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 Lobbyist 101 Returns on Friday, January 6, 2023

The Minnesota Government Relations Council will again be hosting its Lobbyist 101 program on Friday mornings throughout the 2023 Session. This popular educational and networking opportunity for new and senior lobbyists alike will be held virtually this session via Zoom.

Our programs will start at 8:30 am each week 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.

If you have questions or program suggestions, please email Joel Carlson at [email protected] or contact MGRC at [email protected]

  • Friday, January 27:
    • Topic: The Governor's Budget, MMB Commissioner Jim Schowalter, and more....
    • Registration: Click here to register
  • Friday, February 3:
    • Topic: Moving Major Legislation.....Getting Bills Through Multiple Stops
    • Registration: Click here to register
  • Friday, February 10:

As part of our commitment as an organization to diversity and inclusion, MGRC is hosting a panel as part of our Lobbyist 101 series on Friday, February 10 to hear about the experiences of people from diverse backgrounds who have worked at the Capitol over the years as lobbyists, staff and legislators.  This panel discussion will be moderated by former Senator Jeff Hayden, who represented his Minneapolis district as a state representative and senator for 12 years.  Other panelists will be Sen. Erin Maye Quade (DFL - Apple Valley), former staffers Ryan Hamilton and Liz Young. Please plan on join us for what promises to be an entertaining and thought-provoking discussion!


MGRC Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone that attending the MGRC Annual Meeting on Monday, December 5th! 

MGRC/YIG 2023 "Emerging Leaders" Tour and Reception

Thank you to everyone that attended the recent MGRC/YIG Tour and Reception that was held on January 5, 2023. MGRC is 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 that was held on January 25, 2022. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, please email [email protected] for the webinar recording.