help_outline Skip to main content

News / Articles

Welcome MAVA’s Greater MN Program Manager, Eleanor Burkett

Eleanor Burkett  | Published on 2/4/2021

Eleanor (Ellie) Burkett is MAVA's Greater Minnesota Program Manager serving volunteer engagement networks and sectors in central and northern Minnesota. Prior to joining MAVA in January of 2021 she was a Civic Engagement Organizer with the Our Mississippi Our Future campaign for The Nature Conservancy and is a retired University of Minnesota Associate Extension Professor where she worked with community leaders and volunteers throughout Minnesota in water resource policy and management for over eighteen years. Ellie earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She brings extensive teaching, facilitation and program management skills and has created opportunities for volunteer engagement throughout her working life. As a volunteer herself for the Brainerd Lakes Area Master Naturalist and chair of the City of Brainerd Walkable/Bikeable City Committee, Ellie practices giving back to her community through volunteerism. 

Contact Ellie: or 218.833.2422