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Volunteer Opportunities on Committee, Board or Commission Vacancies

Janet Guthrie, Acting Chief Clerk
Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
15 W. Kellogg Blvd. #250 Telephone: (651) 266-8014
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 FAX: (651) 266-8039

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October 1, 2015


The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals to serve on various volunteer committees and boards. 


Applications are accepted online or by mail. Paper applications should be sent to Chief Clerk, Ramsey County Manager's Office, 250 Courthouse, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102. For more detailed information on these committees, call 651.266.8001. All applications are due by October 30, 2015.


CAPITAL IMPROVEMNT PROGRAM CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITEE provides participation for the planning process of the County's Capital Improvement Program. The members advise the County Board in setting priorities on proposed capital expenditures within Ramsey County. Applicants are being sought specifically for County District 2, and County District 4 on this district-specific committee. Members serve two-year staggered terms.


COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD members’ duties include participating in the formulation of the comprehensive plan for the development, implementation and operation of the correctional programs in Ramsey County. Formal recommendations to the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners will be made at least annually concerning the plan and its implementation during the ensuing year. Members serve two-year terms.


COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE members act in an advisory capacity to the Ramsey County Board and the St. Paul City Council.  Composition of the committee shall represent as much as possible the following groups: persons interested in public health; recipients of public health services; public health professionals/licensed health care professionals; community organizations. Applicants are specifically being sought for County District 6 and County At Large on this district specific committee. Members serve two-year staggered terms.


EXTENSION COMMITTEE members encourage individuals and organizations to make the best use of University of Minnesota Extension resources, which include research and programming in the areas of horticulture and gardening, positive youth development and 4-H, family resource management, nutrition education, family development and community leadership and economic development. Members serve three-year terms.


LIBRARY BOARD is responsible for governing the suburban library system with branches in Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, and White Bear Lake; ensuring that the libraries are responsive to the needs of the community; ensuring financial resources to accomplish the strategic plan; and setting library policy. Members serve three-year consecutive terms. (Applicants must be residents of suburban Ramsey County.)

VETERANS REST CAMP BOARD directs the operations of the camp, which is located on Big Marine Lake.  The camp offers summer camping to needy Ramsey County veterans who otherwise might not be able to afford it. The board is made up of representatives appointed by the Ramsey and Washington County Boards, Disabled Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.  Applicants must be a veteran and Ramsey County resident to be considered for appointment. Members serve two-year terms.




COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL (CAC) members serve on one of seven committees, shape policy, and share their knowledge and opinions with the Ramsey County Board. The seven committees, each representing a different population served by the Department are:  Adult Services Committee, Chemical Health Committee, Children’s Services Review Panel, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Committee, Low Income Committee, Adult Mental Health Advisory Council, and Children’s Mental Health Advisory Council.


For more detailed information, call 651.266.4423, or visit 




WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD (WIB) is a committee of individuals (representing business, education, economic development, labor, community-based organizations, and others) appointed by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and the Mayor of the City of St. Paul.  In partnership with the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners, the WIB provides broad community leadership in all areas of workforce development, including development of a comprehensive countywide strategy to meet the community’s workforce development needs under the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998.  Applicants should be Ramsey County residents. Terms are staggered. 


Applications for the WIB and Youth Council are available by calling 651.779.5653 or






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