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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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2023 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 Thursday of each month at 5 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.

2023 Meeting Dates

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

Meeting minutes

2023 meeting minutes

Minutes archive

Frequently Asked Questions

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