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February 2016: Notice of Vacancies in State Boards, Councils and Committees

February 1, 2016

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by February 23, 2016, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority.

SAINT PAUL — The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today released the February 2016 notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications, due February 23, 2016. Minnesotans are encouraged to apply and serve in demonstration of public service. The full list of vacancies is listed below and online.

Additionally, Minnesotans will now be able to find information and updates on new vacancies on Secretary of State Steve Simon’s official Facebook and Twitter pages. You can find those here:

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by February 23, 2016, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after February 23.

See HOW TO APPLY at the end of the message.


Below is a list of agencies with vacancies.
Please click here for complete descriptions.

One Certified Health Care Home Representative

One Home Care Licensee Member
M.S. 144A.4799 Home Care Licensee Member, defined: “Home Care Licensee member” means a person who represents either basic or comprehensive levels of licensure. The person may be a manager official, and administrator, a supervising registered nurse, or an unlicensed personnel performing home care tasks for a home care provider licensed by the State of Minnesota.

One Parent Member of a Child (for a term ending January 2, 2017)

Two seats - One Insurer Representative and One Labor Alternate Representative

Submit an Application
Complete the application form.

Applicants should include the following documents:
• Open Appointments Application Form (completed, signed and dated)
• Letter of Interest
• Resume or Biography

Applications may be submitted online, 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

The monthly Notice of Vacancies is posted on the first Monday of every month and is provided by email to those who subscribe for the notice.

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 a one-year period.

The 2014 Open Appointments Annual Report is available online and includes a complete listing of state boards and councils that follow the Open Appointments process, descriptions of these agencies and membership, and statistical information about appointments and vacancies during the 2014 fiscal year. A print version of the report is available at the Minnesota Bookstore, (651) 297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757.

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