Love Notes and Motorcycles: 2014 Keynote Speakers

Each year the League invites keynote speakers to teach and inspire Minnesota city officials. This year's speakers, Peter Kageyama and Mark Scharenbroich, were a hit with attendees in St. Cloud.


  1. Peter Kageyama, author of "For the Love of Cities," spoke to city officials on Thursday about nurturing the relationship between residents and their places. He called out real-life examples of cities that have embraced projects that not only improve quality of life but evoke emotional responses.

  2. See the Grand Rapids, Michigan lip-dub video on YouTube:
  3. The Grand Rapids LipDub (NEW WORLD RECORD)
  4. Mark Scharenbroich, author of "Nice Bike," closed out the conference on Friday afternoon. Scharenbroich used Minnesota-centric stories to illustrate the benefits of connecting with and honoring the people that cross our paths in life.

  5. That's a wrap! Who will speak in 2015?