Advisory Groups

Boards, councils, task forces, commissions, and other advisory groups affiliated with DEED help guide the work of DEED and advocate for its customers.

DEED is responsible for some of the groups; the DEED commissioner or designee chairs those. For others, DEED is a member but does not have primary responsibility. DEED lists all of them here in the interest of following Open Meeting Law requirements (Minn. Stat. § 13D) of keeping the public informed of these groups' meetings.

Minnesotans are encouraged to apply for positions on these advisory groups; see the Secretary of State's Open Commissions & Appointments webpage for information.

DEED-Chaired Advisory Groups

These are the boards, councils, and other advisory groups for which DEED is usually responsible.

  • Extended Employment Rule Advisory Committee

    Purpose
    The Extended Employment Rule Advisory Committee will be gathering input and making recommendations regarding the Minnesota Statutes Rule Chapter 268A which will affect consumers, and change how Community Rehabilitation Providers are reimbursed by the state.

    Statutory Authority
    -- Minn. Rule § 268A

    Members and Meeting Schedule
    Visit the EE Rule Advisory Committee webpage.
    DEED Contact: John Sherman

  • Minnesota Agricultural and Economic Development Board

    Purpose
    The Minnesota Agricultural and Economic Development Board directs agricultural economic development for the state.

    Statutory Authority
    -- Minn. Stat. § 41A.02

    Members
    -- DEED commissioner; chair
    -- Department of Agriculture commissioner
    -- Department of Pollution Control commissioner
    -- Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. president
    -- Minnesota Management and Budget commissioner
    -- Two public members with experience in finance, appointed by Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.
    DEED Contact: Bob Isaacson

    Meeting Schedule
    There are no regularly scheduled meetings. The board meets only when it has loan or bond business to discuss; those special meeting notices are posted to DEED's Public Meeting Notices webpage.

  • Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board

    Purpose
    The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) Board oversees the selection of grantees for MJSP and Dislocated Worker projects.

    Statutory Authority
    -- Minn. Stat. § 116L.03

    Members and Meeting Schedule
    Visit the MJSP Board webpage.
    DEED Contact: Paul D. Moe

  • Public Facilities Authority Board

    Purpose
    The Public Facilities Authority (PFA) Board manages state revolving funds for drinking water, wastewater, and transportation infrastructure.

    Statutory Authority
    -- Minn. Stat. § 446A.03
    -- 42 USC 6A; 33 USC 26

    Members
    Visit the PFA Board webpage.
    DEED Contact: Jeff Freeman

    Meeting Schedule
    There are no regularly scheduled meetings. The board meets three to four times per year on an as-needed basis; those special meetings are posted to the PFA Board webpage.

  • Trade Policy Advisory Council

    Purpose
    The Minnesota Trade Policy Advisory Council (TPAC) advises and assists the governor and legislature on issues related to U.S. trade agreements and assesses the potential impact of federal trade agreements on the state's economy.

    Statutory Authority
    -- Minn. Stat. § 116J.9661

    Members and Meeting Schedule
    Visit the TPAC webpage.
    DEED Contact: Kathleen Motzenbecker

  • Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council

    Purpose
    The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Advisory Council advises on UI program direction and reform.

    Statutory Authority
    -- NA

    Members and Meeting Schedule
    Contact the DEED Contact for a member list and meeting schedule.
    DEED Contact: Craig Gustafson

  • Urban Initiative Board

    Purpose
    The Urban Initiative Board enhances urban development through minority business enterprises/job creation.

    Statutory Authority
    -- Minn. Stat. § 116M.15

    Members
    -- DEED commissioner
    -- Metropolitan Council chair
    -- Eight members from the general public appointed by the governor
    DEED Contact: Kevin McKinnon

    Meeting Schedule
    The board usually meets the 4th Thursday of every month:

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Mississippi Conference Room
    Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
    1st National Bank Building
    332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-200
    Saint Paul, MN, 55101-1351

DEED-Member Advisory Groups

These are the boards, councils, and other advisory groups in which DEED is a member.