Smaller Cities Invited to Participate in Race Equity Cohort Pilot

Cities are invited to partner with the League and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) to develop and pilot a new race equity cohort training model for medium- and small-sized jurisdictions. The goal is to create a model that will work well for smaller jurisdictions in terms of the demands on staff time and resources.

This will involve sending staff to training and networking sessions, as well as contributing to the design and structure of the model, over the course of nine months. The geographic focus is southwestern Minnesota, but local governments from any part of the state, including the Twin Cities metro area, are welcome to participate.

Cities will participate in a curriculum that focuses on:

  • Normalizing conversations about race.
  • Organizing internal structures to support the work of institutional culture change.
  • Operationalizing new practices, procedures, and policies, and using racial equity tools.


  • 1-3 participants: $500.
  • 4-6 participants: $1,000.

Registration is open until Feb. 1. The first workshop will be held on Feb. 7 in Redwood Falls.

—Learn more and see a draft training calendar (pdf)

For more information and to register, contact LMC staff member Kevin Frazell at or (651) 281-1215, or Rachel Walker at or (651) 281-1236.