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The City of Saint Paul seeks to reimagine emergency response with support from the GPL

Advancing a "community-first" approach to public safety

 

During the past year the U.S. saw a significant increase in racial justice activism, including a growing chorus of residents calling on governments to transform public safety systems. The City of Saint Paul, Minnesota has been engaged in this work since 2018, when it started increasing investments in “...

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GPL alumni share their paths to leadership during all-staff convening

The GPL team was excited to welcome back four alumni fellows at a recent all-staff virtual convening. In a keynote conversation, Robert Fisher (GPL Fellow 2017-19) shared his perspectives on public service, writing his own job description, and how the skills he gained from his time as a GPL fellow translate into his current work as Deputy Chief of Staff to Nashville Mayor John Cooper. Highlights from his comments are included below.

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GPL staff receive award from the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth & Families for contributing to “radical transformation”

The GPL child welfare team in New Hampshire led by Assistant Director Jessica Lanney was recently recognized by the state’s Division for Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) for contributing to the transformation of the agency’s child well-being services and improving outcomes for Granite State residents.

The award, presented to Jess on March 30, 2021 at Granite State College in Concord,...

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