Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Third Minnesota River Congress

Register today to participate in the third Minnesota River Congress!

Everyone is invited to the third Minnesota River Congress Thursday, April 16 at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Building on previous congress meetings, June 19 and Oct. 30 and six regional meetings, the third congress will decide on a mission, organizational structure, objectives, guiding principles and ground rules for all sessions and meetings. A networking fair begins at 4:30 p.m.

Citizens and organizations focused on Minnesota River natural and economic environments have been working on a citizen-led entity that is inviting and all inclusive for the many different groups active in the Minnesota River Valley, including agriculture, industry, natural resources, recreation, economic development, tourism, all levels of government, faith communities, first nations, and watershed organizations.

This congress will focus on the important tasks of voting for a mission, prioritizing purpose statements, action board structure building, sharing of guiding principles and ground rules for all sessions and meetings.

Cost per person is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Networking booth space is available on a limited basis and is $30 per table. If you wish to attend only the 7 PM session you are very welcome to do so. Checks made to CCMR can be mailed to PO Box 488, New Ulm, MN 56073.

Click here to register for the event.

Click here to register for an organizational networking fair table.

If you are registering to table, please register individually as well. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door. Tabling costs $30. We hope you can join us!

For more information, contact Scott Sparlin, 507-276-2280,

Minnesota River Valley Congress schedule
April 16, 2015, Turner Hall, 102 S. State St., New Ulm:
• 4:30-6 p.m. – Networking Fair-displays by organizations, Turner Hall.
• 6 p.m. – Buffet dinner (build your own burger bar).
• 6:45 p.m. – Review results from first two congress events.
• 7 p.m. – Group discussion and decision-making.
• 9 p.m. – Adjourn.