MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 2006
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MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 2006 Volume 11, Issue 14, July 19, 2006 The Update is available by fax or by e-mail, or can be viewed at www.mncn.org/legupdate.htm To make changes to your subscription, please call 651-642-1904 x250 or e-mail email@example.com In this issue: • Greater Minnesota Training Opportunities • Governor Pawlenty Names Ludeman to Head Human Services, Moore to Lead Pollution Control Agency NONPROFIT HUMAN SERVICE DELIVERY: Government Partnerships and Systems Change An MCN training offered in Greater Minnesota. PATHS TO JUSTICE – SOCIAL SERVICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE 10 – 11:30 A.M. Now, more than ever, social services program staff and leaders are taking the expertise gained from providing services in order to inform the public policy dialogue to truly create broad-based systems changes that will improve the quality of life of participants and promote equality and justice in economic, racial and other terms. This part of the workshop will explore various avenues of influence and models of integrating social change and social services. NETWORKING LUNCH 11:30 A.M. – NOON WORKING WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS – STRENGTHENING NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIPS NOON – 2 P.M. Minnesota has a strong tradition of public-private partnerships. In many areas services are state mandated, but delivered and administered at a county or local level. Here we’ll explore how local governments and nonprofits work together to serve the public, identify obstacles to effective working relationships and ways to overcome these obstacles. Framing strategies to restore the public’s perception of good government will also be discussed. Offered in your area: Thursday, August 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. West Central Industries 1300 22nd St SW, Willmar Thursday, September 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location TBD, St. Cloud*** Thursday, September 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Minnesota Program Development 202 E Superior St, Duluth Thursday, October 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. South Central College 1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato Fees: $35 for MCN members/$45 for nonmembers***, includes lunch Register online at www.mncn.org/events.htm, except for the St. Cloud training (see below). ***St. Cloud Area Human Services Council and Bremer Bank are sponsoring all participants of the St. Cloud training. If you are attending the St. Cloud training, you DO NOT need to register online or pay the registration fee. RSVPs for this training should go to Jeannie Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring $10 to cover the cost of lunch. GOVERNOR PAWLENTY NAMES LUDEMAN TO HEAD HUMAN SERVICES, MOORE TO LEAD POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY On July 17, 2006, Governor Tim Pawlenty named Cal Ludeman as Acting Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Brad Moore as Acting Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. “I’m pleased to announce that Cal Ludeman and Brad Moore will be heading these two important state agencies,” Governor Pawlenty said. “Both of them have fantastic track records as change agents and in holding government accountable for better results. With their excellent experience, both will be able to hit the ground running.” Ludeman was appointed commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employee Relations (DOER) by Governor Pawlenty in January 2003. DOER is the human resource management agency of Minnesota state government, administering labor agreements and compensation plans for the 36,250 state executive branch employees. Ludeman also serves as the Chair of Governor Pawlenty’s Health Cabinet. “Cal has been a dedicated and valuable member of our team. He has a reputation for integrity and vision,” Governor Pawlenty said. “Cal has been a leader in reforming the way state government purchases health care services and helped negotiate a state employee health insurance contract with a zero percent premium increase. He will bring years of experience and reform-focused leadership to Human Services.” Ludeman, 55, served in the Minnesota Legislature from 1979 to 1985, serving as Minority Whip in 1983-1984. He served on the Labor-Management Committee and Pension Subcommittee, where he dealt with issues ranging from workers compensation reform to maintaining the solvency of state employee pension funds. After leaving the Legislature, Ludeman also served on Governor Arne Carlson’s Commission on Reform and Efficiency. The Governor also named Brad Moore as Acting Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Moore currently serves as Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, where he oversees seven divisions including Enforcement, Ecological Services, Waters, and Lands and Minerals. “We have made significant progress in protecting and improving our environment, while ensuring that proper economic development is not stifled,” Governor Pawlenty said. “Our nation-leading work on reducing mercury emissions, the passage of Clear Water Legacy legislation and implementation of the Metropolitan Emissions Reduction Project have been major achievements. Brad Moore is prepared to build on these successes with his strong background in environmental protection.” Pawlenty said Moore’s experience has prepared him to lead the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. At DNR, he worked on the commissioner’s management team to establish strategic direction, develop policy, and manage the department’s $300 million annual budget. Moore also helped develop and implement recommendations to improve the competitiveness of Minnesota’s primary forest products industry. Moore has worked for the DNR since 1988. Before being named Assistant Commissioner in 1999, he was a Senior Management Analyst and Field Operations Manager. Moore also served as a Public Utilities Rate Analyst at the Minnesota Department of Public Service, which is now the Department of Commerce.