Be a voice for your city at the 2024年国会山城市日!


Minnesota cities achieved many goals at the Capitol during the 2023 legislative session in which 74 new chapters became law. 然而, there is more work to be done as we continue to advocate for cities’ legislative priorities in 2024.

Please join the 明尼苏达城市联盟 for the 2024年国会山城市日 on 3月7日星期四 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. to help ensure your city’s voice is heard during the 2024 legislative session.

Attend 山上的城市日 to:

  • 提倡 for cities’ legislative priorities.
  • 学习 about important legislative issues impacting cities, 包括住房, emergency medical services (EMS), 基础设施融资, 以及其他重要的优先事项.
  • 参与 with state policymakers about many legislative proposals 和 their potential impacts on cities.

Attendees are encouraged to meet with their legislators at the Capitol during the afternoon. The agenda will allow for attendees to meet with their legislators between 1:30-4 p.m. (bussing 从 the venue to the Capitol is provided). Arrange meetings with your legislators now to ensure you have a meeting scheduled before the legislative session begins.



9-9:30 a.m.

9:30-9:35 a.m.
Welcome remarks 从 LMC President 和 Nisswa City Administrator Jenny Max

 9:35-10:30 a.m.
House 和 Senate leaders panel
Invited: Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), House Minority Leader Lisa Demuth (R-Cold Spring), Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis), 和 Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson (R-East Gr和 Forks).
Moderator: Jake Loesch, Citizens League executive director

10:30 a.m.
Remarks 从 Governor Walz (invited)

11-11:15 a.m.

 11:15-12 p.m.
The Complexities 和 Solutions to Solving Minnesota’s 住房 Shortage
邀请:代表. Michael Howard (DFL-Richfield) 和 Sen. Lindsey Port (DFL-Burnsville), chairs of the House 和 Senate housing committees
主持人:Daniel Lightfoot

12-12:15 p.m.
打破 & 盒饭

 12:15-1 p.m.
Legislative update 从 the League’s IGR team
Topics will include housing, EMS, 基础设施融资, 和 other city priorities.

1 p.m.
Remarks 从 League Executive Director Luke Fischer 和 dismissal to Capitol

1:30-4 p.m.
Capitol Hill – Please note that attendees are responsible for scheduling their meetings with legislators. Bussing to 和 从 the Capitol will be provided.

 4-6 p.m.
Return to 希尔顿街逸林酒店. 保罗市中心 to network with legislators, city officials, 和 League staff.
希尔顿街逸林酒店. 保罗市中心’s Town Square Ballroom


3月7日星期四上午9点.m. – 6 p.m. 希尔顿街逸林酒店. 保罗市中心


希尔顿街逸林酒店. 保罗市中心
St. 保罗,MN 55101
你可以 网上预订 or by contacting the hotel directly. To receive the special room rate via phone, ask for the 明尼苏达城市联盟 (group code 929) block when making reservations.

请在2月10日前预订. 11, 2024, for the conference rate.


Mayors, council m embers, 和 city administrators/managers.

$99 for cities with a population of less than 2,500

Requesting Meetings with Legislators

Wondering how to set up a meeting with your legislators? 遵循这些简单的步骤: 

  1. If you don’t know who your legislators are, you can type in your city hall address in the 谁代表我? 网站 和 it will generate their contact information. 
  2. 你可以 then call or email them to request a meeting. 一些示例语言:  
    1. “你好,代表. 或森. ______,我是_____. I am a constituent 和 I work for the city of ______ as a (位置). 3月7日,星期四, I will be at the Capitol as a part of the 明尼苏达城市联盟’ 山上的城市日. I am requesting a 30 minute meeting between the time of 1:30-4 p.m. to discuss issues impacting our district 和 cities. I can be reached at (provide email 和 phone number). 谢谢你!.”
  3. If you have trouble reaching any of your legislators 和 arranging a meeting, please contact Ted Bengtson at or 651-281-1242.
  4. NOTE: Some larger cities fall within multiple legislative districts. 你可以 check this by going to 代表专页参议员的页面. On those pages, type “ctrl+f” 和 type in the name of your city. If it generates more than one result, you have multiple legislators 和 are encouraged to arrange meetings with each.