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.
It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the new Executive Director of the Citizens League – and as I wrap up my first week on the job, I’m feeling deeply inspired by the opportunities that lie ahead.
The Citizens League is excited to share our 2022-2023 impact report with highlights of our current work, recent community events, and ways we are co-creating unique spaces for bringing different perspectives together and finding great solutions.
It is with great excitement that we announce Citizens League’s next executive director, Jake Loesch. After a thorough hiring process, Jake emerged as the top candidate and was unanimously approved by our board of directors.
September 27, 2023: We invite friends, supporters, and community members to gather for a meet & greet event with Citizens League staff, board, and others!
Ten years at an organization is an impressive feat and something to celebrate. We are excited to share that Jacob Taintor, Citizens League’s Communications and Marketing Specialist, has reached this ten-year anniversary milestone!
We are currently searching for our next Office Operations and Donor Database Coordinator, who will be an integral part of our collaborative and supportive six-member team.
This conversation series – hosted by the Center for Rural Policy and Development and the Citizens League – bridges the divide between urban & rural Minnesota by exploring our shared challenges and how to design a future that works for our unique communities. All discussions are recorded and can be listened to and viewed online.
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.
Throughout the summer and fall of 2022, we sought out perspectives of those who have been asked to serve, those currently serving, and those running for local office in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Learn about what we heard.
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.
Interconnected: Rural-Urban Conversations
Join us on Wednesday, December 13, for a conversation on The Journey to Meaningful Workforce Participation among Southwest Minnesota graduates.