• Financial & Technical Assistance
    for Cities


    Are you new to City Government, or worried about that upcoming audit? Maybe you are just running out of time in world made more complicated with pandemic planning, and don’t know how you are going to write that wellhead protection plan or rate study.  Here at Lakes Country Service Cooperative we have been searching for solutions and are excited to now offer on-site, one-on-one training and technical assistance for cities in our region.  In partnership with other regional service cooperatives, Lacey Smieja has been hired to provide a host of technical and financial training assistance to our cities. 

    About the trainer:


    Lacey Smieja is the preferred city clerk trainer of the Minnesota Service Cooperatives. Lacey formerly held roles as City Clerk/Treasurer of the City of Motley, MN and has worked as an auditor/quality control specialist in the private sector at a law firm out of California. She has a master degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University and also holds the designation of a Minnesota Certified Municipal Clerk. Through her extensive experience, Lacey can help you navigate the complexities of the city clerk role. Learn more about Lacey here.

    Your source for training and support to help you avoid costly errors, fines, and penalties. Get up to speed fast with custom training and technical assistance designed for your unique situation.

    - On-site and One-on-One training

    - Learn at Your Pace

    - Great for New City Clerks

    - Customized Learning Plan

    - Special Project Assistance