Happy New Year from Jan Jenson, your newly elected 2020 president!

In our well attended January 10, 2020 kickoff meeting, I was excited to see the level of participation and everyone’s enthusiasm and engaging support of the Ramsey County Local League of Governments. We had a fruitful discussion sharing legislative priorities and discussing this year’s legislative session. This is a strong step in the direction of fulfilling on our mission, which is to foster cooperation among Ramsey County’s local governments in an effort to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our service delivery.

(Stay tuned for a summary of that discussion, and mark your calendars now to attend the monthly meeting on April 10th, when we’ll continue our legislative discussion with state legislators.)

Coming up next, don’t miss the February 14 th meeting, which will feature presentations and discussion about the upcoming census, as well as demographic trends and issues in Ramsey County. Presenters include Minnesota State Demographer, Susan Brower ; and Jolie Wood , Policy Analyst at Ramsey County.

And remember, all of our monthly meetings take place on the second Friday morning of the month from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at CTV North Suburbs Studios in Roseville. Join us for coffee, pastries, presentations and discussion. For more information on upcoming meetings and more great resources, visit the RCLLG website at www.mngts.org/rcllg .

My thanks to the 2019 Executive Committee for developing monthly meeting topics along with our monthly business agenda items, and thanks to CTV North Suburbs for being a Partner Sponsor this year and hosting our meetings.