The Council's Exec. board meets from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month and the full Council meets from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on the second Tuesday of every month. Due to COVID-19 all of the Council's meetings are being conducted virtually via WebEx. To join a Council meeting to speak during the Public Comments section of each meeting's agenda, send an email to email@example.com and a staff member will send you an invite to the meeting. The Council's full Council meetings are livestreamed on the Council's Facebook page, which can be viewed by clicking here and uploaded to their Youtube page after each meeting, which can be viewed by clicking here.
Council Member Selection
The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage is comprised of 15 members. As stated in Minn. Stat. § 15.0145 subd. 2. Eleven members of this council are public members appointed by the governor. Four members of this council are legislators. The Council will be comprised of the following:
The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage must include members who are broadly representative of the African heritage community of the state. The council must include at least five women. At least three members must be first or second generation African immigrants, who generally reflect the demographic composition of these African immigrants, as determined by the state demographer;
Four legislators are voting members of each council. The speaker of the house and the house minority leader shall each appoint one member to each council. The Subcommittee on Committees of the senate Committee on Rules and Administration shall appoint one member of the majority caucus and one member of the minority caucus to each council.
The governor may appoint a commissioner of a state agency or a designee of that commissioner to serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member of a council.