Peggy Hutchinson

Facilitator

Peggy has been with MN CIT for almost 3 years facilitating classes, using her degree in Human Service Management in an effective, rewarding way.  She does a lot of work behind the scenes prepping for class: preparing speakers, presenters, coaches and actors to make sure they are ready for class.  She also enjoys connecting with the attendees to make sure they have a good experience in class.  She enjoys meeting everyone and likes making them feel appreciated and how important their role is in their community.  Peggy likes being able to provide resources to the attendees to help them feel supported and they can support others who work with those who live with mental illness and their families.

She works with MN CIT because she believes that the founders have created a positive environment for the officers.  They acknowledge and know the good work and effort being done by our Minnesota officers today.  They understand and encourage in a non-judgmental way.

Peggy is very familiar with law enforcement, she’s been a police wife for many years and her son is also an officer.  Additionally she has several relatives in law enforcement.  She says, “It really adds to the the quality of my life to lift these folks up and see how they carry on a legacy and tradition that was part of our lives.”

Two of her favorite quotes are:

“The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away” Pablo Picasso

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi