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Apr 19, 2019

With about a month left in the 2019 legislative session, what kind of outcomes can cities expect? Tune in as LMC lobbyists Gary Carlson and Ann Lindstrom give an update of Capitol happenings and discuss bills that could impact cities. Your hosts for this episode are LMC Education Manager Adriana Temali-Smith and LMC...


Apr 12, 2019

Join City Speak Host Adriana Temali-Smith, LMC education manager, for a conversation with Clint Gridley, city administrator of Woodbury about how to acclimate new councilmembers and mayors to their roles as elected city officials.

Get a copy of the City of Woodbury’s City Council Orientation Menu to see what they are...


Mar 29, 2019

Everyone can learn to interact more productively, whether you’ve been a mayor or councilmember for two decades or two months. During this episode, LMCIT Collaboration & Mediation Services Manager Pam Whitmore will join hosts Ed Cadman and Phil Trebatoski to share insights on how elected officials can avoid negative...


Mar 15, 2019

Whether you are a new councilmember, mayor, or city clerk, managing a city budget is a big responsibility and comes with a lot to learn. In this episode, we hear from Merrill King, finance director for the City of Minnetonka, to discuss tips for successful budget planning and creating a dialogue about city finances...


Mar 1, 2019

Winning an election is a huge accomplishment. Now, there is much to learn about your new role as a mayor or councilmember. Tune in as League of Minnesota Cities Executive Director David Unmacht and Edina City Councilmember and LMC Board member Kevin Staunton join podcast hosts Phil Trebatoski and Adriana Temali-Smith...