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File #: RES 20-157    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/22/2020
Title: Accepting the gift of travel expenses from the Heartland Alliance and Mott Foundation for Muneer Karcher-Ramos and Ikram Koliso to attend the Upper Midwest College Savings Account Consortium convening in Madison, Wisconsin from January 22-23.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Accepting the gift of travel expenses from the Heartland Alliance and Mott Foundation for Muneer Karcher-Ramos and Ikram Koliso to attend the Upper Midwest College Savings Account Consortium convening in Madison, Wisconsin from January 22-23.
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WHEREAS, Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Director of the Office of Financial Empowerment, and Ikram Koliso, College Savings Account Program Manager, have been invited by the Heartland Alliance and Mott Foundation to attend the Upper Midwest CSA Consortium convening to participate in meetings to learn from other College Savings Account ("CSA") program administrators held in Madison, Wisconsin from January 22-23; and
WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is formally part of the Upper Midwest College Savings Account Consortium; and
WHEREAS, this will be an opportunity for the City of Saint Paul to hear from national leaders on CSAs and asset building, as well as hearing and learning best practices from other CSAs programs that are in their design, implementation, launch, and operation phases; and
WHEREAS, the convening will be attended by administrators and partners that have expertise and experience in key policy elements for successful programs, research implications, and best practices in providing guidance on how to implement College Savings Accounts in Saint Paul; and
WHEREAS, the convening will build knowledge of different incentive models and features that help CSA programs build equity; support long-term program goals, growth, and sustainability; and are also administratively feasible; and

WHEREAS, the Heartland Alliance and Mott Foundation has offered to cover all expenses related to transportation, hotel reservation, and food expenses for Muneer Karcher-Ramos and Ikram Koliso; now therefore, be it
RESOLVED, the Saint Paul City Council accepts the gift of airfare, transportation, hotel, and food expenses from the Heartland Alliance and Mott Foundation Upper Midwest CSA Consortium so that Muneer Karcher-Ramos and Ikr...

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