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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Helping Elected Officials Do What They Promised

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

City Hall
5200 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN , 55443


Learn how you can evaluate elected officials' performance and contribute to the legislative process.

How do you know if your elected officials worked for the policies they said they would support during their campaigns? Political Science Professor Don Ostrom will explain the complex process by which legislation is developed. He will suggest ways that citizens can evaluate their elected officials' performance and how they can contribute to the legislative process to enhance the likelihood their policy preferences will become the law of the state or the nation.


  • 6:00 p.m. pizza buffet and social
  • 6:30 p.m. program

About the speaker

Professor Don Ostrom received the Gustavus Faculty Service Award for distinguished service and the Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award for extraordinary teaching. After completing his B.A. in U.S. Government and Politics at St. Olaf College, he served two years in the Peace Corps at the University of Nigeria. He obtained an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. During his career at Gustavus, Don Ostrom was chair of the St. Peter School Board and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. 

Sponsored by

Think Again MN

Cosponsored by

  • Brooklyn Park Civic Engagement Initiative
  • Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Maple Grove, and Brooklyn Center Chapters of the MN League of Women Voters


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