Download presentations from the conference:


"Exciting and Challenging Times in Local Government"

Presenter: Tim Penny, CEO, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation


"County Government 101: Knowing the Fundamentals"

Minnesota County History
Presenter: Sharon Hanson, Pipestone County Administrator

Duties of a County Commissioner
Presenter: Jan Fransen, Jackson County Coordinator

County Government Structure
Presenter: Tim Houle, Crow Wing County Administrator

County Finances
Presenter: Julie Kleinschmidt, Ramsey County Manager

"Understanding The Implications of Demographic and Economic Changes in Your County"

Presenter: Susan Brower, MN State Demographer


"This is
the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust"

Presenter: Robyn Sykes, MCIT Executive Director

"Open Meeting Law: Tips & Tr

Presenters: Sonya Guggemos, MCIT Staff Counsel for Risk Control

Jennifer Wolf, MCIT Staff Counsel for Risk Control


"Understanding County Unions: How to Maximize Your Relationship and Achieve Your Goals"

Presenters: Tamra Laska, Human Resource Director, Crow Wing County

Susan K. Hansen, Attorney, Madden Galanter Hansen LLP


"Ethics in Government and Commissionerís Personal Liability"

Presenter: Scott Anderson, Attorney, Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A


"The Ins-and-Outs of County Administration"


Duane Hebert, Winona County Administrator

Jim Thoreen, Pope County Coordinator

Kyle Oldre, Rock County Administrator

"Legislative Process 101: A Basic Overview"

Presenters: AMC Policy Analysts

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