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Association of MN Counties Annual Conference
December 3, 2012 - December 4, 2012
Each December for over 100 years, the Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) Annual Conference is where more than 600 county elected officials, department heads, and staff, come together to learn and discuss the important topics and trends affecting county government. Minnesota’s 87 counties have a long tradition of finding better ways to deliver services, perform more efficiently, and improve overall service to their constituents. There are a variety of challenges and opportunities currently facing counties, and continuing to learn new or improved ways to work is more important now than ever before. This year’s conference schedule has been significantly revamped and the length of the conference shortened. The biggest change to this year’s conference is that we will be ending the conference on Tuesday afternoon following the AMC Business Meeting. In order to give attendees a wide variety of subjects to learn more about, our workshop schedule offers 30 one-hour workshops on a wide variety of topics over two days. There is literally something for everyone and then some! The Opening Session Monday morning features keynote speaker St. John’s University Football Coach John Gagliardi, the winningest coach in college football history! Now in his 60th season as head coach of the Johnnies, Gagliardi’s success is attributable to more than just football strategy and tactics. He creates an environment of fun and high expectations and he concentrates on methods and practices that truly focus on winning football games. In short, Gagliardi’s approach is one of concentration at the critical point and flawless execution. It is accomplished through a practice regimen that is purposeful — emphasizing repetition and fundamentals. The Awards Banquet Monday night provides an opportunity to publicly recognize counties and individuals for outstanding achievements in government. Nomination forms are available at
www.mncounties.org. Deadline: October 14. The St. John’s University Boys’ Choir will perform Monday night at the end of the awards banquet. Now in its 31st season, The St. John’s Boys’ Choir continues the tradition of enabling boys to express themselves through music, and provides an environment that nurtures and encourages creativity. Members of The St. John’s Boys’ Choir represent home, public, and private schools in more than 15 communities around Central Minnesota. You can learn more at www.sjbchoir.org. AMC’s Business Meeting has moved to Tuesday afternoon at the conclusion of the conference. This important part of the conference is where input from all county delegates is encouraged as we vote on our legislative platform and elect AMC officers for the coming year. The conference will end following the election of AMC’s 2013 officers and the final Grand Prize drawing so you can get on the road by late afternoon