Capitol Lab

Date: Mar 6, 2013
Time: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

State Office Building - Room 500N
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul

Fee: Free

This walking tour of the Capitol Complex will introduce participants to the “people’s house” and remind us of our civic duty to participate in the legislative process. The session is designed to increase your familiarity and comfort level with the Capitol surroundings. In addition to the tour, you will hear from legislators on-site about effective ways to communicate with elected officials.

About the Presenters

Jeannie FoxJeannie Fox is the deputy director of public policy at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and has spent over a decade working in nonprofit and government direct service organizations. Jeannie’s experience ranges from developing and supervising psychiatric crisis residential services, running a domestic violence shelter, and as the clinical supervisor of a large city/county alcohol and drug services unit. These experiences greatly informed her later work as a nonprofit administrator and policy director. In her current role at MCN, Jeannie is responsible for direct and grassroots lobbying and advocacy efforts on behalf of the nonprofit sector in Minnesota. She is a frequent speaker and trainer for various nonprofits looking to increase their advocacy and civic engagement work. Jeannie has developed extensive training curricula for MCN-sponsored training series in Minnesota, as well as custom policy institutes in various states, including Michigan, Illinois and Florida. Jeannie has recently been named a Training Fellow for the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest based in Washington, D.C. She is adjunct faculty for the University of Minnesota-Duluth master’s program in advocacy and political leadership and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. She also serves on steering committees, public policy advisory councils and boards of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations. Jeannie has a B.A. from South Dakota State University, a Master’s in Agency Counseling from the University of North Texas, and a Mini-M.B.A. for Nonprofit Organizations from the University of St. Thomas.

Jeff Narabrook joined the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits in January 2009. He provides leadership to the Minnesota Participation Project, MCN’s program that builds capacity among nonprofit organizations for engaging their constituencies and communities in civic participation.  He led MCN’s 2009-2010 outreach and education efforts on the 2010 Census and participates in MCN’s work on redistricting and election reform efforts. Jeff also manages public policy web communications, writes and distributes e-newsletters, creates GIS maps and provides support to MCN's public policy events and workshops.

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