City receives League of Minnesota Cities award for focus on advancing racial equity

City of Minneapolis staff were recently honored for their participation in the 2016 Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) cohort. The team was awarded the President’s award by the League of Minnesota Cities for their work in advancing racial equity. City staff recognized were Joy Marsh Stephens, Cassidy Gardenier, Elise Ebhardt, Anissa Hollingshead, Olivia Walker, Faith Jackson, Ayianna Kennerly, Mark Brinda and Kellie Rose Jones.

 The award is given to any individual or organization the League of Minnesota Cities president feels has exemplified great work in an area of importance to the league and its member cities. For 2017, President Rhonda Pownell (mayor of Northfield) presented the award to our GARE cohort, made up of 12 governmental jurisdictions around Minnesota. Minneapolis joined the cohort in GARE’s national program in 2016.


Published Jun 27, 2017



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