Hennepin County accepting applications for citizen advisory board vacancies

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Yolanda McCrary, Board Clerk’s office, 612-348-3257
Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969


Hennepin County accepting applications for citizen advisory board vacancies

Every year, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners appoints county residents to volunteer service positions on advisory boards, commissions, councils and special task forces. Appointees deal with a variety of topics of concern to the county, advise commissioners on issues and programs and help set policy.

An open appointments process is used to select the membership of more than 15 county boards, councils, committees and task forces. This process not only promotes citizen involvement through volunteer service, but also allows county commissioners to tap into citizens' broad base of talent, diversity, knowledge and skills to benefit county government. The process offers all interested citizens an opportunity to be considered for appointments.

The open appointments process begins on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Interested citizens can fill out an application for positions on any of the boards listed below. Applications are accepted through December 31, 2015 and the board will conduct interviews in January 2016.

The following boards have vacancies:

  • Adult Mental Health Advisory Council (5 positions)
  • Capital Budgeting Task Force (2 positions)
  • City of Minneapolis Planning Commission (1 position)
  • Community Action Partnership for Suburban Hennepin (3 positions)
  • County Extension Committee (Minnesota Extension Service) (2 positions)
  • Library Board (3 positions)
  • Mental Commitment Attorney Panel Advisory Board (2 positions)
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Board (6 positions)

For more information, including the duties and responsibilities of each board, visit www.hennepin.us/advisoryboards.

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