The MPPOA Legislative Conference

February 28-29, 2020 in St. Cloud, Minnesota

As the new Executive Director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, I am excited for the 2020 Legislative Conference. I assumed my role in June of 2019 and since then the team at the MPPOA has worked vigorously to make many improvements to benefit our organization. St. Cloud has rolled out the red carpet for us and this year’s conference will be fun and exciting while learning about the 2020 legislative priorities and issues. We look forward to seeing you there!

Dress Code: Entire event is Casual (to include blue jeans)


For printable schedule: CLICK HERE

Friday, February 28th:

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM              Private Cocktail Reception            Red Carpet Martini Lounge

Please join us to kick off the Legislative Conference with a cocktail reception. Complimentary appetizers, beer and wine will be served.

Saturday, February 29th:

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM              Conference Registration                River’s Edge Convention Center- Herberger Suite

                                                  Coffee, juice and pastries will be served 

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM               Presentation of Colors                   Stearns County Honor Guard

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM               Welcome Remarks                         Saint Cloud Police Department
                                                                                                                   Brian Peters, MPPOA Executive Director

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM             Congressman Tom Emmer (6th Congressional District, R)

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM           Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent (53, D)

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM           MORNING BREAK

10:45 AM – 11:30 PM            Congressman Pete Stauber (8th Congressional District, R)                                                                                                                                                                            Congressman Dean Phillips (3rd Congressional District, D)

                                                       Problem Solvers Caucus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Moderator Dennis McGrann, MPPOA Lobbyist, Washington D.C.

11:30 AM – 12:00 AM           Assistant Senate Majority Leader Warren Limmer (34, R)

                                                Judiciary and Public Safety Committee Chair

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM             LUNCH                                              Courtyard Marriott-   2nd Floor Grand Ballroom

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM               Guest Appreciation Event                River’s Edge Convention Center – Stockinger Suite

                                                  Please join us for a free 15 minute seated massage, wine, and cheese plate reception

 1:00 PM– 1:30 PM                 Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (36B, D)

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM                Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (09, R)

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM                Erik Misselt, Interim Executive Director, POST Board

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM                AFTERNOON BREAK

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM               Dan Athmann, Thrivent Financial, Financial Wellness

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM                Attorney Fred Bruno, Bruno Law, What to expect during a Critical Incident

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM                Wrap Up

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM                Happy Hour Reception                      River’s Edge Convention Center  – 2nd Floor Mezzanine

                                                Please join us for beer, wine and appetizers before dinner
                                                A photo booth will be available to capture the moments

                                                    Sponsored by Meuser, Yackley & Rowland

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM                Dinner                                                River’s Edge Convention Center – Herberger Suite

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM                Comedian Tim Harmston

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM              Private Cocktail Reception                 Keller Bar

                                                Cash bar, discounted drinks, light snacks and a DJ providing music

Business meeting and dinner are business casual to include jeans


Sunday, March 1st: Depart


Please submit the form below to register for the 2020 MPPOA Legislative Conference.

Hotel Informaiton Contact Details Rate


The Best Western Plus Kelly Inn

Come check out our River View Rooms!
The Best Western St. Cloud Kelly Inn provides lodging accommodations in downtown St. Cloud Minnesota within walking distance of downtown St. Cloud theaters and nightlife and is located along the Mississippi River.
Our tastefully appointed guest rooms include comfortable furnishings and contemporary decor. Business class king rooms and suites include cordless telephones, refrigerators and microwaves and some feature a wet bar. We also feature exclusive fireplace Jacuzzi® suites for the ultimate relaxation. Onsite Pool, Business Center, Restaurant, and Fitness Center.

$99 RATE


or Call 320.253.0606


For assistance with Lodging please contact Rachel Thompson at

For questions regarding the Legislative Conference or registration please contact Angie Itschert MPPOA:

Phone: 651-793-2303