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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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2020 schedule

Note: Due to COVID-19, CECLC meetings are currently being held via WebEx. Please email to receive the meeting information.

  • Day: third Friday of each month except December
  • Time: 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Rondo Community Library, 461 Dale St N, St Paul, MN 55103

Meeting dates and room

  • April 17: WebEx
  • May 15: WebEx
  • June 19: TBD
  • July 17: TBD
  • August 21: TBD 
  • September 18: TBD
  • October 16: TBD
  • November 20: TBD
  • December 11: TBD

Meeting minutes

2019 meeting minutes

Minutes archive

Frequently Asked Questions

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