Saint Paul STRONG has been working very hard on engaging and empowering resident participation and building a stronger, more inclusive Saint Paul by improving the process for citizen appointment to boards and commissions.

Nexus Community Partners

Here is an invitation to an info session that may interest you, your neighbors, and friends.

You're Invited to The Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) Information Session #2

Join us to learn more about the BCLI

Come connect with us next Wednesday, May 31st, at the second of three Information Sessions on the Nexus Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) program. The BCLI is a seven month leadership program whose goal is to identify, train and help place communities of color and other underrepresented communities on public boards and commissions in support of an equity agenda.

Please share with any interested persons who may want to know more about the application process and how the BCLI program year works.

May 31, 2017    Information Session(St. Paul)
5:30-7 PM           Rondo Library:                                                                     Multipurpose Room
                            461 Dale St N
                            St. Paul, MN 55104

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance to Program Coordinator Chai Lee at

Can't make it to this Info Session? We have one more!

Join us for one of our additional info sessions throughout the Twin Cities (please RSVP to Chai Lee: 

1) June 8, 2017    Information Session(Minneapolis)
5:30-7 PM      North Regional Library:North Regional Meeting Room, South Half
                               1315 Lowry Ave N
                               Minneapolis, MN 55411

We're now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 BCLI cohort! 
All Nomination Packets are due June 16, 2017 by 12 midnight CST. Download the Nomination Packet here 

Learn More About The Nominations Packets HERE!

If you have any questions, please contact the Nexus BCLI staff below:
Chai Lee
Program Coordinator

Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute
Nexus Community Partners
(651) 289-7029

Terri Thao
Program Director

Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute
Nexus Community Partners


Photo Credit: ms.akr






Saint Paul STRONG Steering Committee members include (left to right): John Mannillo, Andy Dawkins, Linda Winsor, Samakab Hussein, Laura Goodman, Yusef Mgeni, Pa Chua Vang, Shirley Erstad, John Vaughn, Rick Cardenas, & Roy Magnuson. (David Durenberger, Don Gemberling, Ruby Hunt, and Tony Parrish not pictured).