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Openings available on state boards, commissions

Rep. John Ward, DFL-Brainerd, is encouraging area citizens to apply for an appointment to a number of councils, committees, boards and commissions.

"It's important that our communities are represented on these boards and commissions," Ward said. "I strongly encourage constituents to apply for the openings that fit their qualifications."

Application forms may be found at: or may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State, Open Appointments, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155-1299, or in person at Room 180 of the State Office Building.

Applications will be reviewed and appointments made by the appointing authorities for these various agencies; questions about specific vacancies and appointments should be directed to the appointing authority.

Applications submitted by July 29, 2014, are assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities for these agencies may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after that date.

To submit an application include the following documents:

• Open appointments application form completed, signed and dated.

• Letter of interest.

• Resume or biography.