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November 2018 Public Policy
November 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us for the Joint Public Policy Meeting between MASWA and SPSWA. Senator Scott Dibble will be our guest speaker. He will provide a preview of the 2019 Legislative Session.
Senator D. Scott Dibble first became involved in politics in the mid-1980’s working on issues concerning the civil rights of LGBTQ communities including HIV/AIDS. His involvement led to organizing on issues of social and economic justice—especially in the areas of neighborhood livability, transportation, housing, energy and the environment. Later, he was an aide to Minneapolis City Councilmember Doré Mead for about 6 years. In 2000, Dibble ran for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, becoming the third openly gay legislator to serve in the Minnesota Legislature. After serving one term in the House, Dibble ran for State Senate in 2002 where he is now serving in his fifth term.
Senator Dibble has played a key role in a number of legislative successes. They include passage of an historic transportation funding measure, enactment of the Freedom to Breathe Act (ensuring clean indoor air for all workers), approval of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, and stopping the so-called “Defense of Marriage Amendment” to the state’s constitution. As the Chair of the Senate’s Transit Subdivision, Senator Dibble played a pivotal role in the override of Governor Pawlenty’s veto of a vital transportation improvement bill that will allow the Twin Cities to build a transit system for the 21st century. Senator Dibble continues to be a leader in the Minnesota Senate on legislation relating to transportation and transit, energy efficiency, the environment, housing and economic development.
In his spare time, Senator Dibble is an avid runner, triathlete and has run in several marathons. He loves theater, reading, cooking, and travel. Standing Senate Committees: Transportation Finance and Policy Committee (Ranking Member), Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance Committee, and the Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy Committee.
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Check-in/Networking
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Speaker
One CEU will be available
*Directions for parking and entering North Heights Church: When entering from Highway 96, veer to the left (Southeast) and drive around the building toward the rear parking lots. Pass the door labeled B and move to the door labeled C. Park in the lot adjacent and enter through Door C. The meeting room is called the Chapel Overflow Room and will be the second door on the right.