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The make up of MCLA consists of 11 council members, 4 members of the Minnesota Legislature, and staff.  The MCLA members play an advisory role and support staff in setting the agency's strategies.  Each member is appointed by the governor for a term of four years.  Members are appointed to represent each of the state’s eight congressional districts, and three additional at-large members are appointed; all with voting rights. 

The other unit of MCLA's board are the representatives from the Minnesota Legislature.  During each session, the leadership from the state Senate and House appoint two members from each chamber to serve on the council; all with voting rights.

Photograph of  Alejandra   Bejarano
Alejandra Bejarano
Secretary, Congressional District 1
Appointed: January 2022/Expires: January 2026
Photograph of  Juventino   Meza
Juventino Meza
Congressional District 2
Appointed: June 2023/Expires: January 2027
Photograph of  Elvis   Rivera
Elvis Rivera
Congressional District 3
Appointed: June 2023/Expires: January 2027
marco hernandez
Marco Hernandez
Congressional District 4
Appointed: March 2020/Expires: January 2028
Photograph of  Clara  Ugarte-Perrin
Clara Ugarte-Perrin
Congressional District 5
Appointed: July 2019/Expires: January 2027
Photograph of  Maria-Victoria   Kapitzke
Maria-Victoria Kapitzke
Congressional District 6
Appointed: June 2023/Expires: January 2027
Photograph of  Martha  Castanon
Martha Castanon
MCLA's Chair, Congressional District 7
Appointed: March 2018/Expires: January 2026
Jennifer Reyes
Jennifer Reyes
Congressional District 8
Appointed: January 2024/Expires: January 2028
Eusebio Perez
Eusebio Pérez
At-Large Member
Appointed: January 2024/Expires: January 2028
Photograph of  Ivette  Izea-Martinez
Ivette Izea-Martinez
Treasurer, At Large Member
Appointed: December 2020/Expires: January 2028
Photograph of  Ronald  Salazar
Ronald Salazar
Vice-Chair, At-Large
Appointed: January 2022/ Expires: January 2026
Photograph of Senator Gene   Dornink
Senator Gene Dornink
District: 23
Photograph of Senator  Alice   Mann
Senator Alice Mann
District 50
Photograph of  Representative Mike   Wiener
Representative Mike Wiener
District 5B
Photograph of Representative María Isa   Pérez-Vega
Representative María Isa Pérez-Vega
District: 65B
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