Blanca Martinez Gaviña, MPA '21 is the Citizens League’s Director of Public Policy,
Blanca began in this role on January 4, 2022, and will serve as a key leader driving the League’s policy initiatives and strategies. In this role, she will develop and guide deep policy projects with partners and community members; create opportunities for people to engage and make an impact through policy work; and help the team execute the League’s overall strategy in service.
Blanca brings to the League over 10 years of experience in policy development, policy implementation, systems change, and generating community centered, people-first solutions at the local and state level. Her career has included working at the Minnesota State Capitol, in local government, and with community. Blanca brings extensive experience as a group facilitator, having led groups large and small through exploration and consensus processes on issues such as education, mental health, and public safety. She most recently served the City of Richfield as an equity administrator and previously an executive analyst. Through these roles, Blanca led efforts across the city to streamline legislative processes, embed equity at the core of all services, and ensure resident participation in the 2020 Census.
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