Mayor Betsy Hodges is attending the first of three leadership seminars this weekend at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colo. as part of the prestigious Rodel Fellowship program.
Hodges is in the 10th class of fellows, which also includes state Rep. Tara Mack, a Republican from Burnsville.
The fellowship program is by invitation only and fellows are selected after a yearlong search.
“It is an honor to have been selected a Rodel Fellow,” Hodges said. “I am eager to spend time over the next 18 months in a dialogue with a bipartisan group of leaders from across the country. The opportunity to engage in thoughtful consideration of and spirited debate about how our political systems operate is an opportunity to bring fresh thinking and an across-the-aisle spirit back home in Minneapolis. I am grateful to the Aspen Institute for this honor.”