Walz administration encourages applications for boards, councils, commissions

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. (State of Minnesota photo)
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In recent weeks, the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office has announced hundreds of open seats on nearly 100 boards, councils, and commissions that will be appointed by the governor and lieutenant governor. These bodies each have their own set of responsibilities, ranging from advising the governor and Legislature to overseeing professional licensing and environmental protection. Many of these bodies have public member positions, and all Minnesotans are encouraged to apply.

“As we prepare to appoint members to these critically important boards and commissions, we encourage Minnesotans from every corner of the state and from all backgrounds and political ideologies to apply,” Gov. Tim Walz stated in a news release.

“Leadership does not look one certain way and it is important that our state boards and commissions reflect the diversity of Minnesota. Everyone deserves a seat at the table and serving on a state board or commission is a great way to make your voice heard,” Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan stated in the release.

Minnesotans can learn more about the appointments process at Those interested in applying for membership on any state board, council, or commission should complete an Open Appointments application through the Secretary of State’s website. Should you need an accommodation to complete your application or need an alternative application format, please contact Bibi Black at

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