Conferences & Events

2018 CGMC Fall Conference

The conference will be held Nov.15-16, 2018 at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria and will feature presentations, discussions and speakers on a number of important topics. The packed agenda includes:

  • A luncheon presentation by Myron Frans, Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget
  • A keynote dinner featuring Tom Hauser, Chief Political Reporter for ABC5 Eyewitness News
  • A legislative panel discussion on child care issues
  • A recap of the 2018 election and how the results could impact the top priorities for your city and the CGMC
  • A discussion featuring Greater MN and metro-area elected officials who are working to bridge the rural/urban divide
  • A presentation on annexation and why it might be a significant issue in the next legislative session

This conference is especially important because it is the time when the full membership will discuss and adopt the CGMC’s policy positions and priorities for the upcoming legislative — it is critical that your city lend its voice to this discussion!


REGISTER TODAY! – Please register online at The deadline to register is Nov. 7.  

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

Arrowwood has a block of rooms reserved for CGMC Fall Conference attendees at a discounted rate of $94 (plus tax). Call Arrowwood at 320-762-1124 by Nov. 1 to book a room under the CGMC’s block.

Note: There are plenty of rooms available at Arrowwood on the night of Nov. 15, but only a limited number of rooms are available on Nov. 14 (the night before the conference). In order to accommodate those who wish to come to Alexandria on Nov. 14 (and may be unable to stay at Arrowwood), we have reserved a small block of rooms for the CGMC at Hampton Inn & Suites in Alexandria. The cost is also $94. Call Hampton Inn at 320-763-3360 by Oct. 29 to make a reservation (rooms are available both Nov. 14 and Nov. 15).

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


2019 Legislative Action Day

The 2019 CGMC Legislative Action Day will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30 in St. Paul. More information will be available as the date approaches.

2019 CGMC Summer Conference

The 2019 CGMC Summer Conference will be held Wednesday, July 24-Friday, July 26 in Bemidji. More information will be available as the date approaches.


Questions about CGMC conferences and events?

Contact Julie Liew at or 651-259-1917.