Intergovernmental Relations

The Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) staff advocates for the City of Minneapolis with federal agencies, state agencies and our partners.

The Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) department is part of the City Coordinator's Office

Roles and responsibilities

The Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Department has a Director and three Government Relations Representatives.

Director

The director has many responsibilities:

  • Serving as the federal liaison
  • Managing the IGR team
  • Serving as the lead lobbyist on state issues as necessary
  • Lobbying the federal legislative process to maximize the advantages to the City from federal programs
  • Communicating regularly with federal elected officials and local elected officials and sharing information about issues that have an impact on the City
  • Providing information to City leaders and departments about national organizations and about federal:
    • Bills
    • Hearings
    • Regulations
    • Reports
    • Studies
    • Agencies
    • Congressional and Cabinet members

Representatives

IGR Representatives report to the Director. Their responsibilities include:

  • Serving as liaisons of the City to the state government and other governmental entities
  • Analyzing and research legislative proposals
  • Proposing policy alternatives to the IGR Committee of the City Council
  • Keeping elected officials and department heads informed of legislative activity
  • Summarizing legislative enactments affecting the City
  • Identifying future issues on which the City should take a position

Additional team responsibilities

The Government Relations team also works to enhance the City's partnership and communications with:

  • Metropolitan units of government, including:
    • The Metropolitan Airports Commission
    • Metropolitan Council
    • Regional operating commissions
  • Local units of government, including other cities and Hennepin County
  • Organizations such as Metro Cities and the League of Minnesota Cities

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Contact us

Intergovernmental Relations

Phone

612-673-2043

Address

City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 301M
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

See list of City holidays