More than 100 elected officials, city staff members and other city leaders from over 50 Greater Minnesota cities attended the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) annual Fall Conference, which was led by staff members from Flaherty & Hood’s legislative team.  The, which event took place Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria, Minn. on Nov. 15-16, gave city leaders an opportunity learn about key issues affecting their communities.

The conference featured a presentation from Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans, an in-depth analysis of the 2018 election results by Flaherty & Hood shareholder attorney Bradley Peterson, a legislative panel discussion on Greater Minnesota’s child care shortage, a presentation on annexation by Flaherty & Hood attorney Elizabeth Wefel and more. In the evening, conference attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner featuring a presentation by Emmy-award winning reporter Tom Hauser of 5 Eyewitness News.

In preparation for the upcoming legislative session, Flaherty & Hood staff also provided presentations and led discussions on the CGMC’s 2019 legislative policy positions on the topics of annexation and land use, transportation, environment and energy, local government aid and property taxes, and economic development.

Flaherty & Hood thanks all of the CGMC members who joined us in Alexandria!