Conferences & Events

2018 CGMC Labor & Employee Relations Seminars

The 2018 CGMC Labor & Employee Relations Seminars will be held Thursday, June 7 in Albert Lea and Thursday, June 14 in Detroit Lakes. Each seminar is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Please register today as space is limited!  You can register at More details on the agenda and venue information can be found here.

We hope all units of government will send representatives (e.g., managers and administrators, human resources personnel and elected officials) to this valuable program. Feel free to forward this information to interested persons in your unit of government or other units of government — we welcome both CGMC members and non-members.

For more information, contact Karina Patino at (651) 259-1919 or


2018 CGMC Summer Conference

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.

  • CONFERENCE DETAILS – See this CONFERENCE AGENDA & VENUE INFORMATION for more detailed information about the 2018 conference.
  • REGISTER TODAY! – Please register online The deadline to register is July 18.
  • HOTEL INFORMATION – 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.
  • QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Julie Liew at or (651) 259-1917.


Exhibitors – 2018 CGMC Summer Conference

Promote your business or organization by becoming an exhibitor at the CGMC Summer Conference! More than 100 elected officials, city administrators and other community leaders are expected to attend. Exhibiting hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Verizon Center in Mankato, Minn. The conference agenda includes designated time for attendees to meet with exhibitors, and the dedicated exhibitor space next to the presentation rooms will offer ample space for displays and conversations. Exhibitors will also have the opportunity to socialize with city officials during meals and special events, including the keynote lunch, cocktail reception and Legislative Awards Dinner.

More details are available on this Exhibitor Information & Registration Form. Exhibitors are encouraged to register early as space is limited.



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.


2019 CGMC Summer Conference

The CGMC is currently accepting proposals from cities interested in hosting the 2019 CGMC Summer Conference. Since this year’s conference will be jointly hosted by Mankato, North Mankato and St. Peter, we are seeking a northern or north-central CGMC member city (or group of cities) to host in 2019. This RFP outlines the details involved in being the host city, as well as the proposed conference dates and how to apply. For additional information, please view this sample conference agenda. Proposals are due Friday, May 18.

If you have any questions about hosting the summer conference, please contact Julie Liew at



Questions about CGMC conferences and events?

Contact Julie Liew at or 651-259-1917.