Current Committee Vacancies

Council seeks diverse perspectives

Metro area residents who want to help shape regional policy and services are invited to apply for advisory committees to the Metropolitan Council. We rely on these committees to help develop solutions that best serve the entire region.

We seek diverse perspectives — across geography, income, age, race and ethnicity, ability and life experiences — to inform our policy-making and operations.

Process for 2022 openings

The priority deadline for all applications is Monday, October 18, 2021. All application materials, no matter when submitted, will be reviewed by each advisory committee's selection panel.

Finalists will be asked to participate in a 10-minute, remote interview in November with the selection panel before the final decision will be made.

The Equity Advisory Committee advises the Metropolitan Council in its work to advance equity in the metropolitan region. The ultimate goal of this work is to create more equitable outcomes for the people who live and work in the region. More about EAC.

The Equity Advisory Committee members includes people of different races, incomes, abilities, and backgrounds to ensure the Metropolitan Council is hearing from and accountable to the full range of voices and perspectives in the region. EAC membership consists of:

  • 4 Metropolitan Council Members
  • 8 community members are appointed by the Metropolitan Council geographic districts A-H 
  • 9 at-large community members

Vacant seats

  • 9 at-large members (4 year terms – January 1, 2026)
  • District E (vacancy – January 1, 2024)
  • District G (vacancy – January 1, 2024)

Materials for applicants

Apply

The Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee (TAAC) advises the Council on management policies for public transportation services in the region from the perspective of riders with disabilities. Created by the Minnesota Legislature, the TAAC includes riders and advocates for older people and the disability community, as well as representatives of service providers and other appropriate agencies. More about TAAC.

TAAC membership consists of:

  • At-large chair appointed by the Council Chair and confirmed by full Council
  • 8 members are appointed by the full Council from Precincts A-H
  • 2 members are appointed by the Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD)
  • 2 members are appointed at large by the Minnesota Area Agency on Aging (MAAA)
  • 2 members are appointed at large by the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD)
  • 1 member is appointed at large by Minnesota AARP

Open seats (through 2023)

  • Community Member – District E
  • Community Member – District F
  • Community Member – District G
  • Community Member – District H

Materials for applicants

Apply

The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is a key participant in the region's transportation planning process. This board is where state, regional and local officials, transportation providers, and community members contribute to transportation planning and recommend projects for federal funding. More about TAB.

The board:

  • Provides a discussion forum for state, regional and local officials, transportation providers and community members.
  • Reviews and comments on regional and statewide plans and documents produced by the Council and its partners.
  • Solicits, evaluates and recommends to the Council local and regional projects to receive federal transportation funding, known as the Regional Solicitation.
  • Recommends the region's Transportation Improvement Program, which includes all regional projects that have federal transportation funds being spent over the next four years.

The TAB consists of 34 members drawn from county and city elected officials, citizens, transportation providers, and representatives of state and regional agencies.

Open seats (through 2022)

  • Community Member – District A and alternate
  • Community Member – District B and alternate
  • Community Member – District C and alternate
  • Community Member – District D and alternate
  • 2 Transit Representatives and alternates
  • 1 Non-motorized Representative and alternates

Materials for applicants

Apply

Contact

    Katie Driscoll
    Appointments Coordinator
    651-602-1938
    Email