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CONNECT MINNESOTA: Statewide Conversations among Minnesota County Commissioners

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connectThe Association of Minnesota Counties is honored to announce a new opportunity to partner with Braver Angels. We are fortunate to have one of the co-founders of this national nonprofit dedicated to “depolarizing America,” here in our state: Bill Doherty, Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Beginning in September 2020, we are working together to connect county commissioners for conversations across Minnesota.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my recent Braver Angels conversation with a fellow Commissioner from Southern Minnesota.  Two hours was too short a time, but I believe we forged a deeper bond as a result of the visit, and created a greater understanding of the many similarities and few differences between our two counties and parts of Minnesota.  I strongly recommend this program to all my AMC friends.”
--Roseau County Commissioner Jack Swanson

Program Overview
Rural and metro communities are increasingly disconnected. To help to bridge this divide, Braver Angels has designed a way to build relationships and find common ground – one conversation at a time. 

Please consider signing-up to talk with another commissioner about your work and what is happening in your county.

What’s Involved? 
You will be paired with a commissioner from another Minnesota county for two 1:1 online conversations scheduled at your own convenience.

What’s Next?
Please follow these steps to get started.

1)      Read the rural-metro conversation guides: 

2)      Listen to this 2.5 min audio clip from Bill Doherty, Co-founder of Braver Angels:

3)      Check your Tech:

How do I Sign-up?

4)      Please sign-up with this four question form. Then, AMC will contact you shortly.

Any Questions?
Visit the Braver Angels website to learn more their work across the U.S.

Contact Heather Bandeen, AMC Research and Program Development Manager, anytime to share ideas or ask questions.