Northwest Minnesota gathers today in Bemidji to think regionally and act locally. Blandin Foundation invited alumni of its leadership programs to gather to explore the region’s trends and to imagine new ways to frame issues, build social capital and mobilize resources around a shared regional vision.
Nearly 100 people are gathered for this event, the first of six regional gatherings hosted by Blandin Foundation and partners in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Blandin Community Leadership Programs. More than 6,000 rural Minnesota leaders have participated in Blandin community leadership training, leaders from all walks of life and nearly every rural Minnesota community, since its first cohort. For more, visit www.BlandinFoundation.org.