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Fall brings new Leadership Twin Cities class for Minneapolis Regional Chamber

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September 12, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (9/12/19) —The Minneapolis Regional Chamber is announcing the 2019-2020 Leadership Twin Cities class at the program’s annual kickoff retreat today. Participants were selected based on their commitment to improving the Minneapolis-St. Paul community, leadership within professional and volunteer roles, and a demonstrated interest in professional development.

“We are thrilled to introduce this dynamic group of individuals, all of whom share an interest in gaining a deeper understanding of the MSP region and developing knowledge and tools that enhance their community leadership skill set,” said Cheri Gengler, Director of Foundation at the Minneapolis Regional Chamber.

The Leadership Twin Cities program provides local professionals exposure to the economic, cultural, social and civil forces that shape our region. Participants receive an in-depth examination of the critical issues facing the region and are challenged to find potential solutions. Throughout the class, which runs from September to May, participants develop leadership skills by participating in team-building exercises, tours, talks with business and community leaders, and a cumulative project which they present on the final day. The class meets once each month and is focused on different topics such as economic development, education, government and the arts.

Approximately 50 candidates are selected for the Leadership Twin Cities program each year from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and share a commitment to improving our community. More than 2,000 individuals have completed the program since its inception in 1976.

Information on members of the 2019-2020 Leadership Twin Cities Class can be found here.

For more information on the program or to how to apply for the Leadership Twin Cities class of 2021, please visit, call (612) 370-9134 or email


About Leadership Twin Cities
Leadership Twin Cities is a program of the Foundation at the Minneapolis Regional Chamber. The Minneapolis Regional Chamber, with more than 1,500 members, is the region's leading advocate to improve our economy and quality of life. The chamber brings people and organizations together around issues that matter to our economic competitiveness, including workforce development, education, transit and housing. Through a unified voice, the chamber conveys the needs and priorities of our region to decision-makers and urges action to constantly improve our regional standing.

Devan Wielgos, Communications Manager, (612) 370-9167