Join us online for our next Interconnected on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Since 2020, Interconnected has been helping bridge the divide between urban and rural communities in Minnesota by discussing shared challenges and opportunities, and exploring how to design a future and systems that incorporate the unique needs of communities across the state.

For our next conversation, we’ll be discussing the housing crisis and challenges across Minnesota – from substantial racial disparities in homeownership to innovative housing solutions, how are communities and organizations across the state working to improve access to stable and affordable housing? What policies have been discussed at the State Legislature to address Minnesota’s persistent housing challenges?

Join us to hear from a panel of experts representing rural communities and the Twin Cities!

Panelists:

  • Rep. Esther Agbaje (D), Vice Chair, Housing Finance and Policy Committee
  • Rep. Andrew Myers (R), Housing Finance and Policy Committee
  • Scott McMahon, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership
  • Ryan Baumtrog, Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Community Development, Minnesota Housing
  • Shereese Turner, Chief Program Officer, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • Amy Baldwin, Community Development Director, Otter Tail County
  • Moderators: Kate Raddatz and Brian McClung, Park Street PR

Interconnected: Rural-Urban Conversations
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
1:00-2:30pm

Free online event

Since 2020, the Citizens League has partnered with the Center for Rural Policy and Development to present Interconnected, an event series helping to bridge the divide between urban and rural communities in Minnesota by discussing shared challenges and opportunities, and exploring how to design a future and systems that incorporate the unique needs of communities across the state.

Check out past conversations here.