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. We are actively searching for individuals with expertise in diversity, including race, gender, range of hearing loss, and communication modes. Everyone has a place at this table.
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.
The MNCDHH Board is comprised of Advisory Council Representatives and At-Large Members.
- Advisory Council Representatives are selected from the 8 statewide Advisory Councils that advise the Department of Human Services Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.
- At-large Members can be selected from any area of Minnesota.
All MNCDHH, board members bring the concerns of their communities to MNCDHH and help to communicate the work that MNCDHH is doing back home.
The Office of the Governor appoints the members. MNCDHH works with them to ensure that at least 8 of the 15 board members are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing (a 53% majority). By law, at least 50% of the board must be deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. See Statute 256C.28.
A list of current vacancies and the board application information can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State's Boards and Commissions page.