Build Your Skills Toolbox

Examples of community engagement as an elected official include:

  • Building relationships with different community leaders, including those representing underserved or underrepresented groups.
  • Modeling civility.
  • Welcoming diversity in viewpoints and opinion.
  • Modeling good social media use.


Staff specialists are available to answer your questions about community engagement as it applies to several different topic areas.

Race Equity

Rachel Walker, Policy Analysis Manager
(651) 281-1236

Social Media

Julie Liew, Communications Manager
(651) 215-4006

Messaging, Resident Communications, or Crisis Communications

Don Reeder, Public Affairs Manager
(651) 215-4031


The League’s website features links to several important community engagement resources for elected officials that you can explore as needed.



As a League member, you have access to a wide range of educational and networking opportunities.  Find ones that work best for your schedule and learning style.  Learn about ways to build relationships with other elected officials for support and networking. 

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