Save the date! The 2023 Civic Celebration will be at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Quincy Hall in Northeast Minneapolis.

Join the Citizens League’s annual Civic Celebration, an annual event to honor the courageous leadership and dedicated public service of extraordinary Minnesotans. In 2023, our tradition continues as we honor Kathleen Blatz, former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota State Legislator, and Edwina García, former Minnesota State Legislator and Richfield City Council Member.

Both our honorees exemplify the power and importance of stepping up to serve others. In their own ways, Kathleen and Edwina said “yes” to public service, rising to serve the needs of their communities and their state — Kathleen as the youngest female legislator elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1978, then later the first female chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court; Edwina as the first woman of color to sit on the Richfield City Council, and the first Latina to serve in the Minnesota Legislature.

Join us as we celebrate these two inspiring individuals who answered the call to lead.

Click the photos of our honorees to learn more.

Tickets available soon!

We are proud to announce our Champion Sponsor for the 2023 Civic Celebration, Comcast! 

Sponsorship opportunities are available — For more information, please contact Yvonne Lerew at ylerew@citizensleague.org.

Past Event Photos & Video

2022 Honoree Videos

Watch these short videos on our honorees, which were featured at our 2022 celebration. Thanks to Mojo Solo for their partnership in producing these pieces!

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