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Speakers bureau

Here for the better. Hennepin County provides programs and services that improve the life of the community, from libraries and road maintenance to restaurant inspections and services for people with disabilities.

If you are a county resident or business, you can request a Hennepin County expert to speak at your event, business, school or organization. There is no charge for this service.

Please send your request at least four weeks before the event date.

We will contact you to let you know if a speaker is available.

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Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Business consulting

Environment and energy

  • Recycling, waste reduction and waste management
  • Organics recycling and composting
  • Hazardous waste
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental education


  • Elections overview

General information

  • Assessor's office
  • County government 101
  • Volunteering

Geographic information systems (GIS)

  • Overview of GIS technology and software
  • County GIS mapping applications
  • GIS as a profession
  • Open data
  • Project management and collaboration


  • Hennepin County Medical Center

Human resources

  • Employee engagement
  • Leadership development
  • Workforce development
  • Careers at Hennepin County
  • Job opportunities for students
  • Hennepin County information technology recruiting
  • Diversity recruiting

Human services

  • Burial assistance
  • Child protection
  • Helping clients navigate services
  • Immigration services
  • Child support
  • Eligibility and work support
  • Services and supports for seniors
  • Services and supports for people with a disability
  • Help for families and children

Law library

  • Lawmaking process
  • Free legal help and education


  • The future of libraries
  • Early learning
  • Social media
  • Historical collections
  • Career resources
  • Selecting and purchasing library materials
  • Peer learning, workforce development and teen employees
  • Book recommendations and research help
  • Resources for K-12 teachers and students

Public health

  • Opioid response
  • Food safety
  • Stopping the spread of HIV
  • Measuring the health of Hennepin County residents
  • Education for parents and guardians on talking to youth about sex

Public safety

Public works

  • Healthy community planning
  • Community and economic development
  • Bike and pedestrian planning
  • Affordable housing
  • Snow and ice removal
  • Construction projects
  • Traffic management

Veterans services

  • Benefits pertaining to recently discharged veterans
  • Financial assistance benefits
  • Service-connected disability and presumptive disabilities
  • Benefits and services for aging and/or disabled veterans
  • Burial benefits
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