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Members of the media can arrange interviews with CGMC officials or staff and ask general questions by contacting Julie Liew at 651‑259‑1917 or jlliew@flaherty-hood.com.
5 May ‘20

CGMC President: Budget challenges highlight importance of LGA

2020-05-05T12:41:22-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Economic Development, LGA, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release                                                                                     Contact: Julie Liew Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the continued importance of Local Government Aid (LGA) in light of today’s budget projection: “Cities are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and will need to be . . .

20 Feb ‘20

NEWS RELEASE: Cities lead fight against PFAS

2020-02-20T15:48:44-06:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Energy & Environment, Environment, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release                                                                             Contact: Julie Liew, 651-259-1917          ST. PAUL—As municipal water treatment facilities continue to serve on the front lines in the fight against water pollution, two organizations that represent local governments are calling on the Minnesota Legislature to support an initiative to help cities combat contaminants known as . . .

6 Feb ‘20

CGMC to Legislature: Seize this opportunity to invest in Greater Minnesota

2020-02-06T12:44:25-06:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, State Budget|

For Immediate Release  February 6, 2020                                                                                     Contact: Julie Liew PDF version With state on solid economic footing, group says lawmakers must set aside partisan squabbles and focus on passing bonding bill, making other key investments ST.PAUL—With the state sitting on a $1.3 billion budget surplus and a AAA bond . . .

10 Jan ‘20

CGMC President: Governor Walz’s water infrastructure funding plan is great news for Greater Minnesota

2020-01-13T16:55:45-06:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Energy & Environment, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|Tags: |

For immediate releaseContact: Julie LiewPDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan’s plan to invest $200 million in Public Facilities Authority (PFA) grant and loan programs for water and wastewater infrastructure: “The Governor’s proposal is . . .

15 Nov ‘19

Greater Minnesota city leaders: Success of 2020 legislative session hinges on passage of large public works bill

2020-01-10T07:35:22-06:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Bonding, Events, Fall Conference, Media, News, Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENov. 15, 2019Contact: Bradley PetersonPDF version ALEXANDRIA, MINN.—City leaders from Greater Minnesota are calling on Governor Tim Walz and legislators to pass a large public works package that invests at least $1.5 billion in infrastructure needs throughout the state. That message was the main theme that emerged from . . .

8 Oct ‘19

Column: LGA increase provides critical boost to cities, but difficult budget decisions remain

2020-01-06T11:00:08-06:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: CGMC Programs, LGA, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|

Below is a guest column by CGMC President and Willmar City Councilor Audrey Nelsen. It was published in the Albert Lea Tribune, Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Owatonna People's Press, International Falls Daily Journal, West Central Tribune, Austin Daily Herald, Brainerd Dispatch, Grand Rapids Herald and other papers throughout Minnesota. As . . .

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