The Community of Minnesota Resorts (CMR) is a non-profit association of family owned resort and campground businesses dedicated to improving resorting in Minnesota. The CMR advances legislative initiatives addressing governmental policies that can enhance the ability of resorts to compete and remain viable tourism establishments for countless Minnesota families.

Thousands of Minnesotans share memories of their “time at the lake.” Legislators can help preserve the resort and campground experience for future generations by approving simple and cost-effective legislation and opposing efforts that negatively impact the tourism industry.

EMT Recovery Grant

CMR supports additional state tourism recovery grants.

Grants would be available to support meetings, conventions and group business, multi-community and high-visibility events, and tourism marketing.

Support Explore Minnesota Tourism Grant Funding
HF 232 / SF 1794

Hansen, R.; Hassan; Jordan; Edelson and Lee, F. introduced:

H. F. 232, A bill for an act relating to tourism; appropriating money for Explore Minnesota Tourism. The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Economic Development Finance and Policy.

Resort Property Tax Relief
Responsible Boat Operations
Broadband Funding

Retired Resorter

Sue Malikowski says,

"I rode one of the first "vans" to Day on the Hill around 2002.
I am not mainly politically driven. However, early on, I knew how important it was to "show up."
I've been to DOH every year since! (Well, with a 'pause' when exiting the day-to-day resort life, back again as a CMR Retired Resort Member and CMR Office Manager!)
The difference one person can make, not to mention the relationships, education, and memories are priceless!"

Rugged River Resort

Sheila Niemyer says,

. . . about Day on the Hill: "I have had no interest or desire to talk about politics. I stay away from it as much as possible.

But this was so different than anything I had experienced before. I realized we can't always let someone else do the work."

Ten Mile Lake Resort

Linda & MIke Schulz say,

"We really enjoy the Day on the Hill because we always learn so much. It is not nearly as scary as we first thought it would be.

It is also so much fun to connect with all of our fellow resorters."

Sunset Bay Resort

Jim & Kristin Wherley say,

"We also were reluctant to get on the bus for Day on the Hill our first year.  I think it took us a couple of years to be convinced to go. We had a son playing college golf at the time, and we chose to go see him compete (Puerto Rico, Las Vegas-what can we say?) 

But, we realized as business owners that we needed to be involved in anything and everything that impacted our business. Our first time, we were just the smiles in the corner and didn't open our mouths.

Kristin always volunteers to be the note-taker for the group, so that she doesn't have to speak. We found that the legislators are regular people like us - so many of them are also business owners. The bus trip is a highlight.  We love to catch up with everyone."

Highlights from past CMR legislative issues

CMR members talking to MN Senator