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"Lunch & Learn" with MDHR: Boards and Commissions 

Lunch and Learn

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR), in partnership with the Office of Governor Dayton and the Olmstead Implementation Office (OIO), is hosting a webinar 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 board and commissions should reflect the diversity of Minnesota for the benefit of all of us. We encourage you to participate if you identify as LGBTQ, Native American, a person with a disability, a person of color or another underrepresented community.

The webinar will offer participants the chance to learn about the appointment process and why it is important for people from underrepresented communities to apply. Several hundred seats are now open on state boards and commissions with the coming administration.  If you are passionate about making a difference in creating state policies that have direct impact in the lives of Minnesotans, you are encouraged to register for the webinar.

Facilitators will include:

  1. Andrew Olson, Assistant Chief of Staff for Appointments, Governor’s Office
  2. Madelyn Nelson, Board Appointments & Intern Program Coordinator, Governor’s Office
  3. Darlene Zangara, Executive Director, Olmstead Implementation Office
  4. Rowzat Shipchandler, Deputy Commissioner, MN Dept of Human Rights
  5. Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner, MN Dept. of Human Rights

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.

For more information, please contact MDHR at 651.539.1100 or email

"Lunch & Learn" with MDHR: Boards and Commissions 

Date: Dec. 14, 2018 (Friday)
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Meeting number:
596 670 815
Meeting link:
Audio connection:
1-888-7425095  (US/Canada) Call-in toll-free number
1-619-3773319  (US/Canada) Call-in number
Conference Code: 835 319 7438

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