Country: United States of America
Sustainable Development Partnerships work to sustain Minnesota's
natural resource-based communities and industries by addressing
community-identified agriculture, natural resources, and tourism issues
in partnership with the University of Minnesota.
core goals shape the work of the Regional Partnerships, and form the
basis on which we evaluate our effectiveness. These goals are:
by the Minnesota Legislature through appropriations made in 1997 and
1999, Regional Partnerships have been established in Northwest,
Northeast, Central, West Central, and Southeast Minnesota. Additional
Partnerships are anticipated in the future.
to build and strengthen effective relationships between the University of Minnesota, and the citizens and communities it serves.
to strengthen the long-term social, economic, and environmental health of greater Minnesota through active citizen leadership.
to advance the understanding of regional sustainability by investing in research, education and outreach projects.
Regional Partnership has a board made up of citizens with backgrounds
and interests in agriculture, natural resources, tourism, and
sustainability as well as University faculty and staff from a wide
range of departments. A Statewide Coordinating Committee composed of
staff and citizens from each region, at-large citizen representatives,
and representatives of the three Partnership colleges provides
leadership for the program's coordinated efforts.