the  
 Civic
Caucus
                
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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.


          Email: civiccaucus@comcast.net

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.

 

 

Our current focus: Minnesota's economic competitiveness

  ~ Highlighting functions that are foundational to the state's economy, such as preK-12 education,
     post-secondary education, human services, and infrastructure.

  ~ Learning about special initiatives to support economic development.

  ~ Reviewing the balance between investments made and value received.
 

 Recent interview summaries:

A focus on competitiveness interview
Can social progress enhance a society’s ability to compete economically?
Professor Scott Stern of MIT 's Sloan School of Management

A focus on competitiveness interview
Are Minnesota’s private colleges diamonds in our back yard?
Brian Rosenberg, president of Macalester College,
and Paul Cerkvenik, president, Minnesota Private College Council - June 13, 2014

A focus on competitiveness interview
Let for-profit schools fully participate to help produce a competitive workforce
Kathleen Misukanis & Tom Kosel of the Minnesota Career College Association - June 6, 2014

A focus on competitiveness interview
Investment in Pre-K education is vital to long-term economic competitiveness
Art Rolnick, senior fellow of the U of M's Humprhey School of Public Affairs - May 30, 2014

A focus on competitiveness interview
Broadband key to rural economic development and regional competitiveness
Minnesota State Senator Matt Schmit - May 9, 2014

A focus on competitiveness interview
To compete effectively, focus on core competencies and growth of existing businesses
Dr. Ken Poole, CEO of the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness - May 16, 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:

  1. By credit card
- Go to www.givemn.org, 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
      card information.


  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 (coordinator), 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

 

 


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

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