Racial Equity Community Advisory Committee

The Racial Equity Community Advisory Committee advises the Mayor and City Council on policies, practices, budget and other matters to address racism and racial inequities and to promote racial justice and equity.


Seventeen Council and Mayoral appointments, Minneapolis School Board and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board appointments for two year terms.

Seats 1 through 17:  Terms beginning May 1, 2020 and ending Apr 30, 2022.

Deadline: Applications will be received until December 31, 2020.

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 would like application materials sent. 


Commission Contact: 
Division of Race and Equity, Race equity, 612-673-2032
City Clerk Contact:  Open appointments, 612 673-2216

Selection Process

Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Racial Equity Community Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of 17 voting members.  At least one member from each of the 13 wards are appointed by the City Council and two members are appointed by the Mayor, with one seat available to a person appointed by the Minneapolis School Board and one by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, with a priority on racial balance. Members serve two-year terms. There is a residency requirement unless waived by the City Council.

Additional Information

Meetings are held in room 319 City Hall at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise agreed upon by the Racial Equity Community Advisory Committee membership. Meetings shall be open to the public, subject to the requirements of the Minnesota Open Meeting Law. Meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Jan 12, 2021



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