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

September 6, 2016

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by September 27, 2016, to be assured of full consideration by the appointing authority.

SAINT PAUL — The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today released the September 2016 notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications, due September 27, 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 September 27, 2016, to be assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after September 27.

See HOW TO APPLY at the end of the message.


Below is a list of agencies with vacancies.
Please visit our website for complete descriptions.

Advisory Council On Wells & Borings
Vacancies: Monitoring Well Contractor (1)

Board of Barber Examiners
Vacancies: Barber (1)

Breeders' Fund Appropriations Advisory Committee
Vacancies: Member (11)

Explore Minnesota Tourism Council
Vacancies: Member (1)

Governor's Committee On Pollinator Protection
Vacancies: Member (15)

Governor's Council On Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program
Vacancies: Member (9)

Human Services Performance Council
Vacancies: Member (2)

Medical Services Review Board
Vacancies: Physician Member (1)

Standardbred Breeders' Fund Appropriation Advisory Committee
Vacancies: Member (7)

Statewide Independent Living Council
Center Director (1)
Member (5)
Organization and Advocacy Rep (1)
Public Member (2)

Task Force On Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
Vacancies: Substance Use Disorder Treatment Provider (1)


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, or, download and submit 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 2015 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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