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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 within 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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2024 schedule

Full Council:
Day: Third Friday of each month
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Meetings are in person with a hybrid option to join via WebEx. Contact to receive meeting link and information.

Council Workgroups:
Topics and Issues: First Wednesday of each month at Noon.
Internal Policies and Operations: First Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m.
Legislative and External: First Thursday of each month at 9 a.m.

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

2024 meeting dates

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 20

Meeting minutes

2024 meeting minutes

  • January 19

Minutes archive

Frequently Asked Questions

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