MGRC Events

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!

MGRC Annual Meeting

Join MGRC leadership on Monday, December 5th to vote on the 2023 Board of Directors slate and celebrate the upcoming holiday season!

Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
3:00 - 6:00 pm

Location: Midland Hills Country Club
2001 Fulham Street
St. Paul, MN 55113


  • MGRC members: $40
  • Non-members: $50

Click here to register today! 

MGRC/YIG 2023 "Emerging Leaders" Tour and Reception

The Minnesota Government Relations Council (MGRC) and the YMCA Center for Youth Voice are pleased to invite you to the 2023 MGRC/Youth in Government “Emerging Leaders” Tour and Reception on Thursday, January 5, 2023. The event will include:

  • A private “insider’s look” at the Youth in Government program for Minnesota legislators and MGRC members from 4:00 -5:00 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol Complex. The tour will start at the Capitol in room 316.
  • A Welcome Back reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Capitol Vault/Rathskeller Café for MGRC members and legislators to network and reconnect in person after two years apart. Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
    • From 5:00 - 5:30 p.m., a select group of YIG elected officials and conference participants will attend the reception to share stories about YIG’s impact and meet Minnesota public policy leaders.
    • At 5:30 p.m., the students will depart, and a cash bar will be available.

Please note: this special event is being held in place of the YIG Mini-Golf Tournament that MGRC and the YMCA have hosted in the past. 

As in the past, MGRC members will purchase tickets to attend the tour and reception with a portion going to the Center for Youth Voice (CYV). The registration fee for MGRC Members is $30/pp. Click here to register! 

In addition, MGRC and CYV will seek reception sponsors at four levels:

  • L’Etoile du Nord Club: $1,000
  • Quadriga Club: $500
  • Friends of CYV: $250
  • Individual Entry: $100

A portion of the event ticket sales and all sponsorships will go to support the Center for Youth Voice. The goal is to raise $10,000 for student scholarships so that economic circumstances are not a barrier to a student participating in programs including Youth in Government, Model United Nations, the Conference on National Affairs and National Judicial Competition. When young people understand our system of government and feel equipped and empowered to engage, we all benefit
Sponsors will be listed on the tour handout as well as on banners at the reception. Sponsorships must be confirmed by Friday, December 23, 2022. Click here to sponsor!

For questions regarding sponsorship, contact Amy Anderson at [email protected] or Leslie Rosedahl at [email protected].
MGRC is so grateful for the opportunity to partner with the YMCA in this effort to connect key stakeholders, raise awareness of the Youth in Government program, and recognize the amazing efforts of our youth participants. Why? Because “Democracy must be learned by each generation.”


MGRC Capitol Security Webinar

Thank you to everyone that attended our recent webinar regarding Capitol Security. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, please email [email protected] for the webinar recording.  


MGRC Lobbyist 101 Series

This popular educational program is for new and experienced lobbyist alike and has been held virtually the last two years. Information regarding Lobbyist 101 sessions in 2023 will be released soon!

  • Each program will be held on Friday's for up to six weeks at 8:30 am and conclude by 10:00 am.
  • Registration will be required for each program. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to you upon registering.
  • Lobbyist 101 is a free program offered by MGRC and is open to all that would like to participate. So, be sure to share details with your interns or others that may find this programming valuable.