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Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations represents the interests of the Minneapolis Public Schools before:

  • Hennepin County;
  • City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park Board;
  • The Minnesota Legislature;
  • The Executive branch, from the Governor's Office to executive agencies; and
  • Minnesota's Congressional Delegation.
Our goal: Secure the public policy reforms and resources needed to ensure that all students learn.

Get Involved

Parent Legislative Action Committee

Join the MPS Parent Legislative Action Committee, open to all parents and community members. You will receive updates and action alerts with detailed, specific requests to reach out to Governor Walz and local legislators. Email Josh Downham or fill out our interest form to get involved. 

Complete the five-question interest form

2024 Legislative Agenda

The Minneapolis School Board is considering the 2024 Legislative Agenda. On Dec. 12, the Board discussed the draft legislative agenda and gave the resolution its first reading. The Board will take final action on the legislative agenda resolution at the Jan. 9, 2024 board meeting.


Josh Downham

  • MN Legislature
  • Executive Branch 
  • Federal Government

Ryan Strack
Assistant to the Superintendent and Board

  • City of Minneapolis 
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Hennepin County