Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC)

The Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) was created to advise the City Council and the Health Department on policy matters affecting the health of Minneapolis residents and to serve as liaisons between the City and the community in addressing health concerns. In this role, PHAC shall make every effort to ensure that the concerns addressed and represented reflect the diverse viewpoints and interests of the Minneapolis Community as a whole.


Seats 4:  Terms beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022.

Deadline: Applications will be received until January 31, 2021.


Applicants must live or work in the City of Minneapolis. Ward specific vacancies must live or work in the particular ward.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).

Send completed forms to Open appointments, or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.


Committee Contact: Margaret Schuster, 612-673-2301
City Clerk Contact: Open appointments 612-673-2216

Selection Process

Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Committee Staff, Mayor, and City Council President staff for consideration. Applications are reviewed by the Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights and Engagement Committee for recommendation to the full Council.

Additional Information

Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in City Hall, room 132. More information about the Public Health Advisory Committee can be found at: or through the Committee Contact listed above.  There is no compensation for attending the meetings. The committee meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.

The committee has up to 20 voting members composed of 14 residents who live or work in Minneapolis and up to 6 other representatives. The resident members are selected by having each of the 13 City Council members appoint one resident of their respective wards; one resident representative is appointed by the Mayor. The 6 remaining representatives are appointed by City Council and represent the respective interests of: the Minneapolis Public Schools - Health Related Services; Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health; the University of Minnesota School of Public Health; and, 3 At-Large appointees are recommended by the PHAC to ensure that committee membership reflects the diverse interests and perspectives of the community.

If you need this material in an alternative format please call City Clerk’s Office at (612) 673-2216 or email Open appointments.  Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626.

Attention: If you have any questions regarding this material please call 311 at (612) 673-3000.

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Last updated Jan 12, 2021



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