Jeff Bauer is the Director of Public Policy and Civic Engagement at The Family Partnership in Minneapolis, MN. Jeff’s experience is broad and varied, spanning the realms of government, business, politics, education, nonprofit community work, development, and civic engagement. He has worked both on statewide campaigns and in state government, served as the executive director of an urban agriculture and microenterprise organization, founded two private international foundations, started a fine art publishing company, created and managed numerous community partnerships, and done years of community work with children and families. Most recently, he helped lead a successful effort to pass a Safe Harbor law in Minnesota, protecting children from trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. A 1997 summa cum laude graduate in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, he also holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, where he received the Arthur Naftalin Award for Public Service.