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Tourism Council Application Process

Applying to the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council 

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State releases notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications. All current Explore Minnesota Tourism Council Members remain appointed until a replacement appointment is made or formal resignation is received.  All appointments are made by the governor for a term of four years.  

Applicants are encouraged to use the online application so that the appointing authority will have access to your information as soon as it is submitted. 

  • Visit the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council page
  • Scroll down to find the Open Positions.
  • Choose the correct seat type and click the button that says APPLY.
  • Create an application profile according to the system's guidelines.
  • Page two of the application will allow you to attach a letter of interest and resume or biography.

Alternative ways to apply:

Applications submitted via downloadable application may experience some delay in reaching the appointing authority.

Paper applications may be submitted by email to or by mail or in person to:

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155-1299

In accordance with the Minnesota Open Appointments Law, the Secretary of State acts as an administrator in publishing vacancies, receiving applications, and recording appointments. Applications will be reviewed, and appointments made, by the appointing authorities; questions about specific vacancies and appointments should be directed to the appointing authority. Applications are kept on file for one year.

Questions can be directed to Beth Helle at or 651-757-1872.

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