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Join the Board

Interested in making a difference? You have come to the right place! The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH) is always looking for passionate supporters of the rights of Minnesotans who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind to become MNCDHH board members. The Governor's Office appoints the members. We work with them to make sure that at least 8 of the members are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind.

Board members are important!

MNCDHH relies on board members for information about what is happening in the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind communities. Board members also oversee the budget, develop, update and measure the progress of the 5 year strategic plan. We accomplish a lot because of the work of our commission members and supporters in the community. We need you to commit to attending the four full commission meetings held yearly, contribute your best ideas, and give time as you are able on projects, committees or lobbying at the legislature.

There are 15 board members on the Commission. Seven are At-Large and 8 are Regional Representatives. Members are appointed for three-year terms with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

7 at-large members

You must be 18 and live or work in Minnesota.

How to Apply:

  1. Fill out the online form: Open Appointments Application Form (external link)
  2. Send the form to the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office with a cover letter that explains why you want to be a commission member and a resume.

Have problems with the form? Email appointments@state.mn.us.

Have questions for a board member? Email Mary.Hartnett@state.mn.us.

8 regional advisory committee members

You must be a member of one of the Advisory Committees statewide for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (external link) (Minnesota Department of Human Services).

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