Growing local applies to people too, not just food

Northfield launches local leadership program

Growing local is a popular concept in Northfield and while it routinely applies to food, the City of Northfield and partners are applying it to a pilot leadership training program. The Growing Local: Northfield Emerging Leaders Program is launching in Northfield early next year. This program is a collaboration between the City of Northfield, University of Minnesota Extension, Healthy Community Initiative, Growing Up Healthy, the Northfield School District and Northfield Shares.

The program goals for participants are to:

  • Build confidence to successfully engage in local government
  • Gain a network and broaden their connections of common interest
  • Strengthen their leadership skills and gain new tools to use in leadership and life

The program is seeking people who have been historically under-represented on boards, commissions and committees across the city and other areas of local leadership. More information and the online application can be found at:

The City is accepting applications through January 6, 2020.