Thanks to all who joined us for this year’s Civic Celebration honoring Dr. Josie Johnson and Susan Kimberly!

Each year the Citizens League invites its members, partners and others in the community to the Civic Celebration. It’s an opportunity for other politically interested Minnesotans from across the political spectrum to gather, celebrate recent successes, and look forward to new challenges. It’s also an opportunity to honor leaders in our community who have dedicated their lives to leadership, public service, and civic solutions. This year, the Citizens League honored two true civic trailblazers: Dr. Josie Johnson and Susan Kimberly. Both honorees have shown how an individual person’s actions in civic life can have ripple effects throughout communities and generations.

Now posted! Click here to check out our Facebook Photo Album of the event!

Couldn’t make it to the event? Watch the program here!

Learn more about these amazing women from the video we presented at the event, featuring Dr. Johnson and Kimberly, as well as former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman and Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.

The Civic Celebration was sponsored by Comcast, Medtronic, Mojo Solo, Cargill, Cogent Consulting, Delta Dental of Minnesota, Adkins Consulting Group, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, CenterPoint Energy, Ecolab, Goff Public, the History Theatre, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cyndi & Dennis Lesher, Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Metropolitan Economic Development Association, Metropolitan State University, MZA+Co, Ryan Companies, Saint Paul Saints, Securian Financial Group, Thomson Reuters, the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity, Wells Fargo, The Blonde Moderates, Caux Round Table, CliftonLarsonAllen, Page & Jay Cowles, HealthPartners, John Knapp, Medica, the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Wild, Marilyn C. Nelson, Winthrop & Weinstine, and Pat & Wendy Born.

Check out what people at the event were saying on social media: