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Jun 21, 2019

Duluth Councilmember Noah Hobbs wanted to get feedback from his constituents in a different way. So, he set a goal to have 100 cups of coffee with residents! Listen in as host Adriana Temali-Smith talks with Councilmember Hobbs about the lessons he learned through this experience. He’ll also offer a few tips to other...


Jun 7, 2019

When you flush your toilet or run water down the drain, where does it go? Well, in most cases it ends up at your municipal wastewater treatment facility, where it is cleaned and returned for the public’s use. But what if you could take the byproducts from that wastewater—and add other byproducts like expired beer...


May 10, 2019

Young people are the city leaders of the future—but how can we recruit and retain them for city careers? Tune in to this episode to find out what cities have done to encourage young people to get involved with city government. Waconia City Administrator Susan Arntz and former Oakdale and North St. Paul City Manager...


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...


Feb 6, 2019

Two of the League’s lobbyists, Gary Carlson, Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Director, and Ann Lindstrom, IGR Representative, join podcast hosts Ed Cadman and Phil Trebatoski to discuss what might be around the corner for cities this coming legislative session. They discuss the League’s legislative priorities...