From Out Clients -
Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Annual Conferences
We have experienced the GTS staff to be professional, knowledgeable and the best at what they do. I personally have worked with the GTS staff while serving on the MCFOA Planning Committee for the past eight years and was always confident in their ability to make our annual conferences successful.
Nancy Gehrke, CMC,
City Clerk, City of North Mankato
MCFOA 2009-2010 President
Minnesota Assessment Conferences
The GTS staff does an impeccable job implementing each and every detail of the conference, starting way back in the dregs of winter and the earliest days of spring. We could not, and would not, want to take on the task of organizing this important conference without them. (Quote from a video played as attendees arrived at the 2009 Conference)
Alice Golden, Education Specialist,
Minnesota Department of Education
2010 Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program Conference
The “can do” attitude, good spirits and humor coupled with your knowledge, skills and expertise helped make this event great for the participants and us.
Michael Hawton, Planning and Strategy Coordinator, Statewide Health Improvement
Initiatives, Minnesota Department of Health
From Our Partners:
Minnesota Government Information Technology Symposium
From my involvement, the key value that GTS provides is its ability to take charge of the event from beginning to end with outstanding results. I continue to be impressed with the staff’s efficiency and effectiveness in handling the overall process, from working with the planning committee and co-sponsors to taking care of the myriad of details that an event of this magnitude demands. One of the special benefits GTS offers is the fact that the staff has worked with state and local governments for years, and knows the ins and outs of delivering community services and intergovernmental operations.
Gopal Khanna, Chief Information Officer, State of Minnesota
Annual Land Use Planning Workshop Series
GTS is a critical partner for any local unit of government seeking to manage land use efficiently, cost-effectively, and for lasting benefit to businesses and residents. Our experience is that regardless of the political values of individuals that attend the GTS training, they return from the workshops with a better understanding of the limits and obligations of our laws and regulations, and a better sense of how to fairly apply these tools. We are pleased to co-sponsor programs in our area for the benefit of those in the 14 counties we serve—and beyond.
Don Hickman, Senior Program Manager, Initiative Foundation, Little Falls
From Program Participants:
Annual Land Use Planning Workshop Series
This workshop was excellent, providing me with great examples and lots of real life scenarios. I gained a better understanding of legal and practical planning & zoning issues.
Amy Stewart-Johnson, Planning Commissioner, City of Delano
This program exceeded my expectations and then some! I plan to attend other GTS workshops in the future and would encourage other local government representatives to do so as well!
Bill Langenbacher, Planning & Zoning Planner, Silver Creek Township
Partners in Policymaking Leadership Training Program
This class has moved me from a narrow focus on my son’s disability to the broader view of advocating for all people with disabilities.
Shelly Venenga, parent, Willmar
Through the Partners program I have learned skills I need to make positive changes in my life and in the community where I live.
Joe Clark, self-advocate, St. Cloud
Minnesota Government IT Symposium
The Symposium is the best chance I have each year to learn from the experts about today’s technology offerings. With over 100 sessions and a huge vendor exhibit, I’m able to get the information and resources I need to help me make better decisions back at the office. And, the ability to talk with my peers and hear their experiences is worth its weight in gold.
Mike Foster, MIS Director, City of Fairmont
No other conference offers such a rich, diverse mix of sessions, speakers, and opportunities as the MN Government IT Symposium. The biggest problem I have is deciding which sessions to attend because there are so many good ones. I always leave the conference with new knowledge, contacts and ideas.
Jim Clark, Systems Analyst/Programmer, Dakota County