February 18, 2015
MSNA Legislative Conference
Retirement Systems of MN Building

60 Empire Drive
St. Paul, MN 55130

Registration is now open

2015 Legislative Conference Registration Packet

8:00-8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30-9:15 Welcome & Updates
9:15-9:30 Board Bus for Capitol
9:30-1:00 Arrive at Capitol & Conduct Legislative Appointments
1:00-1:15 Board Bus/Return to Meeting Location
1:15-3:00 Late Lunch & Review of Appointments


Do you know who represents you?  Here is how to find your legislators!

Go to and enter in your home and/or school address.  The results will show both your state and national legislators.  For the purpose of the MNSA Legislative Conference, you will be looking to schedule your appointments with those that have “MN House” or “MN Senate” behind their names as these are the legislators that work on state issues.

Begin contacting your legislators for appointments in January as their calendars fill up quickly!!

A simple email requesting an appointment is all you need.  A sample version is below:


I will be attending the MN School Nutrition Legislative Conference on Feb. 18.  I live in the Sen/Rep district and I would like an opportunity to discuss the MN School Lunch program with Sen/Rep or one of his/her aides.  Would it be possible to schedule an appointment between 9:45 AM and 12:45 PM to visit with Sen/Rep?

 Thank you,  

John/Jane Doe


Hotel Accommodations:
Best Western Kelly Inn
161 St. Anthony Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103
$136.33 (includes taxes) Free parking
**Mention “Public Policy” to receive special rate

Parking at the Retirement Systems of MN Building

Parking is free in the building’s attached contract parking ramp; the arm will be raised for access. Park on the upper level (3rd level) only.  This level will have the only door open in which you can access the building from the parking ramp.
Even though there may be open spaces in the parking lot in front of the building, attendees must still park in the ramp.  Your cooperation is much appreciated!
Driving Map_Directions


Upcoming MSNA Conferences

MSNA Industry Conference
May 7-8, 2015
“Together Towards Tomorrow”

Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point MN

 Online Hotel Reservations:

Select Lodging tab, then online reservations. Enter group #112775

Room Options are:
Breezy Inn, Breezy Center, Dakota House, Fawcett House, Governor’s House
Lakeside Loft, Park Place, Spruce Place. See website for more details on rooms.



August 2-5, 2015
MSNA Annual Conference
River’s Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud, MN



February 3, 2015
SNDM Commodity Expo
River’s Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud MN
For more information  on an exhibitor booth contact Barb Schank at


2014 Annual State Conference
“Step Out  Of Your Box” 


To download hand outs from the 2014 Annual conference workshop sessions click here.