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Conference Schedule

8 a.m.

Breakfast and Networking

Start the conference off right with a breakfast buffet of yogurt and pastries while networking with staff from other municipalities.

8:45 a.m.


Munici-Pals President Lori Hensen will welcome guests to the conference.

8:50 a.m.

Rise and Shine

Start the day with the energizing, quick, easy warm up to help you stay focused the rest of the day! 

9 a.m.

From New Hire
to Retire

Explore your PERA benefits with and get answers to important questions on retirement! What is a pension? What is PERA? How does your PERA pension work, and what are some life events that can affect your pension while you are an active public employee? 

10:30 a.m.

Morning Break

We'll take a short break.

10:45 a.m.

Legislative Updates

The League of Minnesota Cities will be  back for their annual updates from the Minnesota Legislature.

11:45 a.m.


Enjoy a soup and sandwich buffet, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. If you have dietary concerns, please send an email to

12:45 PM

Keynote Presentation: Finding Your Beat, The Rhythm of Life

Former Detroit Lakes Police Chief Tim Eggebraaten, will talk (and sing) with us about keeping the harmony in our lives and finding that balance so that we can truly be successful in all aspects of our lives. He will use the power of music during his presentation to inspire and move us!

1:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

A light snack will be provided.

2 p.m.

Keynote continued

Tim Eggebraaten will continue his keynote presentation.

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