Join us for the Citizens League’s annual Civic Celebration, an evening to recognize unique leaders in Minnesota whose work has inspired, challenged, and transformed our communities.

On March 24, 2022, the Citizens League will honor Joan Growe, former Minnesota Secretary of State and trailblazer for women in public policy; and the late Kao Ly Ilean Her, champion and passionate advocate for Hmong-Americans and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

When our two honorees were embarking on their careers in advocacy and leadership, they did not see anyone like themselves in the roles they pursued. Joan and Ilean both pushed against the norms, expectations, and barriers that were in place for both women and immigrants. Driven by their own focus and passion, both saw a need and stepped up to fill it. In their own individual ways, they navigated uncharted waters for themselves, and created greater opportunities for those who followed.

Joan Growe
Former Minnesota Secretary of State

Kao Ly Ilean Her
Champion for Hmong-Americans
and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community

You’re Invited!

As the Citizens League celebrates 70 years of engaging communities in civic life and public policy, you’re invited to gather with friends for an evening at Quincy Hall in Minneapolis to honor the leadership of these incredible women, and to recognize what makes our state unique: an enduring civic culture, innovative leadership, and a commitment to find solutions that work for everyone.

2022 Civic Celebration
March 24, 2021
Quincy Hall
1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis
5:30pm Reception
6:30pm Program

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

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