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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.
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 . . .

2 Oct ‘19

CGMC President: Mini session provides opportunity for legislators to delve into Greater Minnesota’s needs

2020-01-08T10:55:16-06:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Environment, Events, LGA, Media, News, Press Releases|

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 2, 2019 Contact: Julie Liew PDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the Minnesota House of Representatives’ ‘mini session’ in southern Minnesota: “I’m excited that the Minnesota House is holding its mini session in Greater Minnesota. It’s . . .

5 Aug ‘19

Willmar City Councilor Audrey Nelsen elected CGMC President

2020-01-06T11:04:36-06:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, CGMC Programs, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release                                                                               Aug. 5, 2019Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty hood.comPDF version ST. PAUL—Willmar City Councilor Audrey Nelsen was elected to serve as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 26 at the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Bemidji. As president, Nelsen will help direct efforts to . . .

25 May ‘19

News Release: Legislature passes bill to restore LGA funding to 2002 level

2020-01-06T11:04:46-06:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Environment, Jobs, LGA, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, Property Taxes, Special Session, State Budget, Transportation|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com PDF version ST. PAUL—It took years of advocacy by city leaders and a late-night special session to get there, but funding for the Local Government Aid (LGA) program is finally being restored to its 2002 high-water mark. The tax bill passed by the . . .

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