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Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council

The purpose of the council is to advise the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) on reducing disparities and inequities that affect racial and ethnic groups with in DHS programs. The council, consisting of 15 to 25 members appointed by the commissioner, is charged with reviewing DHS policies for racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic and tribal disparities and providing an annual report regarding equitable delivery of services.

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2022 schedule

Full Council:
Day: Third Friday of each month
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m
Location: WebEx (contact to receive meeting link and information)

Council Workgroups:
First Wednesday of each month
Topics and Issues: First Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.
Internal Policies and Operations: First Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
Legislative and External: First Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested in presenting a topic to the CECLC Full meeting and/or workgroup meeting(s), please contact to receive a presenter form.

2022 Meeting Dates

  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

Meeting minutes

2021 meeting minutes

Minutes archive

Frequently Asked Questions

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