Business View Magazine | March 2020

249 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MARCH 2020 Good Governance Contributes to Business Success in North Star State Cities By David Unmacht, Executive Director, League of Minnesota Cities C ity government is the level of government closest to the people. Those of us living in one of Minnesota’s 853 cities might routinely see our elected mayors and councilmembers at the neighborhood grocery store, at church, or at school PTA meetings. These individuals might be retirees, business owners, stay-at-home parents, or even students. Mayors, councilmembers, and city staff charged with the duties of providing city services are highly accountable to those that live and work in cities. In Minnesota, city governments, and the officials involved in governing, sometimes need guidance, consultation, and support when making decisions for the benefit of their communities. That is why the League of Minnesota Cities has been around for more than 100 years. It is my great professional privilege to serve as Executive Director for the League, a membership association of city governments—a community of cities - that counts among our members more than AT A GLANCE LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA CITIES WHAT: A membership organization dedicated to promoting excellence in local government. WHERE: Saint Paul, Minnesota WEBSITE: