About Linda Higgins
Hennepin County (Minnesota) commissioner Linda Higgins was first elected to the county commission in 2012 after serving 16 years as a Minnesota State Senator, where she chaired the State and Local Government Committee and the Public Safety Budget Division, although not at the same time. At Hennepin, she is the past chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and currently chairs the Housing and Redevelopment Authority. She also is the Association of Minnesota Counties’ secretary-treasurer in 2015 and is the chair of the Behavioral Health Subcommittee of the National Association of Counties’ Health Committee. Connecting people and jobs is a passion of hers. This column reflects some of the work she is tackling at Minnesota’s most populous county. If you follow Linda on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll see she posts a lot of job openings so people can take advantage of the information.
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