In less than two weeks, the Minnesota Legislature will reconvene, and although the second half of the biennium is shorter, it will likely be another busy session. Because it is not a budget year, the Legislature will be focused primarily on the bonding bill and policy issues. For GMPT, we have several priorities for 2024. We would like to see more funding for the DNR’s local park and trails grant programs and will be pushing for the inclusion of such funds in the bonding bill.
Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17 for our ITV membership meeting! The meeting will start by looking ahead at the upcoming 2018 legislative session and discussing our initiatives. The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission will also update us on changes to the designation and funding process as well as other general updates. Lastly, we will look at funding and bonding opportunities for parks and trails. If you have any park/trail highlights that you would like to present at the meeting, please contact Brad Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss that opportunity.
Tentative locations for the ITV meeting are Buffalo, Duluth, Bemidji, Redwood Falls, Rochester, Cambridge and Alexandria. We will send out an invitation and agenda after the new year.