MGRC Statement of Purpose
Formed in 1979, the Minnesota Governmental Relations Council (MGRC) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the ethical and professional standards of legislative representation. MGRC provides value to over 500 members through educational programming, networking opportunities, dedicated workspace at the Minnesota State Capitol, publishing of a member directory, and legislative advocacy on issues affecting the practice of legislative representation.
The MGRC conducts several activities that serve the lobbyist community in Minnesota, including:
The MGRC annually publishes a member directory complete with contact information and photos of lobbyists. The directory is distributed to all legislators and staff, MGRC members, Governor’s staff, Commissioners, and the Capitol press corps. The directory has proven to be a key resource for these important decision-makers as well as MGRC members. The 2015 directory is available. Click here to order a copy.
Networking & Information Opportunities
Membership meetings are held frequently during the legislative session to enable the membership to meet with legislative leaders, their staff and other key players in the legislative process. These meetings are an excellent way to stay up-to-date on key issues, exchange ideas and information, and network with fellow lobbyists.
Capitol Lobbyist Room
The MGRC has arranged for and provides services to a room in the State Capitol for use by MGRC members to assist in their legislative efforts. The lobbyist room allows MGRC members to be more efficient and effective at the Capitol by providing on-site resources including desks, telephones,copier, fax machines, computer printers, wireless internet access, lockers and access to televised floor sessions and committee hearings.
The MGRC takes positions on those issues directly affecting the practice of legislative representation.
Our membership benefits change and expand regularly to meet the needs of our members. We want to ensure that we offer our members the tools they need to be successful.
All members of the Minnesota Governmental Relations Council (MGRC) agree to abide by certain minimum ethical standards of conduct. Adherence to these standards is not only required for membership in the Council, but serves to assure public confidence in the integrity and services of members of the Council. These standards include these obligations.
MGRC has adopted an Antitrust Policy which prevents the board and committees from engaging in discussion that could result in anti-competitive activities.