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June 2013 Open Appointments Vacancy Notice
Posted Date: 6/3/2013 10:00 AM
For Release: June 3, 2013
Contact: open.appointments@state.mn.us

Notice of Vacancies in Multi-Member Agencies

SAINT PAUL—The Secretary of State’s Office today released the monthly notice of vacancies that have occurred in multi-member state agencies, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 15.0597, subdivision 4 (see the list of current vacancies below).

Application forms may be found at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=5 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 25, 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: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=360 . 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.

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

On the line that asks for “Position Sought” – please refer to the seats available as listed in this announcement.

Submit by e-mail: open.appointments@state.mn.us

Submit online: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?recordid=41&page=19

Submit By Mail or in Person:
Secretary of State’s Office
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155-1299

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“Public Member” means a person who is not, or never was, a member of the profession or occupation being licensed or regulated or the spouse of any such person, or a person who does not have or has never had, a material financial interest in either the providing of the professional service being licensed or regulated or an activity directly related to the profession or occupation being licensed or regulated. MN Statute 214.02.

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PLEASE REMEMBER – THE SPECIAL POSTING FOR THE METROPOLITAN COUNCIL APPLICATIONS CLOSES ON MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013.

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
390 N. ROBERT ST.
ST. PAUL, MN 55101
651-602-1000
M.S. 473

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

To locate your district - See Map plan MC2013-1A at:
http://www.gis.leg.mn/redist2010/MetCouncil/mc2013-1A/maps/MC2013-1A.pdf

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.

PLEASE REMEMBER – THE SPECIAL POSTING FOR THE METROPOLITAN COUNCIL APPLICATIONS CLOSES ON MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013.

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ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE ADVISORY COUNCIL
PO BOX 64977
ST PAUL, MN 55164-0977
651-431-2467
M.S. 254A.04

Appointing: Commissioner Health; Commissioner DHS
Compensation: $55 per diem and expenses
Vacancies: One (1) - Alcohol Related Member

Advise the Commissioner of Human Services on matters of policy and funding for the prevention and treatment of chemical dependency. Membership includes: Five members will have training or interest in alcohol dependency and abuse, and five members will have training or interest in drugs other than alcohol. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis, on the third Friday of every 4th month, in St. Paul, MN.

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BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES
520 Lafayette Rd N., 2nd Floor
ST. PAUL, MN 55155
651-296-3767
M.S. 103B.101.

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem plus expenses
Vacancies: One (1) - Non-Metro Elected City Official

The board oversees and coordinates the water and soil resources management activities of local units (counties, SWCD's, WD's, WMO's) of government through approval of local plans, administration of state grants, cost-sharing contracts, performance evaluation, and administrative appeals and hearings. Programs include RIM Reserve, local water planning and implementation, Wetlands Conservation Act, soil conservation, clean water fund. Mission: Improve and protect Minnesota's water and soil resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners. Membership includes: Three county commissioners, three soil and water conservation district (SWCD) supervisors, three watershed district (WD) or watershed management organization (WMO) representatives, two city representatives, one township representative, and three unaffiliated citizens. One member must come from each of the current soil and water conservation administrative regions throughout the state. At least three but no more than five members must come from the seven-county metropolitan area. All members must be knowledgeable of soil and water issues. Five agency members representing the University of Minnesota Extension Service, the MN Department of Natural Resources, the MN Department of Agriculture, the MN Department of Health, and the MN Pollution Control Agency. Monthly meetings are held at the BWSR office, 520 Lafayette Rd. No., Lower Level Board Room.

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COUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC MINNESOTANS
658 CEDAR ST, #160
ST. PAUL, MN 55155
651-757-1740
M.S. 3.9226.

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: None
Vacancies: One (1) - Asian-Pacific Member

The council advises the Governor and legislature on issues confronting Asian-Pacific people in this state. Membership includes those representing the Asian-Pacific community of this state. The legislature appoints two senators and two representatives who are non-voting members. Bi-monthly meetings are held (with special meetings as needed). Meetings are held at various agency locations throughout the state.

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COUNCIL ON DISABILITY
121 E. 7TH PL., # 107
ST. PAUL, MN 55101
651-361-7800
M.S. 256.481-256.482

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem expenses
Vacancies: One (1) - Member from Economic Development Region 6 for a term ending January 7, 2013

Map can be found at:
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/assets/lmi/areamap/edr.shtml

The council advises the Governor, legislature, service-providing agencies, and the public on the needs and potentials of people with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Membership includes representatives from the general public and organizations which provide services for persons with disabilities, and includes at least one member from each development region - a majority of members are persons with disabilities (service consumers). The Commissioners of the Departments of Education, Health, Human Services, Economic Security, Human Rights, and the directors of Vocational Rehabilitation and State Services for the Blind or their designees are ex officio members. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis, and the meeting place varies.

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DESTINATION MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION
Location still to be determined
M.S. 469.41

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem
Vacancies: Four (4) - Members

The four Governor appointments have no specific requirements, simply the limitations that follow. The specific limitations are: Members must not be a director, officer, or employee of the medical business entity, which is defined as a medical business entity with its place of business in Rochester that collectively employs more than 30,000 persons in the state. Members must not participate in or vote on a decision of the corporation relating to any project authorized by or under consideration by the corporation in which the member has either an indirect or direct financial interest. Members may not currently serve as a lobbyist as defined under section 10A.01, subdivision 21.

The Destination Medical Center Corporation, along with the city of Rochester and the nonprofit economic development agency, must prepare and adopt a development plan which provides an outline for the development of the city as a destination medical center. The corporation's plan will include strategic planning for the destination medical center, estimates of short and long range fiscal and economic impacts, a framework to identify and prioritize short and long term public investments and public infrastructure project development, and facilitate private investment and development. The corporation's governing body consists of eight members appointed, as follows: 1) the mayor of the city, or the mayor's designee, subject to approval by the city council; 2) the city council president, or the city council president's designee, subject to approval by the city council; 3) the chair or member of the county board, appointed by the county board; 4) a representative of the medical business entity appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the medical business entity; and 5) four members appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate. The four Governor appointments have no specific requirements, simply the limitations that follow. The specific limitations are: Members must not be a director, officer, or employee of the medical business entity, which is defined as a medical business entity with its place of business in Rochester that collectively employs more than 30,000 persons in the state. Members must not participate in or vote on a decision of the corporation relating to any project authorized by or under consideration by the corporation in which the member has either an indirect or direct financial interest. Members may not currently serve as a lobbyist as defined under section 10A.01, subdivision 21. Meeting schedule is to be determined, with the meeting location to be determined.

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ELECTRONIC ROSTER TASK FORCE
100 REV DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
ST PAUL, MN 55155
651-201-1324
LAWS 2013 CHAPTER 131

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem
Vacancies: Three (3)
- Two Election Judges
- One Appointee must be familiar with electronic roster technology, but does not represent a specific vendor of the technology.

The task force must research the following issues: 1) electronic roster technology, including different types of electronic rosters; 2) the ability to use photographs received from the Department of Vehicle Services; 3) the ability to add photographs to the roster on election day; 4) data security in electronic rosters, the statewide voter registration system, and the Department of Vehicle Services; 5) reliability of Department of Vehicle Services data, including the ability to match names and photographs without duplication; 6) ability of precincts across the state to connect an electronic roster to a secure network to access the statewide voter registration system; and 7) direct and indirect costs associated with using electronic rosters. Membership includes: 1) the director of the Department of Public Safety, Division of Vehicle Services, or designee; 2) the secretary of state, or designee; 3) an individual designated by the secretary of state, from the elections division in the Office of the Secretary of State; 4) the chief information officer of the state of Minnesota, or designee; 5) one county auditor appointed by the Minnesota Association of County Officers; 6) one town election official appointed by the Minnesota Association of Townships; 7) one city election official appointed by the League of Minnesota Cities; 8) one school district election official appointed by the Minnesota School Boards Association; 9) one representative appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; 10) one represented appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 11) one senator appointed by the senate Subcommittee on the Committee of the Committee on Rules and Administration; 12) one senator appointed by the senate minority leader; 13) one person appointed by the governor, familiar with electronic roster technology but who dies not represent a specific vendor of the technology; and 14) two election judges appointed by the governor. Meeting schedule is to be determined, with the meeting location to be determined.

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GREATER MINNESOTA REGIONAL PARKS AND TRAILS COMMISSION
Location still to be determined
M.S. 85.536; LAWS 2013 CH 137 ART 3 SEC 8

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem
Vacancies: Thirteen (13)
- Two Region 1 Representatives
- Two Region 2 Representatives
- Two Region 3 Representatives
- Two Region 4 Representatives
- Two Region 5 Representatives
- Two Region 6 Representatives
- One Member-at-Large

Note: Applicants must specify county of residence.

The Commission will undertake system planning and provide recommendations to the legislature for grants funded by the parks and trails fund to counties and cities outside the seven county metropolitan area for parks and trails of regional significance. Membership includes: two members from each of the six regional parks and trails districts and one member-at-large. Meetings will be held at least twice per year, with the meeting location to be determined.

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MINNESOTA BIODIESEL TASK FORCE
MN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
625 N. ROBERT ST.
ST PAUL, MN 55155-2538
651-201-6223
MS 15.014

Appointing: Commissioner of Agriculture
Compensation: None
Vacancies: Fifteen (15)
- Three Fat and Oil Processor Representatives
- One At-Large Member
- Four Petroleum Industry Representatives
- Two Farm Organization Representatives
- One Environmental Organization Representative
- Two Research and Education Organization Representatives
- One Grower Organization Representative
- One Fuel User Group Representative

To advise the Commissioner on how to communicate with industry and the public, and conduct activities in order to promote greater production and use of biodiesel fuel in Minnesota. Membership may include representatives from: Farm Organizations (2), fat and oil processors (2), the petroleum industry (4), grower organizations (1), research and education organization (1), environmental organization (1), user (1), and at-large member (2). Meetings are held on a quarterly basis, or as needed, at the MN Dept of Agriculture or other venue. Please check the website for schedule & location: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/en/renewable/biodiesel/biodieselforce.aspx.

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MN JOINT UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION - LIABILITY INSURANCE
MN DEPT. OF COMMERCE
85-7TH PL. E., #500
ST. PAUL, MN 55101-2198
651-222-0484
M.S. 62I.02.

Appointing: Commissioner of Commerce
Compensation: $200 per diem plus mileage
Vacancies: Four (4) - Public Members

The association 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 and serves a public purpose. The Association will provide insurance to eligible persons or entities unable to obtain insurance in the private marketplace. The statutory purpose of the Association is not to be a market competition or a market regulator. The association shall have a board of directors composed of 15 persons chosen as follows: seven persons elected by members of the association at a meeting called by the commissioner; eight public members, as defined in section 214.02, appointed by the commissioner, one of whom is a licensed medical health care professional and two of whom are representing groupos insured by the MJUA; and three members, appointed by the commissioner representing groups to whom coverage has been extended by the association. The terms of the members shall be four years. Terms may be staggered so that no more than six members are appointed or elected every two years. Members may serve until their successors are appointed or elected. If at any time no coverage is currently extended by the association, then either additional public members may be appointed to fill these three positions or, at the option of the commissioner, representatives from groups who had previously been covered by the association may serve as directors. In the event that the commissioner assigns the responsibility for administering Chapter 62F to the Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association, the board of directors must be increased by four additional members. The commissioner shall appoint two of the additional members, one of whom must be a licensed health care provider, and one of whom must be a public member. Association members shall elect the other two members, one of whom must be representative of medical malpractice insurers, and one of whom must be a representative of personal injury liability insurers. Quarterly meetings are held; however, the association may meet more frequently when necessary. There is no set meeting location.

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MN STATE ARTS BOARD
400 SIBLEY ST., #200
ST. PAUL, MN 55101-1928
651-215-1600
M.S. 129D.

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem plus expenses (129D.02, Subd. 3)
Vacancies: One (1) - Congressional District 3 Representative

The board is dedicated to making the arts available to all Minnesotans. The development of the arts is fostered through a series of grants, programs, and services which are administered by a professional staff. The eleven members include one member from each congressional district and three at large members; only four members may serve on boards of other arts organizations. Members must file with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. The board has six meetings per year, generally held in the Arts Board office. The board does not expire.

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NOXIOUS WEED ADVISORY COMMITTEE
625 N ROBERT ST
ST PAUL, MN 55155-2538
651-201-6219
M.S. 2009, CHAP 18, SEC 18.91, SUBD 1-5

Appointing: Commissioner of Agriculture
Compensation: None
Vacancies: Twenty-Two (22)
- One MN Association of County Land Commissioners Representative
- One League of Cities Representative
- One MN Association of Counties Representative
- One University of Minnesota Forestry Representative
- One University of Minnesota Agronomy Representative
- One University of Minnesota Extension Program Representative
- One University of Minnesota Horticulture Science Representative
- One Minnesota Forest Industries Representative
- One Minnesota Logger Education program Representative
- One Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Representative
- One MN Association of County Agricultural Inspectors Representative
- One MN Association of Townships Representative
- One Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Representative
- One Representative from The Nature Conservancy
- One MN Farm Bureau Representative
- One MN Farmers Union Representative
- One MN Department of Agriculture Representative
- One MN Crop Improvement Association Representative
- One MN Department of Natural Resources Representative
- One MN Department of Transportation Representative
- One Board of Water and Soil Resources Representative
- One MN Soil and Water Conservation Districts Representative

This Committee will advise the commission concerning responsibilities under the Noxious Weed Control Program and will evaluate plant species of concern for placement on the noxious weed list. The commissioner shall appoint members, which shall include representatives from the following: 1) horticultural science, agronomy, and forestry at the University of Minnesota; 2) the nursery and landscape industry in Minnesota; 3) the seed industry in Minnesota; 4) the Department of Agriculture; 5) the Department of Natural Resources; 6) a conservation organization; 7) an environmental organization; 8) at least two farm organizations; 9) the county agricultural inspectors; 10) city, township, and county governments; 11) the Department of Transportation; 12) the University of Minnesota Extension; 13) the timber and forestry industry in Minnesota; 14) the Board of Water and Soil Resources; and 15) soil and water conservation districts. The Committee meets on a quarterly basis, at the MN Dept of Agriculture - Freeman Building.

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STATE NONMOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
395 JOHN IRELAND BLVD, MAIL STOP 315
ST PAUL, MN 55155
651-366-4167
M.S. 174.37

Appointing: Commissioner of Transportation
Compensation: Mileage
Vacancies: One (1) - Resident of MnDOT’s District 1

MnDot District 1 includes the counties of:
Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis.

The Committee shall make recommendations to the commissioner on items related to nonmotorized transportation, including safety, education, and development programs. The committee shall review and analyze issues and needs relating to operating nonmotorized transportation on public rights-of-way, and identify solutions and goals for addressing identified issues and needs. The advisory committee must consist of the following members: (a) The commissioner of transportation shall appoint up to 18 public members as follows: one member from each of the department's seven greater Minnesota districts; four members from the department's metropolitan district; and no more than seven members at large. Each of the members at large must represent nonmotorized interests of organizations. (b) The commissioners of each of the following state agencies shall appoint an employee of the agency to serve as a member: administration, education, health, natural resources, public safety, transportation, and pollution control. The chair of the Metropolitan Council shall appoint an employee of the council to serve as a member. The director of Explore Minnesota Tourism shall appoint an employee of the agency to serve as a member. The division administrator of the Federal Highway Administration may appoint an employee of the agency to serve as a member. Bi-monthly meetings are held at the MnDOT Central Office. In general, 5 total meetings are held, with one as a one-day planning meeting.

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TAX COURT
245 MN JUDICIAL CENTER
25 REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD.
ST. PAUL, MN 55155
651-296-2806
M.S. 271.01.

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $116,392 per year
Vacancies: One (1) - Judge

The Tax Court is maintained for taxpayers to file appeals related to any state or local tax, except special assessments. The Tax Court consists of three judges who must have knowledge of taxation and tax laws. These are full time positions. There is no set meeting schedule or location at this time. The Tax Court does not expire. There is no set meeting schedule. There is no set meeting location.

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TRUSTEE CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL
72 STATE OFFICE BUILDING
ST PAUL, MN 55155
651-296-9002
M.S. 136F.03

Appointing: Senate Rules and Administration Subcommittee on Committees, Speaker of the House
Compensation: $55 per diem plus expenses
Vacancies: Ten (10)
- Four House Appointments
- Six Senate Appointments

Determine the criteria for and identify and recruit qualified candidates to recommend to the governor for appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU). No more than 1/3 of members may be current or former legislators; no more than 2/3 of members may be from the same political party; geographical representation must be considered. Meetings mostly held in even years. Meetings are held within the Capitol Complex.

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