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Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointments

2/27/2020 12:11:53 PM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, the Investment Advisory Council, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, and the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

David Ybarra – Brooklyn Park, MN

Minnesota Ballpark Authority

Member

Effective: March 3, 2020

Term Expires: January 2, 2023

Reappointment

About the Minnesota Ballpark Authority

The Minnesota Ballpark Authority (MBA) was established in 2006 to oversee the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a new MLB ballpark in downtown Minneapolis. The MBA works in partnership with the Minnesota Twins to maintain Target Field’s long-term sustainability and to ensure the facility works with in conjunction with transit and new development.

More information about the Minnesota Ballpark Authority can be found here .

Denise Anderson – Roseville, MN

Investment Advisory Council

Public Employee Member

Effective: March 3, 2020

Term Expires: January 2, 2023

Reappointment

About the Investment Advisory Council

The Investment Advisory Council (IAC) advises the State Board of Investment and its Executive Director on investment policy and other matters. The IAC also makes recommendations on proposed investments.

More information about the Investment Advisory Council can be found here .

Sandra Filardo – Eden Prairie, MN

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs

At-Large Member

Effective: March 3, 2020

Term Expires: January 1, 2024

Reappointment

Tracy Kallassy – Minnetonka, MN

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs

At-Large Member

Effective: March 3, 2020

Term Expires: January 1, 2024

Replacing: Ruben Vazquez

Marco Hernandez – St. Paul, MN

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs

Congressional District 4 Member

Effective: March 3, 2020

Term Expires: January 1, 2024

Replacing: Angelica Klebsch

About the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs

The Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs advises and informs the governor and legislators on matters of importance to Latinos in Minnesota. The Council also conducts research and relays data within various policy areas impacting Minnesota Latinos and serves as a referral agency ensuring Latino Minnesotans are connected to the appropriate services and programs offered by state, local, and community resources.

More information about the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs can be found here .

Denisia Parker – Minneapolis, MN

Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee

Youth Member

Effective: March 3, 2020

Expiration: January 1, 2024

New Seat

About the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee is the supervisory board for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Title II Juvenile Justice Program with respect to preparation and administration of the state plan and award of grants. This committee oversees Minnesota’s compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee provides leadership and support in setting a vision for juvenile justice in Minnesota that is informed by evidence-based practices, multi-disciplinary experience, and the diverse communities of Minnesota.

More information about the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee can be found here .

For more information about board and commission appointments, please visit our website:

https://mn.gov/governor/administration/boardscommissions/

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