MINNESOTA OPERATION LIFESAVER INC

Our vision is to establish recognition as the trusted resource for education about highway-rail grade crossing safety and trespass prevention on railroad property in Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN   |  https://community.oli.org/state/mn

Mission

Working to create awareness and provide education to the public on how to make safer decisions around tracks and trains in an effort to reduce collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad property in Minnesota. Our Volunteers reach tens of thousands of people across the state and beyond each year with the educational tools they need to prevent tragedies. The support of our partners, donors, volunteers and more help ensure we will someday truly bring a stop to preventable track tragedies.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Sheryl Cummings

Main address

P.O. Box 22254

Minneapolis, MN 55422 USA

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EIN

26-1568517

NTEE code info

Safety Education (M40)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Our programs

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Volunteer Program

We provide training, guidance, and materials to empower people to make a positive difference in THEIR communities to help prevent tragedies around tracks and trains and beyond!

Population(s) Served

We rely on grants and the generosity of donors to launch innovative campaigns and participate in events and actvitites that reach a wider range of people across our state.

Population(s) Served

Our volunteers bring our nationally developed materials through facilitated presentations to thousands of people across the state each year. From youth and school groups to new drivers, school bus drivers, professional drivers, and even law enforcement and first responders all at no cost to the groups, companies and community organizers who invite us to help prevent tragedies in THEIR communities.

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Financials

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MINNESOTA OPERATION LIFESAVER INC

Board of directors
as of 11/7/2019
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Board chair

Holli Schafer

Twin Cities and Western Railroad

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes