Diversity & Inclusion Council

About the Diversity & Inclusion Council

On April 4, 2011 Governor Mark Dayton signed executive order 91-14 which reestablished the Affirmative Action Council that was convened under the Carlson Administration. The Council was later renamed the Diversity and Inclusion Council.

The Diversity and Inclusion Council is charged with increasing diversity among the state's workforce and vendors, as well as developing a long-range plan and recommendations to help implement the state's Affirmative Action Program. In working to comply with these tasks, the Diversity and Inclusion Council is expected to collaborate with the various state ethnic councils, the Minnesota State Council on Disability and commissions related to the economic status of women.

Diversity & Inclusion Council Members

The Council is comprised of the following members:

  • Metropolitan Council (Met Council)
  • Minnesota Department of Administration (MDA)
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
  • Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB)