Citizen advisory boards

Members of the public and local officials can be appointed to serve on more than 15 various county advisory boards, task forces and committees.

Appointed members advise county commissioners on issues and programs, help set policy, and deal with a variety of topics of concern to the county.

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There are no open positions available at this time.

How to apply

Step 1: Check if you're eligible

Each board position has eligibility requirements that applicants must meet. Review details for open positions listed above.

Step 2: Apply


  • You must create an account to apply for a Citizen Advisory Board position.
  • Anyone applying after July 22, 2020 must create a new account even if you had a previous account. This is due to a system upgrade.
  • After applying, you will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email.
  • If you don’t see the confirmation email, check your spam folder and add Hennepin County as a trusted sender.
  • If you don’t see a confirmation page, didn’t receive an email or otherwise have trouble with the application, email the county board clerk’s office at
  • You can use Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari.
  • Apply online

Over the phone

If you don’t have access to apply online, call 612-348-3081 to have the Clerk of the County Board assist you in filling out the application.

Step 3: Notifications

The Clerk of the County Board will notify all applicants of next steps via email from CAB Applications or

If you applied online, you can also check your account for application status updates.

Step 4: Interview with the county board

If eligible, you'll be interviewed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners during a scheduled committee or board meeting at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street. Map

You will have three minutes to introduce yourself and talk about why you're interested in the position. You may leave the board room when your interview ends or listen to additional applicant interviews. Learn about general rules of addressing the board.

If you applied for more than one position during that same time, you'll interview only once.

Request a translator and other reasonable accommodations by contacting the Clerk of the County Board at 612-348-3081 or


When your position term ends, you may apply for reappointment. Follow the same application process as if you're a new applicant.

Committee descriptions

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