CGMC, GMNP to host housing discussions in September

Looking ahead to the 2020 legislative session and beyond, we anticipate that housing will continue to be an important issue for the GMNP and our sister organization, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC). Housing, or a lack thereof, has a major impact on economic development and growth throughout the state, but oftentimes the conversation at the Capitol focuses on the needs of the metro area. That is why it is critical that the CGMC and GMNP continue be a strong voice for Greater Minnesota on this issue.

In order to hear from our members and better understand the various housing concerns that impact your communities, the CGMC and GMNP are co-hosting meetings in Austin and Fergus Falls that will focus on housing. We encourage all interested city officials to attend. The information gleaned from the meetings will help us shape our legislative strategy on housing for the upcoming legislative session.

Here are the meeting details:

Austin: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1-4 p.m.
Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
Ruby Rupner Auditorium
1304 21st St. NE
Austin, MN

Fergus Falls: Friday, Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m.
West Central Initiative (Boardroom)
1000 Western Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN

NOTE: We initially reported that the Fergus Falls meeting was to be held Sept. 26. However, we later learned that date conflicts with the League of Minnesota Cities’ regional meeting in Perham. To avoid this conflict, we moved our housing meeting to the following day, Friday, Sept. 27.

To RSVP, please send an email to Julie Liew at and let her know which meeting you plan to attend.