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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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


Log in or create a Hennepin account to apply.
  • After submitting your application for a position, 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 and didn’t receive an email, please notify the Clerk of the County Board at 612-348-3081 or

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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