Registration is now open for the CGMC Summer Conference! The 2018 conference will be held July 25-27 at the Verizon Center in Mankato and is co-hosted by the cities of Mankato, North Mankato and Saint Peter. During the conference you will:

  • Learn about emerging trends and challenges facing Greater Minnesota communities
  • Find out how the results of the 2018 legislative session could impact your community — and what races to pay attention to in the upcoming November elections
  • Hear from the candidates vying to be Minnesota’s next governor during a gubernatorial candidate forum
  • Explore the cities of Mankato, North Mankato and Saint Peter by taking part in city tours and during a cities-sponsored reception & dinner
  • Learn about new services, businesses and organizations at the exhibitors’ tradeshow
  • Forge connections with other city leaders from across Greater Minnesota by sharing your ideas, concerns and hopes for the future

See this CONFERENCE AGENDA & VENUE INFORMATION for more detailed information about the 2018 conference.

Please register online The deadline to register is July 18.

The Hilton Garden Inn in Mankato has a block of rooms reserved for CGMC Summer Conference attendees at a discounted rate of $119 (plus tax) per night. You can make a hotel reservation using this ONLINE RESERVATION LINK or by calling the Hilton Garden Inn at 507-344-1111. The block closes July 4.

Please note that attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Julie Liew at or (651) 259-1917.