Dex Media, hibu & LSA at the League of Minnesota Cities Conference
June 21, 2013 | Contributed by: Wesley Young
We had a fantastic day yesterday in St. Paul at the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) conference. Heather Mungle from Dex Media, Matt Krug from hibu and I were able to talk about consumer choice and sustainability to hundreds of city officials who converged on the Saint Paul RiverCentre.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, LMC held workshops, an annual meeting and a dedicated time when local Minnesota officials would be in the marketplace venue to mingle among exhibitors at booths including ours.
Many officials became interested in posting our opt-out ‘widget’ on their municipal websites, and quite a few remembered receiving an introductory e-mail from us prior to the conference. One memorable conversation was with a councilmember from Bemidji, MN – which bills itself as the “First City on the Mississippi” – who noted that a directory publisher is based in his city.
While in the area, I also met with Paul Austin of Conservation Minnesota who has been very helpful in promoting consumer choice through www.DontTrashThePhoneBook.org and arranging for cities to promote YellowPagesOptOut.com in utility bills and recycling/trash pick-up calendars.