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Special Notice of Vacancy - Metropolitan Council
Posted Date: 5/20/2013 11:30 AM
For Release: May 20, 2013

Special Notice of Vacancy - Metropolitan Council

SAINT PAUL—The Secretary of State’s Office today released a special notice of vacancies that have occurred in the Metropolitan Council, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 15.0597, subdivision 4 (see the list of current vacancies below).

Application forms may be found at: or may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State, Open Appointments, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155-1299, or in person at Room 180 of the State Office Building.

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 for these various agencies; questions about specific vacancies and appointments should be directed to the appointing authority. Applications submitted by June 10, 2013 are assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities for these agencies may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after that date. Applications are kept on file for a one year period. Agency information for this press release was supplied by the various agencies.

The 2012 Open Appointments Annual Report is available at: This publication includes a complete listing of state boards and councils that follow the Open Appointments process, descriptions of these agencies and their memberships, and statistical information about appointments and vacancies during the 2012 fiscal year. Paper copies of the 2012 Open Appointments Annual Report are available at the Minnesota Bookstore, 651-297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757.

ST. PAUL, MN 55101
M.S. 473

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $20,000 Annual Salary
Vacancies: Sixteen (16) - Members

To locate your district see the Map plan MC2013-1A at:

The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency for the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. The Council advocates for vital communities and cost-effective regional services. It runs the region's bus system, collects and treats wastewater, manages regional water resources, plans regional parks and administers funds that provide housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The 17-member Metropolitan Council board is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Minnesota Governor. The seventeen members include a chair who serves at-large and sixteen members who each represent a geographically defined council district. All members serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Members cannot hold elected public office and must reside within the council district they represent. The council is organized by committees, which make recommendations to the full board. The standing committees are Committee of the Whole, Environment, Transportation, Community Development, and Management. Council members each serve on at least two committees, attend semi-monthly council meetings and meet regularly with local government officials and members of the Minnesota Legislature. Beginning August 1, 2001, compensation for the council chair was increased to $58,489. Council members are paid a fixed salary of $20,000. Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays; the Committee of the Whole meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays, as needed. Meetings are held at 390 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101.

When submitting your application, please include the following documents:
- Open Appointments Application Form – completed, signed & dated
- Letter of Interest
- Resume or Biography

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Open Appointments
Secretary of State’s Office
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155-1299