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Boards & Commissions

Each year, the Governor makes between 300 and 500 appointments to over 130 boards, commissions, task forces, and advisory councils. Each entity has its own responsibilities; while some advise the State on important policy areas, others regulate key industries and professions. There is a position for everyone, and our Administration encourages applications from all Minnesotans with a desire to serve their state.

Open Appointments Process

Many of the Governor’s appointments follow the Open Appointments Process, which occurs in partnership with the Secretary of State’s Office and is detailed below.

  1. The Secretary of State announces the vacancy through a public notice once every two weeks. You can subscribe to receive vacancy notifications and view current vacancies on the Secretary of State’s Boards & Commissions website.
  2. Candidates submit applications through the Secretary of State’s Boards & Commissions website.
  3. After the Secretary of State posts the vacancy, applications are accepted for at least 21 days and until the appointment is announced.
  4. The appointing authority must review the applications for at least 10 days.
  5. The appointing authority announces the intended appointment effective five days after press release.

To receive monthly updates on new vacancies, please sign up for the Secretary of State’s email list.

Board of the Month

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The mission of Perpich Center for Arts Education is to provide all Minnesota students the opportunity to develop, enhance, and integrate their artistic and academic abilities to their highest potential. They do this by teaching in and through the arts. Their public, residential arts high school serves up to 310 eleventh and twelfth graders from across the state. They teach Minnesota educators through their professional development and resource programs. They support teaching art and arts integration through the extensive arts education material in their library. The Board of Perpich Center for Arts Education manages the Perpich Center. The Board consists of 16 members, including the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education or the Commissioner’s designee, and 15 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. At least one member must be appointed from each congressional district, and no member may serve for more than two consecutive terms.

Current Vacancies

This month, we’re seeking applicants for the following boards and positions. Information on the required qualifications for these seats can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

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