This meeting is by invitation only. If you have received an invitation, please register by sending an email confirmation to giving your name, organization, number of persons in your party, and dates of attendance. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, also email giving your name, organization, dates you plan to attend, number of persons in your party, and why you would like to participate.
1) Hotel: Our meeting will take place in the River’s Edge Convention Center at 10 4th Avenue (www.stcloudriversedgeconventioncenter.com). Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Best Western Kelly Inn, 100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301, 1-800-528-1234. Request the Mississippi River Cities & Towns block. Reserve your room by June 12 at a reduced rate.
2) Airport Transportation: The St. Cloud Convention Center is 80 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The most efficient and cost effective method of transport from Minneapolis airport to St. Cloud is via Executive Express. Go to www.executiveexpress.biz or call 1-888-522-9899 to reserve your ride. Reservations are $41 for one-way, or $72 for a roundtrip.
3) Day-Trip to Headwaters Region: On Friday, June 28 mayors (and guests if space allows) may have the option of taking a short excursion to the breathtaking headwaters region of the Mississippi River. See where the largest navigable river system in the world begins and actually jump across the Mississippi River where it makes it start next to beautiful Lake Itasca. If confirmed, mayors (and guests if space allows) will board National Guard helicopters and ride to the headwaters region from St. Cloud. Buses will board around 2:00pm in front of the Convention Center after the Annual Meeting closing luncheon. The helicopters will return to St. Cloud at approximately 6:00pm. PLEASE NOTE: arrangements for this excursion will not be confirmed with the State of Minnesota until very close to the date of the meeting. However, we need to provide a list of mayors and guests interested in participating as soon as possible. If you are interested, please reserve your place by contacting Julie Lunning of the St. Cloud Convention & Visitor’s Bureau at 1-800-264-2940 or . Space is limited and mayors will be given the first option for all seats. If there is room left over, seats will be allocated to non-mayors on a first come—first serve basis.