Minnesota's Local Governments are  working together more closely than ever on issues of common concern for all communities throughout Minnesota. Thatís why our associations began holding a joint legislative conference in 2007, bringing together hundreds of city, county, school officials, and townships, to explore legislative issues of common interest.

AMCís regular meetings and workshops will be held on first day of the conference (Wednesday), and the day will end with a Joint Association Legislative Reception for all four associations to come together with each other and legislators.

The joint activities will take place on the second day (Thursday) of the conference, where a full schedule brings the four associations together to:

  • Explore the impacts of the state budget on local government operations.

  • Hear from your peers about examples of local government collaboration.

  • Talk with legislators about the top issues affecting local governments.

  • Help educate state leaders about the importance of partnering with local governments to position our communities and state for the benefit of all Minnesotans.