Pine City Administrator, Howard, Helping League of Minnesota Cities
Pine City, MN—City Administrator Don Howard is one of nearly 200 city officials serving on League of Minnesota Cities legislative policy committees for 2008-2009. Policy committees make recommendations to the League’s Board of Directors on emerging issues and legislative priority items for Minnesota cities. Committee meetings began in July and will concluded in September. Don Howard will serve a two-year term on the Improving Fiscal Futures and Improving Local Economies Committees, which are two of four League policy committees.
After approval by the League’s Board, the work of the four committees will be published in a city policies document, which will be distributed to all Minnesota state legislators in advance of the 2009 legislative session, and will also be made available on the League’s web site (www.lmc.org). The document will serve as the foundation for the League’s city legislative advocacy efforts in 2009.
“I believe it is an important part of our effort to be part of the overall statewide effort in addressing our Local Economic and Fiscal situations in the broader state level policy discussions. We have to participate to insure that our issues are being heard in the Capital.”
The League of Minnesota Cities, founded in 1913 by an act of the Minnesota Legislature, is a membership organization dedicated to helping cities across Minnesota to better serve their citizens by building quality communities through excellence in management, governance, and public service. The League serves its more than 800 members through advocacy, education and training, policy development, risk management, and other services. For additional information, visit www.lmc.org.