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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Council works for all Minnesotans

When Governor Mark Dayton signed Executive Order 15-02, he established the Diversity and Inclusion Council to ensure inclusion for all Minnesotans.

The Council’s aim is to improve 

  • The recruiting and retention of state employees from diverse backgrounds, 
  • Improve the contracting process for businesses owned by Minnesotans from diverse backgrounds, 
  • Promote civic engagement from all communities in the State of Minnesota.

The Council is comprised of three committees: Employment Practices, Contracting Practices, and Civic Engagement Practices. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Franz chairs the Employment Committee; Commissioner Matt Massman chairs the Procurement Committee, and Commissioner Kevin Lindsey chairs the Civic Engagement Committee.

Governor Dayton chairs the Council, which includes the Commissioners of Administration, Human Rights, Health, Education, Employment and Economic Development, Management and Budget, Transportation and the Chair of the Metropolitan Council.

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2018 Civic Engagement Summit

Join us for the 2018 Civic Engagement Summit!

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Civic Engagement Training Series

Join us for a training series to build on your civic engagement knowledge, skills, and attitude.

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