The citizens of Minnesota have a proud and longstanding tradition of answering the call to public service. Our state is best served when we volunteer our time, talent and energy to improve our communities and state.
Minnesota is looking for bright, responsible, innovative leaders in our communities who are eager to serve on state councils, boards, task forces, and commissions. The Office of the Secretary of State strongly encourages Minnesotans to apply through its open appointments process.
A listing of vacancies, including the appointing authorities for the vacancies, is posted to this Website each month. If you are interested in receiving monthly e-mail reminders about these vacancies, sign-up to electronically receive important dates.
How to apply for an open appointment?
Open appointments Application (Word)
Open Appointments Application (PDF)
This office forwards completed applications to the appropriate appointing authorities for consideration.
The Open Appointments Annual Report provides more information describing the councils, boards, task forces, and commissions, as well as member rosters and aggregate statistical information about the appointments made.
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Open AppointmentsOffice of the Minnesota Secretary of State180 State Office Building100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.St. Paul, MN 55155
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