Intergovernmental Relations

We advocate for the City of Minneapolis with federal agencies, state agencies and our partners.

Roles and responsibilities

We have a Director and three Government Relations Representatives.


The director has many responsibilities:

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


IGR Representatives report to the Director.


  • Serve as liaisons of the City to the state government and other governmental entities
  • Analyze and research legislative proposals
  • Propose policy alternatives to the IGR Committee of the City Council
  • Keep elected officials and department heads informed of legislative activity
  • Summarize legislative enactments affecting the City
  • Identify future issues on which the City should take a position

Additional team responsibilities

Our 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




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