What we do

We lobby state and federal agencies on behalf of the City.

Roles and responsibilities

Our director

The director manages the Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) team.


  • Serve as liaison with federal agencies
  • Lobby for the City during the federal legislative process
  • Share information about issues affecting the City with local and federal officials
  • Serve as lead lobbyist on state issues when needed
  • Share information with City leaders about matters including federal:
    • Bills
    • Hearings
    • Regulations
    • Reports
    • Agencies
    • Congress and Cabinet members

Our representatives

IGR Representatives report to the director.


  • Serve as City liaisons to the state and other government entities
  • Analyze and researching legislative proposals
  • Propose policy alternatives to the IGR Committee of the City Council
  • Keep elected officials and department heads informed of legislative activity
  • Summarize legislation affecting the City
  • Identify upcoming issues which will affect the City

Our team 

The IGR team works to enhance the City's partnership with many groups.


  • Local government units. This includes:
    • The Metropolitan Airports Commission
    • Metropolitan Council
    • Regional operating commissions
  • Other cities and Hennepin County
  • Organizations such as Metro Cities and the League of Minnesota Cities
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IGR Committee

Find out how this committee oversees the City’s legislative platforms and priorities

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

Closed on City holidays

See list of City holidays