Civic Engagement DirectorCompany: Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Role: Session Presenter Session: How Government Got Its Brand Back (S2-H)
Nick Kor was named the civic engagement director at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in September 2016. In his role, he leads the state efforts to connect state government agencies with communities. Nick has a background in community engagement and political organizing.
He most recently worked with the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, where he’d been the HIRE Minnesota Campaign Organizer since February 2015. At the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, Nick was tasked with holding government and contractors accountable to meeting workforce participation goals, and ensuring Minnesota’s communities of color were prepared and qualified to seize job opportunities created by the state’s changing demographics.
Additionally, Nick has extensive experience organizing in LGBTQ communities through his work with Minnesota United for All Families, OutFront Minnesota, and Shades of Yellow (SOY). He has also done electoral organizing for Councilmember Dai Thao in 2013 and Senator Al Franken in 2014.