Common Ground.
Common Good.

The Citizens League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that empowers people to engage in civic life and public policy to make Minnesota a better place to live and work for everyone.

Recent News

Nominate a Civic Leader!
Nominate a Civic Leader!

The Citizens League is pleased to announce the return of #MNCivicLeader, a social media campaign to uplift and celebrate everyday civic leaders who go above and beyond to make a difference in Minnesota.

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Current Work

Saint Paul Community-First Public Safety Commission

The Citizens League has been selected by the City of Saint Paul to lead a Community-First Public Safety Commission. The commission will help shape Saint Paul’s continued work to take a holistic and sustainable approach to building safer outcomes in its neighborhoods. 

Capitol Pathways

With the long-term goal of making our government truly representative of our communities, the program opens access to the Minnesota Capitol to the next generation of leaders of color. Through this program, interns build relationships with established Capitol leaders, gain exposure to various kinds of careers in policy, get real-world experience in career fields they would like to learn more about and build a strong professional resume in the process.

Metro Transit Safety Conversation

The Metropolitan Council has selected the Citizens League to help in a first phase of a larger project by facilitating a regional safety conversation – for customers, transit operators, business owners, employees, our neighbors near transit stops and stations, community leaders, and members of the broader regional community.


The Citizens League hosts forums for civil discussion across Minnesota. Our event series includes events that are open to the public, member-only and workplace events to help inform and engage Minnesotans on important policy and civic leadership discussions.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Community Update & Annual Meeting 2021

Each year, staff, board, community partners, supporters — and anyone else who wants to learn more about us — gather for an update on Citizens League projects, programs, and events.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Citizens League Meet & Greet

We invite you to join us for a casual (in-person!) Meet & Greet on Tuesday, October 5th at Bauhaus Brew Labs!

Thursday, October 14, 2021
#MNCivicLeader 2021

Join us Thursday, October 14 for an inspirational conversation with a few of our #MNCivicLeader nominees about their efforts, their leadership journeys, and how we all can make a positive impact in our communities.

Citizens League
400 Robert St N, Suite 1820
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 293-0575