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2012 Civic Celebration

Citizens League and 89.3 The Current

Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

2012 Civic Celebration

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Thank you for your interest in attending the 2012 Civic Celebration. Please contact Cat Beltmann at cbeltmann@citizensleague.org or 651-289-1075 with any questions.

How can successful retail concepts introduced at Apple and Target involve citizens in generating solutions to public problems? What role do imagination and innovation play in public policy? Find out at the Citizens League's Civic Celebration.

Ron Johnson photoAt the Oct. 25 Civic Celebration, we will be joined by Ron Johnson, now CEO of jcpenney and the man responsible for some of the most significant retail concepts in a generation. He is credited with giving Target its “cool cachet” through partnerships with designers, and he pioneered the concept of the Apple Stores and their Genius Bars.

Just as the Apple Store concept focused on the customer experience, policy design should focus on the citizen experience. Ron will share lessons from his own retail successes and from his father, Verne Johnson (former executive director and board president of the Citizens League), and describe how those lessons tie into the Citizens League’s belief that all individuals and organizations must be involved in innovating and generating new policy solutions to today’s challenges.

We will also be honoring Verne Johnson for his commitment to the Citizens League and to the state of Minnesota.

We would also like to thank our corporate and individual sponsors for making this celebration possible:

Civic Champion

Civic Pacesetters

Civic Leaders

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Civic Builders
Goff Public, Gray Plant Mooty, Wellington Management, Claudia Dengler, Ward Einess, Kris & Rob Johnson, Matt Lewis, Tom & Arlene Swain, John Taylor.

Civic Supporters
CenterPoint Energy, Ecumen, Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement at Saint John's University, Minnesota Public Radio, Tom & Eleanor Crosby, Bill & Pat Kelly, Ronna Linroth, Jeff Peterson & Jill Catherwood, Thomas Pettus & Cecily Hines.

We would also like to thank this year's technology sponsor BestBuyRetailLogo.jpg,
the Citizens League Emerging Leaders Committee for sponsoring the after party, and our media sponsors: Ecumen, Haberman, Medica, Padilla Speer Beardsley, The Social Wendy Group, Thomson Reuters and Weber Shandwick.

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's event please contact Cat Beltmann at cbeltmann@citizensleague.org or by phone at 651-289-1075.
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Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

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