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The Civic Caucus is a Minnesota based non-partisan public policy learning organization

~ offering innovative opportunities to involve citizens in public affairs without making extraordinary demands on their time

~ hosting a unique library of interviews with past and present political figures

~ encouraging participation (feedback) by citizens across political ideology

~ using electronic communication to educate and involve participants from their homes

~ shining a light on others' proposals, rather than promoting our own.


Send a request to the above address to receive
summaries of future interviews with thought leaders,
and to have your opportunity to respond as well.


The interview summaries
and issues pages

are intended to spark a thoughtful dialog,
moving towards education and understanding,
rather than partisan debate.

The position reports
are recommendations offered by
the Civic Caucus Core group,
after considering significant feedback
from all citizen responses.






























Human Capital: Minnesota's Strength and Challenge

Click here for this Civic Caucus statement, September 8, 2014, on the impact of,
and ways to attack a projected decline
 in Minnesota of the number of individuals
in the prime age-group for productive employment.


 Recent interview summaries:

A focus on human capital interview
State should do more to support venture capital investment in promising startups
B. Kristine Johnson, president of Affinity Capital Management - January 16,2015

A focus on human capital interview
Developing a full range of STEM talent is critical to continued high tech growth in Minnesota
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minnesota High Tech Association President and CEO - December 12, 2014

A focus on human capital interview
Might human capital shortage force Minnesota employers to relocate?
Bill Blazar, interim president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce - December 5, 2014

A focus on human capital interview
Minnesota PIPELINE apprenticeships will help to build a stronger workforce
Minnesota State Senator Terri Bonoff - November 21, 2014

A focus on human capital interview
Apprenticeships prove to be a successful investment in human capital for one Minnesota operation
Ellen Bies
of Bühler Inc., a Swiss company
with its North American headquarters in Plymouth, Minnesota - November 14, 2014


                      Making a tax-deductible contribution to the work of the Civic Caucus

     Your tax-deductible donation in support of these educational efforts can be made in two ways:

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- Go to, a secure site maintained by several Minnesota foundations.       Enter "Civic Caucus" in the box provided and follow instructions to fill in your gift amount and credit
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  2. By check
- Make your check payable to "Civic Caucus" and send your contribution to
      Janis M. Clay, Treasurer, Civic Caucus,

      2104 Girard Ave. S.,
      Minneapolis, MN 55405-2546. 


The Civic Caucus   is a non-partisan, tax-exempt educational organization.   The Interview Group  includes persons of varying political persuasions,
reflecting years of leadership in politics and business. Click here  to see a short personal background of each.

  John S. Adams, David Broden, Audrey Clay, Janis Clay, Pat Davies, Bill Frenzel, Paul Gilje (executive director), Dwight Johnson, Randy Johnson, Sallie Kemper, Ted Kolderie,
 Dan Loritz (chair), Tim McDonald, Bruce Mooty, John Mooty, Jim Olson, Paul Ostrow, Wayne Popham, Dana Schroeder, Clarence Shallbetter, and Fred Zimmerman



The Civic Caucus, 01-01-2008
2104 Girard Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
Dan Loritz, chair, 612-791-1919   ~   Paul A. Gilje, coordinator, 952-890-5220.

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