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Your Voice Makes A Difference

Serve on a State Board or Commission

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR), in partnership with the Office of Governor Dayton and the Olmstead Implementation Office (OIO), will be hosting information sessions to discuss the importance of participating on state boards and commissions. This is an opportunity for members from diverse communities throughout Minnesota to connect, engage and participate in policy decisions that impact their communities. Members who are appointed onto boards and commissions should reflect the diversity of Minnesota for the benefit of all. It is important that everyone have the opportunity to apply. Your voice makes a difference! You are encouraged to participate in a listening session if you identify as:

  • Native American
  • a person with a disability
  • a person of color

Persons from other underrepresented communities are also welcome. You will be able to meet people who have served, learn about the appointment process and why it is important for people from underrepresented communities to apply. Details for the information sessions are below. Light refreshments will be provided.

To request an ADA accommodation, please contact Civic Engagement Coordinator Mai Thor at 651-539-1165 or at least four(4) business days in advance.

Learn more the details and register below

Schedule for Fall 2018:





Registration Link

Sept. 27 (Thursday)

Fergus Falls

Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls

1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

6 – 8 p.m.

Click here to register Fergus Falls session


Oct. 8 (Monday)


North Regional Library

1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411

6 – 8 p.m.

Click here to register Minneapolis session


Oct. 10 (Wednesday)


Shoreview Library

4560 N. Victoria St., Shoreview, MN 55126

6 – 8 p.m.

Click here to register Shoreview session



This project is a joint initiative of the Office of Governor Mark Dayton, the MN Department of Human Rights and the Olmstead Implementation Office, aimed at increasing the diversity of the State Boards and Commissions.

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