Join us for Legislative Action Day on Feb. 10!

All GMPT members are encouraged to join us Feb. 10 for our virtual Legislative Action Day!

This partial-day event has historically been an in-person event that provides networking, discussions/speakers from key partners, advice on lobbying, connections with a few elected officials and time for lobbying. This year we will be hosting our Legislative Action Day virtually, for obvious reasons, and it will not include time for lobbying. However, the morning’s activities will have the same level of quality you have come to expect from our organization. Please register for Legislative Action Day at

Legislative Action Day agenda:

9 a.m. – Zoom Room Opens
You can sign in early to say hello to friends and colleagues

9:15 a.m. – Kick-off and Welcome – GMPT Chair Mike Nigbur

9:30 a.m. – Legislative Update and Lobbying Tips – Elizabeth Wefel, GMPT Lobbyist
Lobbying and legislating in the time of COVID-19 – Learn more about what GMPT is working on at the legislature and how you can help.

10 a.m. – Legislative Panel with Sen. Carrie Ruud and Rep. Leon Lillie
Get the inside perspective on how the session is going and how it might impact parks and trails with the chairs of the Senate and House Legacy committees.

10:30 a.m. – Erika Rivers, Director of Minnesota State Parks and Trails.
Moving beyond COVID-19: What will our parks and trails look like on the other side? How do we capitalize on the new interest in outdoor recreation to keep people engaged?

11 a.m. – Commission Update – Renee Mattson, Executive Director, Greater MN Regional Parks & Trails Commission
Trends in the designations of parks and trails and grant applications

11: 15 a.m. – Open Forum led by Karlin Ziegler and Ben Anderson
This time is for you to check in with your fellow parks professionals about the issues you’re facing now

Please register for Legislative Action Day at