Conservation Minnesota was honored to receive the “Friend of the CGMC” award from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) alongside our partners IUOE, Local 49, and LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota on Thursday, July 28th. Once again this legislative session, we worked with a diverse set of stakeholders, including our union allies and community leaders, to advocate for Greater Minnesota to work toward funding for water and wastewater infrastructure.
Communities across the state need support to address basic infrastructure needs, including ensuring safe drinking water for all residents. Over 200 Minnesota cities are currently planning for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. These projects are estimated to cost billions of dollars and will need state backing to ensure they are finished. They are needed to protect both human health and our natural resources.
“Conservation Minnesota knows there is no excuse for allowing our most basic infrastructure to be a danger to the health of our state’s residents and the environment,” said Pat Baustian, mayor of Luverne and president of the CGMC. “We look forward to continuing our partnership as we fight to protect our waters and the health of our communities.”
CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing over 100 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Coalition educates legislators about issues important to Greater Minnesota.
See the full list of CGMC awardees.