News: Volunteer for a citizen advisory board

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Hennepin County Minnesota


Contact: Karen Keller, board clerk’s office, 612-543-5545

Volunteer for a citizen advisory board

Share your voice and help shape policy

Give back to your community by applying for a citizen advisory board. The Hennepin County Board is recruiting for 25 openings this fall.

Volunteers advise the county board on a variety of issues, such as mental health, our region's workforce, libraries, water quality and more.


Current openings

  • Adult Mental Health Advisory Council – 10 vacancies
  • Capital Budgeting Task Force – two vacancies
  • City Planning Commission (Minneapolis) – one vacancy
  • County Extension Committee (University of Minnesota Extension) – one vacancy
  • Library Board – five vacancies
  • Mental Commitment Attorney Panel Advisory Board – one vacancy
  • Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board – two vacancies
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Board – three vacancies


Application timeline

  • Now through December 31 – apply at
  • Starting January or February 2020 – the county board will conduct interviews.
  • First quarter of 2020 – the county board will appoint volunteers to the positions.

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