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ACUPUNCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Board of Medical Practice, 2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 500, Minneapolis 55414
(612)617-2130
Law provides: The seven-member council consists of acupuncture practitioners, licensed physicians or osteopaths who practice acupuncture, NCCAOM-certified chiropractors, and members of the public who have received acupuncture treatment.  The council advises the Board of Medical Practice on issues relevant to acupuncture and the licensing of acupuncture practitioners and reviews complaints. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 147B.05)

AGRICULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 1st National Bank Bldg.
332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul 55101, (651)297-1391
Law provides: The seven-member board provides for agricultural and economic development in the state through the use of loans and loan guarantees. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 41A)

AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL RESPONSE COMPENSATION BOARD 
Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 625 Robert St. N., St. Paul 55155, (651)201-6349
Web site: www.mda.state.mn.us, e-mail: victoria.cook@state.mn.us
Law provides: The five-member board accepts applications for reimbursement from the agricultural chemical response and reimbursement account (ACRRA), determines eligibility and amount of reimbursement due, and notifies the commissioner of agriculture of eligible claims. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 18E.05)
Executive Director: Victoria Cook

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Box 64977, St. Paul 55164, (651)431-2460
Law provides: The 10-member council advises the commissioner of human services on matters relating to the prevention and treatment of chemical dependency. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 254A.04)

AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION
National Sports Center, 1700 N.E. 105th Ave., Blaine 55449, (763)785-5631
Web site: www.mnsports.org, e-mail: llynch@mnsports.org
Law provides: The commission’s goal is to promote the development of amateur sports events and facilities and to generate economic impact for the state of Minnesota through amateur sports. It consists of 14 voting members and six nonvoting members. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 240A.02)
Executive Director: Paul D. Erickson

AMERICAN INDIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Human Services, 444 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul 55155
Law provides: The 17-member council provides advice on policies, goals, and the operation of chemical health program services. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 254A.035, subd. 2)

AMERICAN INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Human Services, 444 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul 55155
Law provides: The 17-member council helps the commissioner of human services to formulate Policies and procedures relating to Indian child welfare services. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 260.835)

APPRENTICESHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul 55155
(651)286-5090
Law provides: The eight-member council proposes occupational classifications and minimum standards for apprenticeship programs and agreements. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 178.02)

AREA ONE POTATO RESEARCH AND PROMOTION COUNCIL
Box 29, East Grand Forks 56721, (218)773-1629
Law provides: The seven-member council promotes Minnesota-grown Irish potatoes through research and advertising by providing grants. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 17.54, subd. 9)

ATHLETIC TRAINER’S ADVISORY COUNCIL
Board of Medical Practice, 2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 500, Minneapolis 55414
(612)617-2130
Law provides: The eight-member council consists of public members, registered athletic trainers, medical physicians, and chiropractors. The council advises the board of medical practice regarding standards and requirements for athletic trainers and reviews complaints. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 148.7805)

AUTOMOBILE ASSIGNED CLAIMS BUREAU
227 Central Ave., Suite 103, Box 247, Osseo 55369-0247, (763)425-6634
Web site: www.maacb.org, e-mail: maacbweb@visi.com
Law provides: The seven-member board governs the operations of the Minnesota automobile assigned claims plan in providing no-fault basic economic-loss benefits to eligible recipients. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 65B.63)
Chair: Dave Larson

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE PLAN
6900 Wedgwood Rd., Suite 470, Maple Grove 55311, (877)251-3200
Law provides: The nine-member committee, including four public members and five insurers, directs the operation of the plan, which provides for the placement of insurance for Minnesota drivers and owners of vehicles registered in Minnesota who are unable to obtain coverage in the open market. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 65B.03)

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
85 E. 7th Pl., Suite 125, St. Paul 55101, (651)296-7937
Web site: www.boa.state.mn.us  
Law provides: The board of nine certified public accountants (CPA) and public members examines and licenses CPAs, RAPs, and CPA and RAP firms; investigates complaints; administers continuing professional education and practice-monitoring rules; and enforces a code of professional conduct. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 326A.01–326A.14)
Executive Secretary: Doreen Johnson Frost

BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH
625 Robert St. N., St. Paul 55155, (651)296-2942
Law provides: The board of five veterinarians and livestock producers protects the health of the domestic animals in the state. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 35)
Executive Director: William (Bill) Hartmann, D.V.M.

BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING, LAND SURVEYING AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, GEOSCIENCE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
85 E. 7th Pl., St. Paul 55101, (651)296-2388

Law provides: The board of 21 professional and public members examines and licenses architects, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects and geoscientists; certifies interior designers; administers continuing professional education; enforces a code of professional conduct; and investigates complaints. (Minnesota Statutes, Sections 214.10, 326.02)
Executive Secretary: Doreen Johnson Frost

BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
Minnesota Department of Revenue, Mail Station 3340, St. Paul 55146, (651)556-6086
Web site: www.taxes.state.mn.us/

Law provides: The board of nine professional and public members oversees assessors’ licensure, education and conduct. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 270.41)
Secretary-Treasurer: Deb Volkert

BOARD OF BARBER AND COSMETOLOGIST EXAMINERS
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 710, St. Paul, (651)201-2742, Fax: (651)617-2601
Web site: www.bceboard.state.mn.us, e-mail: bce.board@state.mn.us  
Law provides: The board of three barbers, three cosmetologists, and one public member regulates the barber and cosmetology industry and protects the public interest through adoption and enforcement of rules and investigation of complaints. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 154.22)
Executive Secretary: Gina Strauss

BOARD OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND THERAPY
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 210, Minneapolis 55414, (612)617-2178
Law provides: The 13-member board establishes techniques for determining whether applicants and licensees are qualified; establishes standards for professional conduct; issues licenses to qualified individuals; establishes standards for initial education including coursework for licensure; establishes standard for disciplinary process; establishes, maintains and publishes a register of licensees and supervisors; establishes fees; educates the public; establishes regulations pertaining to treatment for impaired practitioners; and evaluates its rules in order to refine the standards for licensing professional counselors and alcohol and drug counselors and to improve the methods used to enforce the board’s standards. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 118)

BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 300, Minneapolis 55414, (651)201-2850
Web site: www.mn-chiroboard.state.mn.us, e-mail: chiropractic.board@state.mn.us
Law provides: The seven-member board consists of five chiropractors and two public members and licenses doctors of chiropractic and investigates complaints. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 148.01-148.106)
Executive Director: Dr. Larry Spicer

BOARD OF DENTISTRY
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 450, Minneapolis 55414, (612)617-2250
Web site: www.dentalboard.state.mn.us
Law provides: The board of five dentists, one dental hygienist, one registered dental assistant, and two public members examines, licenses, and registers dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, and enforces the Minnesota Dental Practices Act. (Minnesota Statutes, Sections 150A.01, 214.09)
Executive Director: Marshall Shragg

BOARD OF DIETETICS AND NUTRITION PRACTICE
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 555, Minneapolis 55414, (651)201-2764   
Law provides: The board licenses nutritionists and dietitians, investigates violations and conducts hearings. It consists of seven members including dietitians, nutritionists, and consumers. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 148.62)
Executive Director: Laurie E. Mickelson

BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 440, Minneapolis 55414, (651)201-2730
Web site: www.benha.state.mn.us, e-mail: benha@state.mn.us   
Law provides: The board of nine industry and public members examines and licenses nursing home administrators and investigates complaints. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 144A.19)
Executive Director: Randy D. Snyder

BOARD OF FIREFIGHTER TRAINING AND EDUCATION
444 Cedar St., Suite 145, St. Paul 55101
Law provides: The 14-member board reviews fire service training needs and makes Recommendations on training to Minnesota fire service organizations, establishes standards for education programs, and establishes qualifications. (Laws of 2005, Chapter 110)

BOARD OF GRAIN STANDARDS
Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection Division, 625 Robert St. N., St. Paul 55155 (651)201-6190
Law provides: The board, which includes the head of the department of agriculture’s grain inspection division and two principal assistants, has jurisdiction over Minnesota grain standards and establishes standards for any grains in the state that are not covered by U.S. grain standards, along with rules necessary for enforcement. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 17B.06)

BOARD OF INVENTION
4476 Woodgate Pt., Eagan 55122, (651)452-9448
Law provides: The mission of the 11-member board is to enhance both the quality of social life and the business climate throughout the state by making inventiveness an integral part of every Minnesotan’s thought process and the benefits of invention available to all. The board intends to nurture the development/use of inventions, foster an appreciation for inventive thought/expression, and recognize/preserve the inventive heritage of the state. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 116J.987)
Chair: Dr. Daniel A. Ferber

BOARD OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 330, Minneapolis 55414-3222, (612)617-2220, Fax: (612)617-2221  
Law provides: The board of five therapists and two public members adopts and enforces rules relating to licensure of marriage and family therapists and regulation of professional conduct. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 148B)
Executive Director: Robert C. Butler

BOARD OF MEDICAL PRACTICE
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 500, Minneapolis 55414
(612)617-2130, Toll-free:(800)657-3709, Fax: (612)617-2166
Web site: www.bmp.state.mn.us, e-mail: medical.board@state.mn.us  
Law provides: The board of 11 physicians and five citizen members licenses and disciplines persons involved in the practice of medicine and enforces the Medical Practices Act. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 147.01)
Executive Director: Robert A. Leach

BOARD OF NURSING
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 200, Minneapolis 55414, (612)617-2270
Web site: www.nursingboard.state.mn.us, e-mail: nursingboard@state.mn.us
Law provides: The board of four public members, four licensed practical nurses, and eight
registered nurses enforces the Nurse Practice Act (Minnesota Statutes, Sections 148.171–148.285), licenses registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN), investigates complaints and disciplines nurses, registers public health nurses and professional nursing firms (incorporated under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 319B), approves nursing education programs, and regulates the practice of certified clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners.
Executive Director: Shirley A Brekken

BOARD OF OPTOMETRY 
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 550, Minneapolis 55414, (651)201-2762 
Web site: www.optometryboard.state.mn.us
Law provides: The board of two public members and five qualified optometrists licenses optometrists, investigates complaints, and adopts rules. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 148.52-148.62)
Executive Director: Laurie E. Mickelson

BOARD OF PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING
1600 University Ave., Suite 200, St. Paul 55104, (651)643-3060
Web site: www.post.state.mn.us, e-mail: neil.melton@state.mn.us  
Law provides: The board of 15 peace officers, municipal officials, public members, and higher Education professionals examines and licenses peace officers and part-time peace officers, regulates their training, mandates standards of selection and professional conduct, and investigates complaints. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 626.84)
Executive Director: Neil W. Melton

BOARD OF PHARMACY 
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 530, Minneapolis 55414, (651)201-2825
E-mail: pharmacy.board@state.mn.us
Law provides: The board of seven pharmacists and public members examines and licenses Pharmacists, investigates complaints, oversees the inspection of pharmacies, drug wholesalers, and drug manufacturers, and enforces drug laws pertaining to health care professionals. (Minnesota Statutes, Sections 151.01, 214.09)
Executive Director: Cody C. Wiberg

BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 420, Minneapolis 55414, (612)627-5406
E-mail: physical.therapy@state.mn.us
Law provides: The board of four licensed physical therapists, one licensed and registered doctor of medicine, one physical therapist assistant, and three public members examines and licenses physical therapists, investigates complaints, and disciplines licensees for violations of the practice act. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 148.67)
Executive Director: Stephanie J. Lunning

BOARD OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 430, Minneapolis 55414, (612)617-2200
E-mail: podiatric.medicine@state.mn.us
Law provides: The board of five podiatrists and two public members examines and licenses podiatrists, investigates complaints, and disciplines for practice violations. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 153.01)
Executive Director: Keith Hovland

BOARD OF PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND PROTECTIVE AGENT SERVICES 
1430 Maryland Ave. E., St. Paul 55106, (651)793-2666
E-mail: mn.pdb@state.mn.us
Law provides: The board of five industry and citizen members administers laws governing
licensing of private detectives and protective agents, license reissuance, complaint procedures, and unlicensed activity. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 326.339)
Executive Director: Marie L. Ohman

BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY 
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 320, Minneapolis 55414, (612)617-2230
Law provides: The 11-member board, including licensed psychologists, a licensed psychological practitioner, and three public members, licenses and regulates psychologists and psychological Practitioners for the practice of psychology. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 148.88)

BOARD OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
1667 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights 55113, (651)999-7387
Law provides: The 10-member board licenses school administrators, adopts rules to license
school administrators, and enters into agreements with the board of teaching regarding multiple license matters. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 122A.12)
Executive Director: Dr. Judith Lamp

BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK 
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 340, Minneapolis 55414, (612)617-2100
E-mail: social.work@state.mn.us  
Law provides: The board of 10 licensed social workers and five public members adopts and enforces rules for licensure of social workers and for regulation of their professional conduct. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 148B.19)
Executive Director: Frank Merriman

BOARD OF TEACHING
1500 Hwy. 36 W., Roseville 55113, (651)582-8833
E-mail: board.teaching@state.mn.us  
Law provides: The 11-member board establishes rules for licensure of public school teachers, for approval of teacher education programs, and for a code of ethics governing professional conduct and performance. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 125.183)
Executive Director: Karen Balmer

BOARD OF THE MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES
Hwy. 298, Box 308, Faribault 55021, (507)332-5400
Academy for the Blind: 400 S.E. 6th Ave., Faribault 55021, (507)333-4800
Academy for the Deaf: 615 Olaf Hanson Dr., Faribault 55021, (507)332-5400
Web site: www.msa.state.mn.us, e-mail: lola.brand@state.mn.us
Law provides: The seven-voting-member/two-nonvoting-member board governs the state
academies for the deaf and blind. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 125A.62)

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 540, Minneapolis 55414, (651)201-2844
Law provides: The board of five veterinarians and two public members examines and licenses veterinarians, investigates consumer complaints, and disciplines licensees. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 156)
Executive Director: John King, D.V.M.

BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES 
520 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul 55155, (651)296-3767
Web site: www.bwsr.state.mn.us
Law provides: The board of 17 local government officials, public members, and state agency members coordinates the water and soil resources management activities of local units of government through educational activities, approval of local plans, administration of state grants, and cost-sharing contracts. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 103B.101)
Chair: Randy Kramer Executive Director: Ron Harnack

BOARD ON AGING
Anderson Human Services Building, 540 Cedar St., Box 64976, St. Paul 55164
(651)431-2500; Web site: www.mnaging.org, e-mail: jim.varpness@state.mn.us
Law provides: The 25-member board advises the governor and state agencies on policies, programs, and services affecting older persons and administers the Older Americans Act and the ombudsman for older Minnesotans program. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 256.975)
Executive Director: Jean K. Wood

BREEDERS’ FUND APPROPRIATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Box 630, Shakopee, MN 55379, (952)496-7950
Law Provides: The nine-member committee advises the racing commission regarding breeding industry rules and distribution of thoroughbred breeders’ fund awards and purse supplements. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 240.18, subd. 4)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE BOARD 
190 Centennial Bldg., 658 Cedar St., St. Paul 55155, (651)296-5148, (800)657-3889
Fax: (651)296-1722, Toll-free Fax: (800)357-4114
Web site: www.cfboard.state.mn.us; e-mail: cf.board@state.mn.us
Law provides: The board administers laws relating to public disclosure in campaign finance, lobbying, local officials’ and public officials’ economic interests and conflicts of interest, and public financing of candidates and state committees of political parties. It has six members, with no more than three members of the same political party. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 10A.02)
Executive Director: Jeanne Olson

CAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING BOARD
204 Administration Bldg., St. Paul 55155, (651)296-7138
E-mail: nancy.stark@state.mn.us
Law provides: To preserve the historical and architectural integrity of the capitol area, the
10-member board, chaired by the lieutenant governor, oversees architectural, urban design, and comprehensive planning and administers zoning and design rules for the 60-block area in and around the capitol. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 15B)
Executive Secretary: Nancy Stark

CENTER FOR RURAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT
600 S. 5th St., Suite 211, St. Peter 56082, (507)934-7700
Web site: www.ruralmn.org, e-mail: crpd@ruralmn.org
Law provides: The center is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to the non-partisan study of the social, economic, and cultural forces that affect rural Minnesota. The center’s mission is to provide state government and other policymakers an unbiased evaluation of issues from a rural perspective to benefit Minnesota. The board of the center consists of members from the Farm Bureau, the Farmers’ Union, regional initiative organizations, the general public, businesses, private foundations, rural governments, and in addition the president of Minnesota State University Mankato, a member of the house of representatives, and a member of the senate. (1997 Laws of Minnesota, Chapter 200, Section 31)

COMMISSION ON NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Serve Minnesota, 431 S. 7th St., Suite 2540, Minneapolis 55415, (612)333-7740
Web site: www.serveminnesota.org
Law provides: The 25-member commission implements a comprehensive state plan to pursue funding sources, administer the youth works grant program, and administer the federal AmeriCorps program. (Laws of 1994, Chapter 647)

COMMISSION SERVING DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE
Minnesota Department of Human Services, 444 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul 55155-3814, (651)297-7305
Law provides: The 15-member commission serves as the principal agency of the state to advocate on behalf of deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing Minnesotans by working to ensure equal access to the services, programs, and opportunities available to others. (Minnesota Statutes, 256C.28)

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 E. 7th Pl., Suite 500, St. Paul 55101
(651)296-4026
Law provides: The 11-member board governs the activities of the association, which provides basic health insurance coverage to Minnesotans unable to obtain coverage through the open market. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 62E.10)

COUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC MINNESOTANS 
658 Cedar St., Suite 160, St. Paul 55155, (651)296-0538, Fax: (651)297-8735
Web site: www.capm.state.mn.us
Law provides: The council of 19 representatives of the Asian-Pacific community and four ex officio legislative members advises the governor and legislature on issues confronting Asian-Pacific people in Minnesota to ensure that Asian-Pacific people have access to benefits and services provided to people in the state, to eliminate underutilization of Asian-Pacific people in the state’s workforce, and to improve state trade relations with Asian and Pacific countries. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 3.9226)
Executive Director: Ilean Her

COUNCIL ON BLACK MINNESOTANS
2233 University Ave. W., Suite 426, St. Paul 55114, (651)642-0811, (651)642-0812
(651)643-3580
E-mail: lester.collins@state.mn.us  
Law provides: The council advises and makes recommendations to the governor, legislature, state agencies, and decision makers on issues confronting black people in Minnesota. The council seeks to educate and enhance the relationship between its constituency, policy makers, and the legislative body. The board consists of 13 public members, including one member representing east Africans and one member representing west Africans, and four ex officio legislative members. Per the state statute, applications by state departments or agencies for the receipt of federal funds which will have their primary effect on black Minnesotans shall submit to the council for recommendations and review at least 30 days before submission to a federal agency. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 3.9225)
Executive Director: Lester R. Collins

COUNCIL ON AFFAIRS OF CHICANO/LATINO PEOPLE
60 Empire Dr., Suite 203, St. Paul 55103, (651)296-9587, Fax: (651)297-1297
Web site: www.clac.state.mn.us, e-mail: clac.desk@state.mn.us
Law provides: The council advises the governor and legislature on the nature of the issues confronting Chicano/Latino people in this state, including the problems encountered by Chicano/Latino migrant agricultural workers. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 3.9223)
Executive Director: Rogelio L. Muñoz

COUNCIL ON DISABILITY
121 E. 7th Pl., Suite 107, St. Paul 55101, (651)296-6785
Web site: www.disability.state.mn.us, e-mail: council.disability@state.mn.us
Law provides: The council advises the governor, legislature, and state agencies and provides information and encourages coordination of planning programs and services for persons with disabilities. It has 21 members, a majority of whom are persons with a disability or parents or guardians of persons with a disability. The council is to expand opportunities for all children and adults with a disability throughout Minnesota without regard to disability and to advocate policies and programs that will promote the independence of children and adults with disabilities and protect their right to participate fully in society. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 256.482)  
Executive Director: Joan Willshire

CRIME VICTIMS REPARATIONS BOARD
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 445 Minnesota St., Suite 2300, St. Paul 55101
(651)282-6256
Law provides: The five-member board assists crime victims with their financial losses as they recover from violent crimes. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 611A.55)

DENTAL ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Department of Human Services, 444 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul 55155
Law provides: The committee makes recommendations on strategies to increase access to dental care. (Laws of 2001, First Special Session, Chapter 9, Article 2, Section 54)

DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
102 State Capitol, St. Paul 55155, (651)296-6196
Law provides: The 14-member council advises the bureau of criminal apprehension in establishing a drug resistance education program. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 299A.331)

DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW BOARD
Minnesota Department of Human Services, 540 Cedar St., St. Paul 55155, (651)431-2505
Law provides: The nine-member board is comprised of physicians, pharmacists, consumer Representatives, and health care professionals.  The board advises the commissioner of human Services on issues of drug utilization and prescription and issuing standards. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 256B.0625, Subdivision 13a)

DULUTH ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY
350 Harbor Dr., Duluth 55802-2698, (218)722-5573
Law provides: The authority administers, promotes, and operates the center as a state facility, and annually submits a report detailing its activities and finances for the previous year to the governor and the legislature. (Laws of 1963, Chapter 305)

DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY
1200 Port Terminal Dr., Duluth 55802, (218)727-8525
Web site: www.duluthport.com, e-mail: admin@duluthport.com
Law provides: The seven-member board promotes waterborne commerce in the port district; may acquire, construct, or facilitate waterfront development and participate in harbor dredging; and is responsible for the sale of land in Airpark industrial park. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.049)
Executive Director: Adolph Ojard

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES REGULATORY BOARD
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 310, Minneapolis 55414
(651)201-2800, Toll-free (800)747-2011, Fax: (651)201-2812
Web site: www.emsrb.state.mn.us, e-mail: mary.hedges@state.mn.us
Law provides: The 15-member board consists of an emergency physician, a representative of Minnesota hospitals, a representative of fire chiefs, a full-time firefighter, a volunteer firefighter, a paramedic or emergency medical technician, an ambulance director, a representative of sheriffs, a member of local boards of health, a representative of regional emergency medical services programs, a registered nurse, a pediatrician, a family practice physician, a public member, the commissioners of health and public safety, and two ex officio members of the legislature (one from the house and one from the senate).  The board advises applicants for state or federal emergency medical services funds and approves the use of funds, makes recommendations to the legislature on improving the access, delivery, and effectiveness of the state’s emergency medical services delivery system, and establishes procedures for investigating, hearing, and resolving complaints against emergency medical services providers. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 144E.01)
Executive Director: Mary F. Hedges

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul 55155, (800)657-3864
Web site: www.seek.state.mn.us/eemn_i.cfm
Law provides: The 20-member board guides the direction of environmental education in Minnesota. (M.S. 1998, Chap. 115A.072)

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST/SANITARIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Health, Environmental Health Services, 625 Robert St. N., St. Paul 55101 (651)201-4500
Law provides: The seven-member council recommends applicants for registration as environmental health specialist/sanitarians and advises the commissioner of health on standards, rules and requirements for registration, and continuing education for registration renewal. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 214.13, subd. 4)

Environmental Innovations Advisory Council
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Rd. N., St. Paul 55155
Law provides: The council makes recommendations to the PCA on policy, programs, and legislation in pollution prevention, waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and resource conservation; focuses on developing and implementing innovative programs that improve Minnesota’s environment by emphasizing front-end preventative and resource conservation approaches to preventing waste and pollution; and emphasizes partnerships of government, citizens, institutions, and business to develop and implement these programs. (Minnesota Statutes Section 115A.12)

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD
300 Centennial Building, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul 55155, (651)201-2480
Web site: www.mnplan.state.mn.us, e-mail: eqb@mnplan.state.mn.us
Law provides: The board composed of state agency commissioners and citizen members provides for cooperation of state agencies affecting the environment, initiates environmental studies, and reviews major actions, programs, and legislation to ensure compliance with state environmental policy. The board administers the state’s environmental review water planning, and sustainable development programs. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 116C)
Executive Director: Michael Sullivan

EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM COUNCIL
100 Metro Square, 121 E. 7th Pl., St Paul 55101, (651)297-2635
Law provides: The council of up to 28 members serves the broader interests of tourism in Minnesota by promoting activities that support, maintain, and expand the state’s domestic and international travel market, thereby generating increased visitor expenditures, tax revenue, and employment. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 116U.25)

FIRE PROTECTION ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 444 Cedar St., Suite 145, St. Paul 55101
(651)215-0500
Law provides: The nine-member council advises the commissioner of public safety on matters within the council’s expertise or under the regulation of the commissioner. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 299M.02)

FOREST RESOURCES COUNCIL
2003 Upper Buford Cir., St. Paul 55108, (651)603-0109, Fax: (651)603-0110
Web site: www.frc.state.mn.us, email: hibb006@umd.edu
Law Provides: The 17-member council develops recommendations to the governor and to federal, state, county, and local governments with respect to forest resource policies and practices that result in the sustainable management, use, and protection of the state’s forest resources. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 89A.03)
Executive Director: Dave Zumeta

FORMULARY COMMITTEE
Minnesota Department of Human Services, 540 Cedar St., St. Paul 55101, (651)431-2510
Law provides: The nine-member committee reviews over-the-counter drugs, makes recommendations about prior authorization, and establishes the list of drugs excluded from mandatory generic substitution. (Minnesota Statutes, Sections 256B.0625, subd. 13C and 151.21, subd. 8)

FOUNDATION FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
1500 Hwy. 36 W., Roseville 55113-4266, (651)582-8322
Law provides: The 23-member foundation promotes career and technical student organizations and applied leadership opportunities in Minnesota schools through public-private partnerships. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 124D.34)

GAMBLING CONTROL BOARD 
1711 W. Cty. Rd. B., Suite 300 South, Roseville 55113, (651)639-4000
Web site: www.gcb.state.mn.us
Law provides: The five forms of lawful gambling in Minnesota are pull-tabs, bingo, tipboards, paddlewheels, and raffles. The seven-member board regulates lawful gambling in Minnesota so that citizens are assured of the integrity of the industry and so that nonprofit organizations may continue to raise funds for charitable contributions.  (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 349)
Director: Tom Barrett

GOVERNOR’S COMMITTEE ON MINNESOTA’S MINING FUTURE
Iron Range Resource Rehabilitation Agency, Hwy. 535, Box 441, Eveleth 55734, (218)744-7400
Law provides: The 15-member committee advises the governor in relation to the strengthening and developing of a sustainable mining and minerals industry in Minnesota. (Executive Order 03-12)

GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DD COUNCIL)
370 Centennial Office Bldg., 658 Cedar St., St. Paul 55155, (651)296-4018
Toll-free: (877)348-0505, Fax: (651)297-7200, MN Relay Service: (800)627-3529
Web sites: www.mnddc.org, www.mncdd.org, www.partnersinpolicymaking.com
E-mail: admin.dd@state.mn.us
Law provides: The council carries out the duties set out in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the necessary support and services to achieve increased independence,  productivity, self-determination, integration, and inclusion. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 16B.054)
Executive Director: Colleen Wieck

GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON MINNESOTA BIOSCIENCES
121 E. 7th Pl., Suite 500, St. Paul 55101, (651)296-6424
Law provides: The 14-member council serves as biosciences policy advisor to the governor, makes recommendations on strategies to support the industry, and is a catalyst for the creation, development, and retention of biosciences businesses and supportive institutions in Minnesota. (Executive Order 03-08)

GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON FAITH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVES
130 State Capitol, St. Paul 55155, (651)201-2567
Law provides: The council provides advice to the governor on matters related to development and support of effective and efficient faith and community organizations that provide services to Minnesotans in need. (Executive Order 05-15)

GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Fire Marshal Division, 444 Cedar St., Suite 145
St. Paul 55101, (651)201-7200
Law provides: The council disseminates information to the governor, legislature, and public regarding fire and life safety issues affecting Minnesota citizens and firefighters. (Executive Order 03-04)

GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
300 Centennial Bldg., 658 Cedar St., St. Paul 55155, (651)201-2491
Web site: www.gis.state.mn.us, e-mail: gis.council@state.mn.us
Law provides: The council promotes the efficient and effective development, management, and use of geographic information and related technology. It provides policy advice to all levels of government and leadership and guidance to government, the private sector, and academia. (Executive Order 03-04)

GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON MINNESOTA’S COASTAL PROGRAM
1568 Hwy. 2, Two Harbors 55616, (218)834-6612
Law provides: The 15-member council reviews and makes recommendations to the commissioner of natural resources on program priorities and on selection of projects for funding. (Executive Order 99-12)

GOVERNOR’S INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION
1500 W. Hwy. 36, MS-P34, Roseville 55113-4266, (651)582-8436
Law provides: The 17- to 25-member council addresses methods of implementing the state policy of development and implementing comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary interagency programs of early intervention services for children with disabilities. The council recommends policies to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated system of all state and local agency services for children under age five with disabilities. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 125A.28)

GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE COUNCIL 
200 Administration Bldg., 50 Sherburne Ave., St. Paul 55155, (651)201-2555
Web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Governor's_Residence
Law provides: The council develops and implements an overall restoration plan for the governor’s residence and surrounding grounds and solicits contributions to restore, maintain, improve, decorate, and furnish the building. Its 19 members are drawn from state agencies, the governor’s spouse, legislators, the family that donated the building, the public, and the fields of higher education, landscaping, architecture, and interior design. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 16B.27)
Chair: Dana Badgerow

GOVERNOR’S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul 55101, (651)205-4728, Fax: 651-296-0994
Web site: www.gwdc.org, e-mail: info.gwdc@state.mn.us
Law provides: The council is comprised of 31 individuals, including the commissioners of education, human services, and employment and economic development, as well as six representatives of business and industry, six representatives of labor organizations, four members representing community-based organizations, six members representing education, two representatives of local government, and four members appointed by the legislature.  The council advises the governor and legislature on state workforce investment policies and practices. (Chapter 131, Laws of 1995)
Executive Director: Brenda Norman

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SERVICES PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Iris Park Pl., 1885 University Ave., Suite 229, St. Paul 55104, (651)643-3456
Law provides: The  program protects the public from persons regulated by the health licensing boards who suffer from illnesses that may affect their ability to practice safely. Services include referring for evaluation and treatment, developing monitoring plans that include illness and practice-specific requirements, and providing ongoing monitoring of illness management and risk to patients. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 214.31)

HEARING INSTRUMENT DISPENSER ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Health, 85 E. 7th Pl., Suite 220, St. Paul 55164, (651)201-3724
Law provides: The seven-member council, consisting of consumers, three certified dispensers, and one licensed audiologist advises the commissioner of health on matters relating to certification and regulation of the hearing instrument dispensers, including certification standards, enforcement of certification laws and rules, and examination services. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 153A.13)

HERITABLE AND CONGENITAL DISORDERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Minnesota Department of Health, 717 Delaware St. S.E., Box 9441, Minneapolis 55440
(612)676-5706
Law provides: The committee advises the commissioner of health about tests and treatments for heritable and congenital disorders found in newborn children. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 144.1255)

HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY 
380 Jackson St., Suite 450, St. Paul 55101, (651)296-4690
E-mail: mremedios@isd.net
Law provides: The independent agency assists Minnesota institutions of higher education in construction and financing of projects through issuance of revenue bonds. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 136A.25)
Executive Director: Marianne T. Remedios

INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL 
3801 Bemidji Ave., Suite 5, Bemidji 56601, (651)296-0041
Web site: www.mniac.org; E-mail: miac@paulbunyan.net
Law provides: The council includes representatives from Minnesota’s 11 tribal governments and two elected members representing Minnesota residents enrolled in non-Minnesota Indian reservations to advise the governor, the legislature, and state agencies regarding policies, programs, and services affecting Indian citizens and to create public awareness of their needs. The law also provides for an advisory council on urban Indians appointed by the council and consisting of five members from the vicinity of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 3.922)
Executive Director: Annamarie Hill Klienhans

INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION
Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 E. 7th Pl., Suite 500, St. Paul 55101
(651)296-2715
Law provides: The association consists of two public members and seven insurers and provides for the payment of covered claims to avoid financial loss to policyholders because of the liquidation of an insurer. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 60C.08, subd 1)

INVESTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
60 Empire Drive, Suite 355, St. Paul 55103-3555, (651)296-3328
Law provides: The council advises the board of investment on policy relating to investments of state funds. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 11A.08)

JOB SKILLS PARTNERSHIP BOARD
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 1st National Bank Bldg.
332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul 55101, (651)297-1834, Toll-free: (800) 657-3858
Web site: www.deed.state.mn.us/mjsp, e-mail: deed.mjsp@state.mn.us
Law provides: The 12-member board, including the commissioner of employment and economic development, the MnSCU chancellor or chancellor’s designee, and the University of Minnesota president or president’s designee, brings together employers with specific training needs with educational or other nonprofit institutions that can assist in development of training programs. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 116L.01)

JOINT UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION—LIABILITY INSURANCE
Pioneer P.O. Box 1760, St. Paul 55101, (651)222-0484, MN toll-free: (800)552-0013
Law provides: The 15-member board provides liability insurance coverage for persons unable to obtain it through ordinary means where coverage is required by law or is necessary for the conduct of business that serves a public purpose. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 621.02)
Administrator: Beth Devine

JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, 444 Cedar St., Suite 100
St. Paul 55101, (651)296-2684
Web site: www.ojp.state.mn.us
Law provides:  The 18-member committee prepares and administers the state’s three-year plan for juvenile justice and awards Title II formula grants and Title V grants provided under the Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, reauthorized in 2002. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 268.29) The committee also operates as the juvenile crime enforcement coalition (JCEC), a requirement for the juvenile accountability block grant.

LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER AUTHORITY
353 Harbor Dr., Duluth 55802, (218)749-7721
Law provides: The authority provides for education about Lake Superior and provides for the transfer of data and scientific findings about the lake.  The five-member board of directors includes the commissioner of natural resources and four gubernatorial appointees.  (Chapter 535, Laws of 1990)

LABOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER BOARD
740 Amber Dr., Shoreview 55126, (651)484-1542
Law provides: The 10-member board oversees the planning and construction of the center as funds are available, leases a temporary facility for the center during development of its program, and establishes advisory groups as needed to advise the board on programs, policy, and related issues. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 138A.01)

LIBRARY ADVISORY COUNCIL TO STATE LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES
1500 Hwy. 36 W., Roseville 55113-4266, (651)582-8791
Law provides: The 15-member council advises the state library in planning, development, and evaluation of effective library service programs provided by all types of libraries, recommends criteria for state-funded programs for library services and interlibrary cooperation, and oversees the federal LSTA grant program. (Public Law 104-208)

LICENSED TRADITIONAL MIDWIFERY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Board of Medical Practice, 2829 University Ave., Suite 500, Minneapolis 55414
(612)617-2130
Law provides: The five-member council advises the board of medical practice on traditional midwifery licensure standards and complaints/discipline. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 147D.23)

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE JOINT UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION
445 Minnesota St., Suite 514, Pioneer P.O. Box 1760, St. Paul 55101
(651)222-0484, Toll-free: (800)552-0013, Fax: (651)222-7824
Law provides: The 11-member board, including health care providers, the public, and the insurance industry, provides medical malpractice insurance coverage to any licensed health care provider unable to obtain this insurance through ordinary methods. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 62F.01)

MEDICAL SERVICES REVIEW BOARD
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Attn: Debbie Caswell
443 Lafayette Rd. N., St. Paul 55155, (651)284-5259
Law provides: The board advises the department of labor and industry on medical matters relating to workers’ compensation, makes determinations on inappropriate, unnecessary, or excessive treatment, and may issue penalties for violation of rules following a contested case procedure. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 176.103)

MERIT SYSTEM COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Box 64997, 540 Cedar St., St. Paul 55164
(651)431-3030, Fax: (651)430-7460, Web site: www.dhs.state.mn.us/agencywd/jobs/merit
Law provides: The three-member council reviews and makes recommendations on all proposed rule amendments, classification specifications, and compensation plans; assists in formulating personnel policies and procedures; and hears appeals as provided under Merit System rules. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 256.012)

METROPOLITAN AIRPORTS COMMISSION
6040 S. 28th Ave., Minneapolis 55450, (612)726-8100
Web site: www.mspairport.com
Law provides: The commission promotes air navigation and transportation locally, nationally, and internationally and promotes development of the Twin Cities metropolitan area as an aviation center. It owns and operates seven airports within the metropolitan area including the Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport, which serves the scheduled air carriers, and six reliever airports, serving business and general aviation. The 15-member commission, which includes four representatives from greater Minnesota and the rest from districts within the seven-county metropolitan area, consists of 12 members and a chair appointed by the governor and two members appointed by the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 473.603)
Chair: Jack Lanners

METROPOLITAN PARKS AND OPEN SPACE COMMISSION
390 Robert St. N., St. Paul 55101, (651)291-6312
Law provides: The commission advises the metropolitan council on its policy plan for regional recreation open space, including a regional park system plan and capital improvement program, on grants for acquisition and development of regional parks, and on review of regional park master plans prepared by local implementing agencies. It consists of eight members selected from districts where they reside and a chair, selected at large, appointed by the metropolitan council. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 473.303)
Chair: Glen Skovholt

METROPOLITAN SPORTS FACILITIES COMMISSION
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, 900 S. 5th St., Minneapolis 55415, (612)332-0386
E-mail: matowin@msfc.com
Law provides: The commission, which consists of six members appointed by the Minneapolis city council and a chair appointed by the governor, is responsible for retaining professional football and baseball in Minnesota. It is also responsible for the capital improvements, debt service, and operating costs of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.(Minnesota Statutes, Section 473.553)
Chair: Roy Terwilliger

MIDWEST INTERSTATE PASSENGER RAIL COMPACT COMMISSION
Minnesota Department of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd., MS430, St. Paul 55155
(651)296-4888
Law provides:  The commission promotes development and implementation of improvements to intercity passenger rail service in the midwest, coordinates interaction among midwestern state elected officials on passenger rail issues, promotes development and implementation of long-range plans for high-speed rail passenger service, works to ensure coordination among the various entities having an interest in passenger rail service, and supports efforts of transportation agencies involved in developing and implementing passenger rail service in the midwest. The four commission members from Minnesota are the governor or governor’s designee, a member of the public, and one legislator each from the house and senate. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 218.75)

MINNESOTA ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE FOUNDATION
1500 Hwy. 36 W., Roseville 55113, (651)582-8204
Web site: www.maef.state.mn.us, e-mail: maef@mnaef.org
Law provides: The foundation is a nonprofit organization, the board of which includes the commissioner of education and 20 others representing various education and business groups, by charter from the legislature and through private sector and community-based partnerships. It is a catalyst for advancing student success through high levels of school performance. The foundation challenges students to stretch, achieve, and innovate; empowers schools to learn and produce results; and enables K-12 policy and business leaders to support high expectations for school and student achievement. (Minnesota Statutes, 124D.94)

MINNESOTA EARLY LEARNING FOUNDATION
2233 University Ave., Suite 345, St. Paul 55114, (651)644-8138
Law provides: The foundation implements an early childhood development program for low-income families that includes grant awards to families and early childhood program providers. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 124D.175)

MINNESOTA FAIR PLAN
1201 Marquette Ave., Suite 310, Minneapolis 55403, (612)338-7584
MN toll-free: (800)524-1640
Law provides: A nine-member board, which includes public members and insurers, administers the Minnesota FAIR Plan Act to provide owners and tenants of individual residences, small business owners, farmers, and co-op residents an opportunity to purchase limited property or homeowners insurance when they are unable to do so in the free market. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 65A.35)

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102, (651)296-6126
Web site: www.mnhs.org
Law provides: The society is a semi-state agency chartered by the first territorial legislature in 1849. It is governed by an independent board of 30 members plus the society’s six officers; the five constitutional officers serve as ex officio members. The society collects and preserves items, records, and published materials that document the human experience in Minnesota and interprets the state’s cultural heritage through publications, educational programs, exhibitions, and a statewide network of historic sites (see also page 99). The society operates a free public research library, oversees the preservation of the Minnesota State Capitol, and administers the state’s historic preservation, public records, and archaeology programs. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 138)
Director: Nina M. Archabal

MINNESOTA HUMANITIES COMMISSION
987 E. Ivy Ave., St. Paul 55106, (651)774-0105, Toll-free: (866)268-7293
Fax: (651)774-0205
Web site: www.minnesotahumanities.org, e-mail: info@minnesotahumanities.org
Law provides: The commission, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, awards grants and conducts education programs that advance the study of the humanities throughout the state. Of the 30 members of the board of directors, six are appointed by the governor and the rest are elected. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 138.91)
President: Stanley E. Romanstein

MINNESOTA RESOURCE CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE: BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
615 Olaf Hanson Dr., Faribault 55021, (800)657-3859
Law provides: The 13- to 15-member committee provides specific advice regarding needs to improve learning results for students who are BVI, priorities for action, technical issues in the education of students who are BVI, and general operations of the center and provides general advice and counsel to the department of education regarding general procedures for assuring address of the needs of students who are BVI. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 125A.63)

MINNESOTA RESOURCE CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE: DEAF/HARD OF HEARING
615 Olof Hanson Dr., Faribault 55021, (800)657-3936
Law provides: The 13- to 15-member committee provides specific advice regarding needs to improve learning results for students who are DHH, priorities for action, technical issues in the education of students who are DHH, and general operations of the center and provides general advice and counsel to the department of education regarding general procedures for assuring the needs of students who are DHH are addressed. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 125A.63)
 
MINNESOTA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
111 S. 3rd Ave., Suite 120, Minneapolis 55401, (612)373-2900, (800)325-3073
Fax: (651)373-2901, Web site: www.minnesotatechnology.org
Law provides: Minnesota Technology, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation established to assist Minnesota companies in becoming more competitive. The company focuses its efforts on working with small and medium-size manufacturing and technology companies throughout the state. Minnesota Technology also operates one of 60 federally funded manufacturing technology centers. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 1160.03)
President: Wayne A. Pletcher, PhD Chair: Kim Roden

MINNESOTA VETERANS HOMES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Veterans Service Bldg., 20 W. 12th St., Rm. 149, St. Paul 55155, (651)296-2073
Web site: www.mvh.state.mn.us
Law provides: The nine-member board names the executive director, determines policy, and adopts, amends, and repeals rules for the governance of the Minnesota veterans homes. It represents the facilities before their various constituencies, other units of government, and the legislature. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 198)
Interim Executive Director: Charles Cox

MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL BOARD
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley 55124, (952)431-9200
Web site: www.mnzoo.org, e-mail: zooinfo@mail.mnzoo.state.mn.us
Law provides: The 30-member board acquires, constructs, equips, operates, and maintains the Minnesota Zoological Garden. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 85A.01)
Executive Director: Lee C. Ehmke

NONPUBLIC EDUCATION COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Hwy. 36 W., Roseville 55113 (651)582-8666
Web site: http://education.state.mn.us
Law provides: The 15-member council advises the commissioner of education on nonpublic educational aids and other matters affecting nonpublic education and nonpublic schools. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 123B.445)

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Safety Codes and Services Division
443 Lafayette Rd. N., St. Paul 55155, (651)284-5018
Law provides: The 12-member council advises the commissioner of labor and industry on administration of the state Occupational Safety and Health Act. (Minnesota Statutes 182.656)

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW BOARD
Labor & Industry Bldg., 443 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul 55155, (651)284-5350
Web site: www.doli.state.mn.us/

Law provides: The three-member hearing board reviews and affirms, modifies, or revokes contested OSHA citations, penalties, or orders of the commissioner of labor and industry. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 182.664)
Executive Secretary: Shana Sleben

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTITIONERS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Health, 85 E. 7th Pl., Box 64882, St. Paul 55164, (651)201-3721
Law provides: The seven-member council advises the commissioner of health regarding licensing standards, enforcement of licensing statutes, and action on licensing applications and disciplinary actions. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 148.6450)

OMBUDSMAN FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
420 Metro Square Bldg., 121 E. 7th Pl., St. Paul 55101, (651)296-3848
Law provides: The ombudsman reviews complaints and may provide services on behalf of persons receiving state-provided or state-licensed care and treatment for mental illness, developmental disabilities, chemical dependency, and emotional disturbance (in children). The ombudsman also reviews mandated reports of death and serious injuries of its clientele and houses the civil commitment training and resource center (CCTRC). (Minnesota Statutes, Section 245.91–97)
Ombudsman: Roberta C. Opheim

OMBUDSPERSON FOR FAMILIES
1450 Energy Park Dr., Suite 106, St. Paul 55108, (651)603-0058, (800)234-4939
Fax: (651)643-2539
Law provides: The ombudsperson monitors agency compliance with all laws governing child protection and placement of children of color. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 257.0762)

ONLINE LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minne Department of Education, 1500 Hwy. 36 W., Roseville 55113, (651)582-8733
Law provides: The 12-member council brings to the attention of the commissioner of education any matters related to online learning. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 124D.095, subd. 10)

PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION
6125 Olson Memorial Hwy., Golden Valley 55422, (763)591-4700, Fax: (763)591-4646
Web site: www.pcae.k12.mn.us
Law provides: The center is a state agency combining the Arts High School and education resource programs offices. The Arts High School is a statewide, tuition-free, arts-focused public school for 11th and 12th grade students. Students who have either demonstrated or potential talent and a desire to grow are admitted. Academic programs are balanced with study in one of six arts areas: dance, literature, media arts, theatre, music, or visual arts. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 129) The board of the center has the powers necessary for the care, management, and control of the center and includes at least one member from each congressional district. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 129C.10 and 129C.15)

PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN COMMITTEE
Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 625 Robert St. N., St. Paul 55155
Law provides: The 8- to 15-member committee provides the commissioner of agriculture with comments on the state pesticide management plan for the protection of groundwater and surface water. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 15.014)

PETROLEUM TANK RELEASE COMPENSATION BOARD
85 E. 7th Pl., Suite 500, St. Paul 55101-2198, (651)297-1119, (800)638-0418
Web site: www.commerce.state.mn.us, e-mail: petrofund@state.mn.us
Law provides: The five-member board approves applications for reimbursement from the
petroleum tank release cleanup fund for the investigation and cleanup of leaks and spills from petroleum storage tanks. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 115C)
Executive Director: James Pearson

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Board of Medical Practice, 2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 500, Minneapolis 55414
(612)617-2130
Law provides: The seven-member council advises the board of medical practice regarding physician assistant registration standards and the complaint and discipline process. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 147A.27)

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
60 Empire Dr., Suite 200, St. Paul 55103, (651)296-7460, Toll-free: (800)652-9026
Web site: www.mnpera.org
Law provides: An 11-member governing board manages the collection of payments, approves applications for membership, approves claims for withdrawals, pensions, or benefits, and adopts a mortality table based on experience of the fund. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 353)
Executive Director: Mary Most Vanek

PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 1st National Bank Bldg.
332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul 55101, (651)296-3562
Web site: www.deed.state.mn.us/community/assistance/pfa.htm
Law provides: A board of six ex officio members manages revolving funds for assisting state or local jurisdictions in financing water, wastewater treatment systems, nonpoint-source, and transportation-related projects. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 446A)

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY PANEL
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 455 Minnesota St., Suite 1000, St. Paul 55101
(651)201-7165
Law Provides: The seven-member panel determines eligibility for continuation of health benefits. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 299A.465, subd. 7)

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
121 E. 7th Pl., Suite 350, St. Paul 55101, (651)296-7124
Web site: www.puc.state.mn.us
Law provides: The five-member commission regulates rates and services of certain gas, electric, and telephone companies; determines the need for and location of large energy facilities; and  establishes service areas, grants authorities, and promulgates rules for these regulated industries. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 216, 216A, 216B, 237, 116C.51-116C.69, 116C.691-116C.697, 116I)
Chair: LeRoy Koppendrayer Executive Secretary: Burl W. Haar

RACING COMMISSION
Box 630, Shakopee 55379, (952)496-7950, Fax: (952)496-7954
e-mail: richard.krueger@state.mn.us
Law provides: The nine-member commission regulates parimutuel horse racing and card playing in Minnesota to ensure its integrity and conduct in the public interest. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 240)
Executive Director: Richard G. Krueger

REAL ESTATE APPRAISER ADVISORY BOARD
Minnesota Department of Commerce, 133 E. 7th St., St. Paul 55101, (651)296-4536
Law provides: The board makes recommendations to the commissioner of commerce regarding pre-licensing and continuing education, license examination specifications, periodic review of standards for development and communication of real estate appraisals, and other matters necessary under statute. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 82B.05)

REGENT CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL
72 State Office Building, St. Paul 55155, (651) 296-9002
Web site: www.rcac.leg.mn
Law provides: The council’s duties are to develop a description of the duties of regents of the University of Minnesota, outline criteria to be applied in recommending candidates, and recruit, screen, and recommend qualified candidates to the governor for each opening on the board of regents. The 24-member council consists of 22 citizen members appointed to staggered six-year terms and two students appointed to two-year terms. The council recommends candidates for each vacancy to the governor. The governor, who is not bound by the recommendations of the council, then submits a slate of candidates to the legislature, which has the responsibility of ultimately selecting the board members. The board consists of one regent from each of Minnesota’s eight congressional districts and four from the state at large. One of the four at-large regents must be a University of Minnesota student at the time of election. Regents serve without pay for six-year terms. Terms are staggered, with one-third of the board up for election every two years. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 137.0245, 137.0246)

REHABILITATION COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 1st National Bank Bldg.
332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul 55101, (651)296-5629
Law provides: The council participates in the assessment of Minnesota’s vocational rehabilitation program and advises the program on its performance, goals, and priorities. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 268A.02)

REHABILITATION COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, State Services for the Blind 2200 University Ave., Suite 240, St. Paul 55114, (651)642-0729
Web site: www.mnssb.org/

Law provides: The council advises the commissioner of employment and economic development about programs of State Services for the Blind. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 248.10)

REHABILITATION REVIEW PANEL
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Rd. St. Paul 55101, (651)284-5478
Law provides: The 14-member panel advises the department of labor and industry on
rehabilitation matters relating to workers’ compensation and may issue penalties for violation of rules following a contested case hearing. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 176.102, subd. 3)

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER ADVISORY COUNCIL
Board of Medical Practice, 2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 500, Minneapolis 55414
(612)617-2130
Law Provides: The seven-member council, consisting of three respiratory care practitioners, two physicians with expertise in respiratory care, and two public members, advises the board of medical practice on issues regarding respiratory care practitioner registration standards, enforcement of laws, and complaint review. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 147C)

RURAL FINANCE AUTHORITY
Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 625 Robert St. N., St. Paul 55155, (651)201-6004
Web site: www.mda.state.mn.us, e-mail: webinfo@mda.state.mn
Law provides: The board develops the state’s agricultural resources by extending credit on real estate security. It consists of six public members, the state auditor, and the commissioners of agriculture, commerce, trade and economic development, and finance. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 41B.025)

RURAL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Minnesota Department of Health, 85 E. 7th Pl., Box 64882, St. Paul 55164, (651)201-3838
Web site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/rhac.htm, e-mail: chs@health.state.mn.us
Law provides: The 15-member committee advises the commissioner of health and other state agencies on rural health issues. (Chapter 549, Laws of 1992)

SMALL BUSINESS AIR QUALITY COMPLIANCE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Rd. N., St. Paul 55155, (651)297-8615
Law provides: The nine-member council renders advisory opinions on the effectiveness of the small business air-quality program and on difficulties encountered and degree and severity of enforcement and prepares periodic reports on matters relating to the program as requested by federal and state agencies.  (Minnesota Statutes, Section 116.99)

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER ADVISORY BOARD
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 1st National Bank Bldg.
332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul 55101, (651)297-5770, Fax: (651)296-5287
Web site: www.mnsbdc.com
Law provides: The nine-member advisory board advises, counsels, and confers with the director of the small business development center network on all policy matters pertaining to the operation of the network, including advice and counsel on needs assessments, program offerings, and program evaluations. The advisory board also advises and assists in leveraging of local financial and other resources to support the statewide network and regional centers. (15 U.S.C. 647(j))
State Director: Michael W. Myhre

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY PANEL
Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Special Education, 1500 Hwy. 36 W.
Roseville 55113, (651)582-8589
Law provides: The panel advises the division of special education policy and the division special education compliance and assistance within the state department of education on the education of children and youth with disabilities.  The essence of the council’s purpose is to provide a broad base of input to department staff regarding policies, practices, and issues related to the education of children and youth, ages birth through 21, with disabilities. (IDIEA, 2004)

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST AND AUDIOLOGIST ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Health, 85 E. 7th Pl., Box 64882, St. Paul 55164, (651)201-3721
Law provides: The 12-member council advises the commissioner of health on matters relating to the licensing and regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 148.5196)

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH
Box 64981, St. Paul 55164, (651)431-2249
Law provides: The 30-member council advises the governor, legislature, and state agency heads about policies and programs affecting people with mental illness. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 245.697)

STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (MINNESOTA STATE FAIR)
State Fairgrounds, 1265 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul 55108, (651)288-4400
Web site: www.mnstatefair.org, e-mail: fairinfo@mnstatefair.org
Law provides: The society conducts the annual Minnesota State Fair and administers the maintenance, control, and improvement of the state fairgrounds. The society (and fair) is financially self-sufficient, using no tax dollars, and is governed by a 10-member board of managers. The board is elected by the society’s authorized delegates, representing county fairs and various agribusiness groups throughout Minnesota. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 37)

STATE ARMORY BUILDING COMMISSION
Veterans Service Bldg., St. Paul 55155, (651)268-8948
E-mail: terry.palmer@mn.ngb.army.mil
Law provides: The commission acquires property for armory use, exercises the right of eminent domain, issues bonds for the construction and equipping of new armories, can sue or be sued, and pays the cost of operating, maintaining, and improving commission-owned armories. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 193)
Executive Director: Terrence J. Palmer

STATE ARTS BOARD
400 Sibley St., Suite 200, St. Paul 55101, (651)215-1600, (800)866-2787
Fax: (651)215-1602
Web site: www.arts.state.mn.us, e-mail: msab@arts.state.mn.us
Law provides: The 11-member board reviews and makes grants to individual artists, schools, and nonprofit arts organizations in support of arts activities. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 129D)

STATE BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Minnesota Department of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd., MS 315, St. Paul 55155
Web site: www.mnsbac.org
Law provides: The 26-member committee makes recommendations to the commissioners of transportation and public safety and to the legislature on bicycle safety and on bicycle education and development. (Minnesota Session Laws of 1984)

STATE COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Minnesota Department of Health, Community and Family Health Division, 85 E. 7th Pl.
Box 64882, St. Paul 55164, (651)201-3594
Law provides: The committee advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the commissioner of health on the development, maintenance, funding, and evaluation of community health services. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 145A.10, subd 10)

STATE DESIGNER SELECTION BOARD
301 Centennial Office Bldg., 658 Cedar St., St. Paul 55155, (651)297-1545

Law provides: The six-member board, including one member nominated from AIA, one from AGC, one from ACEC/MN, and one from the state arts board, and two public members appointed by the commissioner of administration, along with a representative of the user agency, the University of Minnesota, or the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, designated by the user agency, selects primary designers for state building projects with construction cost greater than $2,000,000 or project planning cost greater than $200,000. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 16B.33)
Executive Secretary: Mary Golike

STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Center for Northern Gardening, 1755 Prior Ave. N., St. Paul 55113, (651)643-3601
Toll-free: (800)676-MSHS, Fax: (651)643-3638
Web site: www.northerngardener.org, e-mail: rosee@northerngardener.org
Law provides: The society, founded in 1866, collects and disseminates horticultural and environmental information to Minnesotans. It publishes Northern Gardener magazine six times a year; conducts “MN Green” community greening outreach; sponsors workshops, tours, and other programs; and maintains a horticultural library. Membership, currently at 14,000, is open to any interested person and to public libraries statewide. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 43A.27; Laws of Minnesota 1976, Chapter III, Section 3, subd. 1a)
Chief Executive Officer: Rose Eggert

STATE LOTTERY
Minnesota State Lottery, 2645 Long Lake Rd., Roseville 55113, (651)635-8100
Web site: www.mnlottery.com, e-mail: lottery@winternet.com
Law provides: The Minnesota State Lottery runs scratch-off and online lottery games (Powerball®, Gopher 5®, Daily 3®, Hot Lotto®, NorthStar Cash®, and G3®) sold in Minnesota. Some proceeds are constitutionally directed to the environment and natural resources trust fund, and some funds are statutorily dedicated to the game and fish fund, the natural resources fund, and the general fund. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 349A, Section 297A.94 subd. e)
Executive Director: Clint Harris

STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
60 Empire Dr., Suite 300, St. Paul 55103
(651)296-2761, Toll-free: (800)657-5757, Fax: (651)297-5238
Web site: www.msrs.state.mn.us, e-mail: msrs@state.mn.us
Law provides: The administrative function is vested in the executive director and the policy-making and appellate functions are vested in a board of 11 members–three appointed by the governor, one retired employee, one MCTO union representative, and six elected by the covered employees. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 3A, 352, 352B, 352C, 352D, 490)
Executive Director: David Bergstrom

STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 1st National Bank Bldg.
332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul 55101, (651)297-2705
Law provides: The 21-member council monitors, reviews, and evaluates the implementation of the state plan for independent living required by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (Public Laws 93-112)

TEACHERS RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
60 Empire Dr., Suite 400, St. Paul 55103, (651)296-2409, (800)657-3669
Web site: https://www.minnesotatra.org/, e-mail: info.tra@state.mn.us
Law provides: The association is managed by an eight-member board to provide eligible members with annuity payments at retirement and disability or survivor benefits. Membership includes teachers employed in Minnesota’s public elementary and secondary schools, state colleges and universities, and all other education institutions maintained by the state. Not included are instructors employed by the cities of St. Paul and Duluth or by the University of Minnesota. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 354)
Executive Director: Laurie Fiori Hacking

TRAUMA ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Health, Box 64882, St. Paul 55134, (651)296-8290
Law provides: The 15-member council makes recommendations to the commissioner of health on the development, maintenance, and improvement of a statewide trauma system. (Minnesota Special Session Laws 2005)

TRUSTEE CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL
72 State Office Building, St. Paul 55155, (651) 296-9002
Web site: www.tcac.leg.mn
Law provides: The council recruits, screens, and recommends qualified candidates to the governor for appointment to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) board of trustees. The 24-member citizen council also must develop a statement of the selection criteria to be applied and a description of the responsibilities and duties of a member of the MnSCU board of trustees. The governor is not bound by the recommendations of the council. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 136F.03)  The 15-member board of trustees is the governing body of the MnSCU system. The governor appoints one trustee from each of Minnesota’s eight congressional districts, four from the state at large, and three student trustees. Trustees serve without pay for six-year terms. Terms are staggered, with one-third of the board up for election every two years.

URBAN INDIAN AFFAIRS ADVISORY COUNCIL
3801 Bemidji Ave., Bemidji 56601, (218)755-3825
Law provides: The council advises the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council board of directors on the concerns of Minnesota Indians who reside in the urban areas of the state. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 3.922, Subd. 8)

URBAN INITIATIVE BOARD
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 1st National Bank Bldg.
332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul 55101, (651)297-1291
Web site: www.deed.state.mn.us, e-mail: deed@state.mn.us
Law provides: The board investigates, evaluates, and implements new methods to enhance urban development, particularly through the Urban Initiatives loan program for minority business enterprises. The program supports job creation for minority and other persons in low-income areas. The board advises the department of employment and economic development regarding the operation of the Urban Initiative loan program. The board consists of 10 members, including representatives of minority businesses and state agencies. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 116M.15)

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Health, 625 Robert St. N., Box 64975, St. Paul 55164, (651)201-4700
Law provides: The 11-member council is comprised of department of health officials, pollution control agency officials, water supply system operators, wastewater treatment facility operators, municipality representatives, and the public.  The council advises the commissioners of health and the pollution control agency regarding water supply systems and wastewater treatment facilities, and qualifications and competency evaluation of water supply system operators and wastewater treatment facility operators. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 115.71-115.77)

WELLS AND BORINGS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Health, 625 Robert St. N., Box 64975, St. Paul 55164
(651)201-4600
Law provides: The 18-member council, derived from a variety of relevant agencies and industry expertise, including well contractors, exploratory mineral borers, members of the public, elevator shaft contractors, and officials from the departments of health, natural resources, transportation, and pollution control, and the board of water and soil resources advises the commissioner of health on issues related to wells and borings. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 103I.105)

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Rd. N., St. Paul 55155, (651)284-5018
Web site: www.doli.state.mn.us, e-mail: debbie.caswell@state.mn.us
Law provides: The 16-member council consists of twelve voting members: the presidents of the largest statewide Minnesota business and organized labor organizations, additional members representing business, additional members representing organized labor. The council also includes as chair and non-voting member the commissioner of labor and industry. Four legislative liaisons serve as non-voting members, as well. The council makes recommendations on workers’ compensation issues and hears workers’ compensation matters. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 175.007)
Executive Secretary: Debbie Caswell

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURERS’ ASSOCIATION (DATA SERVICE ORGANIZATION)
7701 France Ave. S., Suite 450, Minneapolis 55435, (952)897-1737, Fax: (952)897-6495
Web site: www.mwcia.org, e-mail: info@mwcia.org
Law provides: The association is a nonprofit statistical and research organization supported and governed by the insurance industry, and it is a licensed data service organization. The commissioner of commerce licenses the association and appoints two public members to its 12-member board. The other ten board members are elected by the insurance carriers in Minnesota. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 79.61)
President: Bruce A. Tollefson

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