The MBA is a 25-member, Governor-appointed board. Board members can serve up to two consecutive, four-year terms. The Board has three officers: Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary, with the Chair appointed by the Governor.
The Board advises on and coordinates government plans around aging to ensure that Older American’s Act requirements are met. The MBA administers state and federal funds and also creates public awareness, encourages research on aging issues and provides technical assistance and grants to local aging organizations. By participating in board and committee meetings, MBA members work to create a collective vision that represents the best interests of older Minnesotans.
As part of the Older Americans Act, each state submits a State Plan on Aging to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Community Living (ACL) every four years. The State Plan documents goals and planned activities for the state's long-term supports and services; it provides a state framework for programs/activities/services for older adults and provides assurances to ACL that the Older Americans Act will be followed. Minnesota's current State Plan covers October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2022.
For information about Board meetings, meeting agendas, meeting minutes and committees, please visit the MBA BoardDocs site.
If you are interested in becoming a Minnesota Board on Aging board member, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website for a list of open positions and the application.