League of Minnesota Cities honors Braver Angels with presentation of President’s Award

(June 27, 2022 – St. Paul, Minn.) At the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) Annual Conference held last week in Duluth, LMC Past President D. Love presented the 2022 President’s Award to Braver Angels, a nonprofit organization that provides resources designed for building relationships and trust in our nation’s communities.

The award recognizes the valuable contributions that Braver Angels makes toward the coordination of workshops, debates, and other conversations in which partici­pants with strong political disagreements learn to listen and speak to one another with respect at a time of extreme political polarization.

The League of Minnesota Cities President’s Award is given each year at the discretion of the League’s outgoing president to acknowledge the efforts and contributions of an individual, group, or organization that has helped advance important municipal goals during the past year. Past winners have included city officials, state legislators, and League staff members, among others.

Braver Angels co-founder Bill Dougherty attended the conference’s awards ceremony on June 23 to accept a recognition plaque on behalf of the organization from League Past President Love. “The tools and resources promoted by Braver Angels are necessary to restore a spirit of positive dialogue and collaboration in city government,” said Love. “Braver Angels truly understands that a conflict can provide an opportunity to understand and seek common ground for a common good. Among the lessons they teach us are the necessities of modeling good behavior and leading with courage.”

The League of Minnesota Cities is a membership association dedicated to promoting excellence in local government. The League, governed by a Board of Directors consisting of local elected and appointed city officials, serves its more than 800 member cities through advocacy, education and training, policy development, risk management, and other services.