Join MGRC

Renew your membership or Join MGRC as a new member! 

Make the most of your MGRC membership!

Whether you are a veteran lobbyist, new to government relations work, or just interested in the lobbying profession, the Minnesota Governmental Relations Council (MGRC) has a lot to offer. As an MGRC member you are able to simply join a network of well-connected effective government relations professionals. You can connect with these MGRC members as a group and or individually. This opportunity also gives you access to the following exclusive benefits:

Networking - MGRC offers its members unique opportunities to connect with other members of the government relations industry. As a member, you can take advantage of a variety networking programs - from informal get-togethers and structured continuing education classes to larger seasonal events that draw legislators and their staff and the agencies.

Advocacy – The lobbying profession is at the heart of new and consistent campaign finance laws. Legislation is constantly being introduced to regulate its members and the profession as a whole and we work with legislators to ensure that they understand our industry.  In turn, this allows us as MGRC members to uphold the integrity of the profession. MGRC lobbies for you.

Professional Resource – MGRC is working to develop lobbying resources to make your job easier and keep you updated on legislative and lobbying trends across the country. MGRC does the following for its members:

  • access to its annual lobbyist directory listing up-to-date contact information for all of its members;
  • maintains a working space for use by MGRC members during the legislative session. The work space, equipped with wireless internet, printing capabilities, and work stations, can only be accessed by members;
  • developing  password-protected resources such as a contact database of legislators and staff; and
  • developing a list of resources so that members can stay current on industry trends in other states that may soon be coming to Minnesota.

In The Know – This is a crucial biennium for MGRC members, we are your one-stop shop for staying current on Capitol building renovations, relevant deadlines for lobbyist reporting, and other major changes at the Minnesota Capitol. Follow MGRC on Twitter, Facebook, or through our website and emails updates.

MGRC is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) professional association. Dues paid to MGRC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. As required by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, we estimate that 23% of your 2017 dues will be attributable to nondeductible lobbying activity and are therefore NOT deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 162 as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Please provide a copy of this notice to your accountant and/or tax preparer.