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Governor's Community Council on Inclusion and Equity


Inclusion and equity are top priorities of the Walz-Flanagan Administration. Today we face multiple crises that have exposed and exacerbated existing disparities and systemic racism. Disparities in Minnesota, including those based on race, geography, and economic status, keep our entire state from reaching its full potential. As long as inequities caused by systemic racism impact Minnesotans’ ability to be successful, we have work to do. We must dismantle systemic racism through our practices and policy choices.

Building on the work that began with Executive Order 19-01, the Governor’s Office of Inclusion established a Governor’s Community Council consisting of community members to advise, support, and collaborate with the One Minnesota Council in its ongoing work and long-range plan. The Governor’s Community Council on Inclusion and Equity will advise and collaborate with the One Minnesota Council in achieving its goals to design, create, and implement effective, inclusive, and equitable practices for the state to address disparities and inequities in our communities.

Community Council on Inclusion and Equity Composition

  • Bernadette Burnham, Vice President, Education MN

  • Desralynn Cole, Race and Equity Program Manager, City of Minneapolis

  • Dr. Rebecca Evan, College of Management, Metropolitan State University

  • Ravyn Gibbs, Professional Staffer, US Senate

  • Elda Macias, Senior Director of Customer Insights and Experience Design, Securian Financial

  • Georgia Miller-Kamara, Education Support Professional, CPS worker, Hennepin County

  • Emmanuel Oppong, Adjunct Professor, St. Cloud University

  • Pleasant Radford, Health Equity Officer, UCare

  • Natalie Ringsmuth, Anti-Racism Trainer, St. Cloud University

  • Kenneth Rodgers, Disability Programs Coordinator, MNDOT

  • Antony Stately, CEO, Native American Community Clinic

  • Myat Thanda Tun, DEI, OD & Learning Fairview Health Services

  • Rachel Zhang Chief Operating Officer, Rochester Community Initiative


Meeting Dates

*All meeting times are 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM and held virtually through Microsoft Teams unless otherwise noted.

September 10 *9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

September 24, 2021 *10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

October 22, 2021

November 19, 2021

December 17, 2021

January 28, 2022

February 25, 2022

March 25, 2022

April 29, 2022

May 26, 2022

June 24, 2022

July 29, 2022

August 26, 2022


To request a reasonable accommodation for a meeting or request meeting materials in an alternate format, please contact The Office of Inclusion at

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