News: Hennepin County accepting applications for citizen advisory board vacancies

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Contact: Yolanda Clark, board clerk’s office: 612-348-3257

Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Hennepin County accepting applications for citizen advisory board vacancies

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is recruiting volunteers for 24 citizen advisory board positions through its annual open appointment process. 

Each fall, the board appoints residents to volunteer service positions on advisory boards, commissions, councils and special task forces. Appointees advise commissioners and help set policy on a variety of topics. 

Current openings

  • Adult Mental Health Advisory Council – five vacancies
  • Capital Budgeting Task Force – two vacancies
  • City of Minneapolis Planning Commission – one vacancy
  • County Extension Committee (University of Minnesota Extension) – one vacancy
  • Human Resources Board – two vacancies
  • Library Board – three vacancies
  • Lower Minnesota Watershed District Board – one vacancy 
  • Mental Commitment Attorney Panel Advisory Board – two vacancies
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Board – seven vacancies

Application process

  • Interested citizens can apply online at
  • Hennepin County will accept applications through December 29, 2017.
  • The board will conduct interviews beginning in January 2018.

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