Registration is now open for the CGMC’s Legislative Action Day 2018! It will be held Wednesday, March 14 at the conference center at the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge (formerly the Kelly Inn) in St. Paul, located one block from the State Office Building. Due to the overwhelming interest last year, we have reserved a larger space for this year’s event.
Legislative Action Day is always a great opportunity to build connections between local officials and legislators and advocate for the priorities of Greater Minnesota cities. To attend, please go to greatermncities.org/LAD2018 to fill out the online registration form. The cost is $70 per person, and attendees may pay online or be invoiced later. Please register by Feb. 28.
The day will kick off with a brief legislative update in the morning followed by lunch featuring yet-to-be-determined speakers (House Speaker Kurt Daudt, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman are confirmed to attend; Senate Majority Paul Gazelka has yet to respond to our invitation). Members will then spend the afternoon meeting with their legislators at the House and Senate offices (members should make their own appointments for meetings with legislators between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. that day). The daylong event concludes with a legislative reception and dinner at Mancini’s Char House & Lounge that evening. The full agenda and venue information can be found on this Legislative Action Day flyer.
For those who want to spend the night in St. Paul, a block of rooms is reserved for the CGMC for the nights of March 13-14 at the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge ($139+tax, call 651-227-8711 to book). Members are encouraged to book their rooms early as the block closes Feb. 20.
If you have any questions about Legislative Action Day, please contact Julie Liew at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-259-1917.
We hope to see you there!