Throughout the year, MGRC hosts a number of events, including the following:

  • A Welcome Back Reception shortly after the start of session
  • Weekly Lobbyist 101 training series
  • Partnership with the High School Page program
  • Continuing Legal Education courses
  • Annual Meeting
  • Other networking opportunities

We encourage and invite you to continually check back to see what events you can join us for!

Upcoming Events

Lobbyist 101 Series

Lobbyist 101 is back! Join us for this six week networking and training series at the State Capitol. Each week we'll bring you programming to help new lobbyists learn the ropes from key Capitol players and seasoned lobbyists alike. This is a great program for new staff and interns to meet Capitol insiders and understand the legislative process. 

Lobbyist 101 is free of charge and open to everyone that wants to attend. Please invite guests or colleagues to attend with you! If you have questions, please contact  Mary Pat Nielson at MGRC or Joel Carlson.

Mark your calendars! Below is the lineup for the first three programs!

Friday, February 21st:

  • Topic: Lobbyist Interactions with Leaders and Staff / 2020 Session Outlook
  • Speaker: Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent
  • Time: 8:30 am
  • Location: Room 200 of the State Office Building

Friday, February 28th:

  • Topic: Working with Governor Walz new Legislative Affairs Staff
  • Speaker: Sasha Bergman, Director of Policy and Federal Affairs Office of Governor Tim Walz
  • Time: 8:30 am
  • Location: Room 200 of the State Office Building

Friday, March 6th:

  • Topic: Understanding the February 27th Budget Forecast and process
  • Speaker: Commissioner Myron Franz: Minnesota Management and Budget
  • Time: 8:30 am
  • Location: Room 200 of the State Office Building

Future Lobbyist 101 Dates:

  • Friday, March 13th Speaker: Melissa Hortman
  • Friday, March 20th