Applications Accepted for MN Climate Change Council

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Applications Accepted for MN Climate Change Council

December 6, 2019

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Monday, Dec. 2 issued an executive order stating that “climate change is an existential threat that impacts all Minnesotans,” and called for the creation of a Governor's Advisory Council on Climate Change.

The secretary of state’s office is accepting applications for the council, which will include 15 members. The secretary of state’s notice of position openings included the following information:

Powers and Duties: The council’s duties are as follows: meet up to four times per year to identify opportunities for, and barriers to, the development and effective implementation of policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate change resiliency; promote equity by examining how climate change impacts communities across the state and how potential solutions can address current disparities, incorporating the perspectives of people of color, indigenous people, rural Minnesotans, and other populations who experience disproportionate impacts from climate change; promote a just transition for impacted workers and communities by examining the trade-offs that may accompany policies.

Restrictions to Membership: The Governor will seek representation from community leaders, individuals with experience in the business sector, agriculture, conservation and environmental protection, and other relevant stakeholders.

Meeting Information: Still to be determined.


Visit the Open Positions page.
Scroll down to find the correct Agency/Board/Council.
Choose the correct seat type, and click button that says APPLY
The system will walk you through creating an application profile.

Page 2 of the application will now allow you to attach the following documents:
• Letter of Interest
• Resume or Biography

Applicants are encouraged to use the online application as the Appointing Authority will have access to your information as soon as it is submitted.

Applications submitted via downloadable application may experience some delay in reaching the Appointing Authority.

Paper applications may be submitted by email to: Open Appointments or by mail or in person to:

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155-1299

In accordance with the Minnesota Open Appointments Law, the Secretary of State acts as an administrator in publishing vacancies, receiving applications and recording appointments. Applications will be reviewed and appointments made by the appointing authorities; questions about specific vacancies and appointments should be directed to the appointing authority. Applications are kept on file for a one-year period.

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