Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Annual Conference:

September 17 & 18, Rochester, MN

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MESH Partners!

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that we announce that Courtney Knoll is leaving MESH for the next step in her career.  Courtney has been invaluable to MESH over the past six years.  She has shown an unending passion and commitment to ending homelessness, a unique ability to listen and connect to community partners, and has helped to inform and shape MESH’s dedication to racial equity.  We are so thankful for Courtney’s contributions to MESH and wish her the best in her next career challenge.

Courtney shared the following thoughts regarding her time at MESH:

“I have loved working with MESH for the past six years. I am definitely a better advocate and social worker because of the work we’ve done together. I’m so grateful for the opportunities I have been given during my time at MESH. Thank you to the MESH board, staff, and community partners for your leadership, guidance and continual support. Working alongside you all and on behalf of an agency I truly believe in has been the most rewarding work of my career and I’m eager to put all that I’ve learned into practice to continue the work to prevent and end homelessness in Minnesota.”

Courtney’s last day at MESH will be Wednesday, September 18th.

We will be holding a celebration for Courtney and her time at MESH on

Tuesday, September 17th


at Dooley’s Pub

255 1st Ave SW

Rochester, MN

We have scheduled this to take place during the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Annual Conference in hopes that many of our partners who have valued working with Courtney are able to participate.  Please join us (in person or on Facebook) in celebrating Courtney and thanking her for the amazing work she has done at MESH.

Congratulations Courtney, Thanks for Your Awesome Work, & Best Wishes at Your Next Stop!

Mike Manhard – Executive Director

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