What does it mean for a community to be resilient in 2021?

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Take part in a virtual discussion with fellow city officials, along with colleagues from counties, school boards, and townships, on a wide range of trends affecting communities across the state. You will learn about new resources that explore workforce development, health care, mental health, and navigating uncertainty.

Facilitators from the Center for Rural Policy Development and the University of Minnesota-Extension will share insights about research studies across Minnesota as well as a wide-variety of resources designed to support leaders and communities right now. Then, you’ll be able to ask questions and weigh-in on emergent studies and opportunities. During these roundtables, you will:

  • Learn about the latest work of the Center for Rural Policy Development.
  • Explore COVID-19 resources from the University of Minnesota Extension.
  • Apply community support strategies for mental health.
  • Access mental health resources.
  • Understand trends in health care.
  • Review new podcasts, blogs, and online learning resources.
  • Connect on critical work across communities.
  • Ask questions related to your work and access free resources available for you and your community.


It is recommended that participants review these resources:


Julie Tesch, President & CEO, Center for Rural Policy Development
Marnie Werner, Vice President of Research & Operations, Center for Rural Policy Development
Kelly Asche, Research Associate, Center for Rural Policy Development
Emily Krekelberg, Extension Educator, Farm Safety & Health, University of Minnesota-Extension Rural Stress Task Force
Megan Roberts, Extension Educator, Agricultural Business Management, University of Minnesota-Extension Rural Stress Task Force

Dates & Times

March 8 — 10-11:15 a.m.

April 12 — 10-11:15 a.m.


City clerks, managers, administrators, department heads, and elected officials
All city officials, particularly top appointed officials and department heads, are encouraged to attend.

Registration Fee

Please note: This workshop is free of charge, but registration is required. 


Community Resilience Roundtable Partners

Center for Rural Policy and Development logoThe Center for Rural Policy and Development is a non-partisan, not-for-profit policy research organization dedicated to benefiting Minnesota by providing its policy makers with unbiased information and evaluation of issues from a rural perspective.

University of Minnesota Extension logo

The University of Minnesota-Extension’s Rural Stress Task Force applies programming and expertise to help families respond to current economic, environmental, and societal challenges that affect communities across the state. The team works with state agencies and agricultural organizations as well as colleagues throughout the University of Minnesota.


Logos for roundtable partners.
The League of Minnesota Cities is co-sponsoring this event with the Association of Minnesota Counties, the Minnesota Association of Townships, the Minnesota School Boards Association, the Minnesota Service Cooperatives, and University of Minnesota Extension.