Conferences & Events

2018 Legislative Action Day – Wednesday, March 14 in St. Paul

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 to fill out the online registration form. The cost is $70 per person, and attendees may pay online or be invoiced later.

The full agenda and venue information can be found on this Legislative Action Day flyer. The day will kick off with a brief legislative update in the morning followed by lunch featuring a panel discussion with all four legislative leaders — Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. 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 4 p.m. that day). The daylong event concludes with a legislative reception and dinner at Mancini’s Char House & Lounge that evening. Please note that we have moved the legislative reception at Mancini’s up to 4 p.m. and moved dinner to 5 p.m. (they were previously scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively) due to the announcement that Governor Dayton will be holding his State of the State Address that evening. While the earlier times may cut into some of our lobbying time, they should allow legislators to be able to attend both our event and the Governor’s speech.

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 or 651-259-1917.

We hope to see you there!


2018 CGMC Summer Conference

The 2018 CGMC Summer Conference will be held Wednesday, July 25-Friday, July 27 in Mankato (the conference will be jointly sponsored by the cities of Mankato, North Mankato and St. Peter). More information will be available as the date approaches.


2018 CGMC Fall Conference

The 2018 CGMC Fall Conference will be held Thursday, Nov. 15-Friday, Nov. 16 at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria. More information will be available as the date approaches.


Questions about CGMC conferences and events?

Contact Julie Liew at or 651-259-1917.