Capitol Consulting Day

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Name: Capitol Consulting Day
Date: February 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

ACEC/MN members are invited to St. Paul on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm to participate in the 21st Annual Capitol Consulting Day.

Actions at the legislature have a significant effect on the consulting engineering community. We need to join together to educate our legislators on why these issues affecting our profession are important and matter not just to consulting engineers, but to Minnesota. 

We have invited a number of legislative leaders and new agency heads to introduce themselves to the group and make brief presentations. This is a great opportunity for you to get a heads up on the direction we will see from not only the legislature, but from the executive branch, as well.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Margaret Anderson Kelliher, MnDOT Commissioner
  • Suzanne Sobotka, Gov. Tim Walz’s Office
  • Paul Gazelka, Senate Majority Leader
  • Tom Bakk, Senate Minority Leader
  • Kurt Daudt, House Minority Leader

Additional invitations have been extended to:

  • Nora Slawik, Chair – Metropolitan Council
  • Frank Hornstein, Chair – House Transportation and Finance Policy Division

Schedule, Parking Information and talking points for meetings with legislators
Leave behind sheet for legislators

View or download 2019 position papers here:

Don't know who represents you? Find your legislator HERE

*Please include your district number and representatives in the "comments" section.

Encourage young professionals in your firm to attend Capitol Consulting Day. We need to begin to "pass the torch" so that future generations can get involved, become comfortable in the political process, and continue to move things forward for the State of Minnesota and the engineering profession, as a whole. Meeting with legislators doesn't need to be intimidating. Believe it or not, they actually want to meet with their constituents to better understand their issues of importance. This can, and will, affect the way legislators vote.

Star of the North Room (basement level)
State Capitol Building

75 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Date/Time Information:
8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 - 10:30 AM

We will hear from legislative and agency leaders, as well as ACEC/MN lobbyist Tom Poul will host a brief planning session to cover issues and coach members on how to effectively interact with legislators.    

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
TRACK 1: Meet with legislators to discuss issues facing the engineering community. Note: Meetings need to be pre-arranged by you with your legislators. Please contact ACEC/MN staff for tips and a template.
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Tour the renovated State Capitol, the Senate office Building, and possibly sit in on a committee hearing. This is your chance to get comfortable with the legislative process and Capitol facilities.
Contact Information:
This event is free to all members.
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