Commissioner, Hennepin County, Minn.
For nearly 20 years, Commissioner Conley has worked tirelessly to change systems at the macro level, both at the state and county, in ways that are holistic, person-first and seamless. She received her bachelor's degree in social work from St. Catherine University and masters degree in public administration from Hamline University. Now, she proudly serves as the first African-American elected to the Hennepin County Board. Her top priority is including the voices of our families and communities in every decision the County makes that impact our lives. Commissioner Conley continues to focus on housing as a fundamental human right, reducing race-based disparities in Hennepin County and reforming our juvenile justice system. To further these priorities she serves as Hennepin County Health and Human Services Committee Chair, Child Well-being Advisory Task Force, Chair and Heading Home Hennepin Co-Chair.