Throughout the year, MGRC hosts a number of events! These events include a Welcome Back Reception shortly after the start of session, weekly Lobbyist 101 training series and a partnership with the High School Page program, networking events, a Continuing Legal Education course after Session concludes, and an annual meeting. We encourage and invite you to continually check back to see what events you can join us for!

Upcoming Events!

Monday, December 2
MGRC Annual Meeting
3:00pm to 6:30pm
Midland Hills Country Club 
2001 Fulham Street
St. Paul, MN 55113

Join the Minnesota Governmental Relations Council as we hear from legislative leaders, vote on the 2020 Board of Directors slate and celebrate the holiday season.

3:00 - 3:30pm: Registration
3:30 - 4:00pm: Annual Meeting & Board Elections
4:00 - 5:00pm: Legislative Leader Panel
5:00 - 6:30pm: Networking Reception

Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $35.00


Registration is open! Click the link to register yourself or a guest today. 

Toys for Tots and Teens:
As part of our annual meeting, we are partnering with Toys for Tots and Teens for their toy drive.  Tara Mack, MGRG member, is coordinating this effort and is requesting that we focus on teens.  If you would like to donate a gift for a teen boy or girl please bring a gift or donation to the Dec 2nd meeting.  Each gift should cost between $20-$25. 

For more information on gift ideas and how else to donate if you cannot make the meeting:

  • You can Venmo Tara Erickson a donation (suggested amount of $20 to $25) and in the message says “Toys for Teen” donation. Tara will use that money to buy gifts and bring them to the distribution center.  @Tara-Erickson-7

  • Go on Amazon and buy a gift and have it delivered to Tara’s house:

    Tara Erickson
    642 Hillwood Court
    St. Paul, MN 55119 

  • Drop off a toy on November 16th at the toy drive Tara will be staffing from 10am-2pm in Woodbury at 1103 Weir Dr. S-200C Woodbury MN 55125. 

Here are some gift recommendations for teens:

Anker Portable charger on Amazon
Optoslon Virtual Reality headset on Amazon
Bluetooth speakers or earbuds
LFS Wireless speaker and nightlight
Cool Messenger bags
Cozy blankets
Stylish purses
Bath Bombs or spa like package stuff
Essential oil diffusers and oils
Sport equipment
Bluetooth beenie hats!
Art supplies 


Per MGRC bylaws, a Nominating Committee was appointed by the President, with approval from the Executive Committee, to report its recommendations for board member election to the full membership.

The 2019 MGRC Nominating Committee recommends the following for election to the MGRC Board of Directors:

- Daniel Lightfoot, League of Minnesota Cities (new board member, 1st term)
- Abbey Bryduck, MN Asphalt Pavement Assc. (new board member, 1st term)
- Bobby Patrick, Medical Alley Association (new board member, 1st term)
- Kate Blair, Marathon Petroleum (new board member, 1st term)

The 2019 MGRC Nominating Committee also recommends the following board members for re-election:

- Thor Underdahl, ALLETE/Minnesota Power (2nd term)
- Amanda Duerr, Charter Communications (2nd term)

Please note: These nominations are subject to election by the membership at our annual meeting. Nothing in our bylaws preclude any member from being nominated from the floor at the annual meeting.
New board members will serve a three-year term and be eligible to serve one additional term.