition, to our leadership and board for creating a supportive culture in which staff can thrive, to our employees for showing up as engaged and committed as you do every day, and to our member cities for allowing us to work with you in making our communities great places to be!

Photos courtesy of LMC staffers

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