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 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.
Laura Kisner, who served as our Operations and Database Administrator since March 2022, is moving on! While we are sad to see her go, we are excited for her new adventure as she moves to New York City.
In recognition of our fantastic student interns and in celebration of the only paid internship program in Minnesota that creates a policy career pathway for BIPOC college students, we gather to mark another successful program year.
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.
2024 Civic Celebration
Join us and hundreds of your fellow Minnesotans — a diverse array of civic leaders, policy makers, and community builders — for an evening to celebrate the people and ideas that make our state unique.