Minnesota State Broadband Advisory Task Force seeks members

I thought this was terrific news and encourage folks to apply.

July 2010 Open Appointments Press Release
Posted Date: July 6, 2010
Contact:  john.aiken@state.mn.us

Notice of Vacancies in Multi-Member Agencies

SAINT PAUL-The Secretary of State’s Office today released the monthly notice of vacancies that have occurred in multi-member state agencies, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 15.0597, subdivision 4 (see the list of current vacancies below).

Application forms may be found at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=5 or may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State, Open Appointments, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155-1299, or in person at Room 180 of the State Office Building.

In accordance with the Minnesota Open Appointments Law, the Secretary of State acts as an administrator in publishing vacancies, receiving applications, and recording appointments. Applications will be reviewed and appointments made by the appointing authorities for these various agencies; questions about specific vacancies and appointments should be directed to the appointing authority. Applications submitted by July 27, 2010 are assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities for these agencies may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after that date. Applications are kept on file for a one year period. Agency information for this press release was supplied by the various agencies.

The 2009 Open Appointments Annual Report is available at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=360 . This publication includes a complete listing of state boards and councils that follow the Open Appointments process, descriptions of these agencies and their memberships, and statistical information about appointments and vacancies during the 2009 fiscal year. Paper copies of the 2009 Open Appointments Annual Report are available at the Minnesota Bookstore, 651-297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757.

To receive an automatic notice of vacancies each month, please submit your e-mail address to: open.appointments@state.mn.us

MINNESOTA BROADBAND ADVISORY TASK FORCE
85 E 7TH PLACE
ST PAUL, MN 55101
651-296-5769
MS 15.014; 15.059, SUBD. 6

Appointing: Commerce
Compensation: Expenses
Vacancies: Fifteen (15) – Members

Advise and assist the commissioner on progress in achieving state highspeed broadband goals and assist in annual report to legislature regarding same. The task force will have a maximum of 15 members representing both Metro and Greater Minnesota with preference to demonstrated user expertise from the areas of health care, k-12 education, higher education, libraries, local government or private residential, or, from a provider’s perspective representing telephone, cable, wireless, or union. Meetings will be held on a monthly basis at the MN Dept of Commerce.

They are also looking for applicants in the following areas, but I thought folks reading about the opportunity here would be most interested in the Broadband Task Force.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE OF THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SERVICES PROGRAMHEALTH PROFESSIONALS SERVICES PROGRAMS
BOARD OF OPTOMETRY
BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY
BOARD OF THE PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION
COUNCIL ON LOCAL RESULTS AND INNOVATION
JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MN POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN COMMITTEE
REGENT CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL
SMALL GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET WORKING GROUP

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

3 thoughts on “Minnesota State Broadband Advisory Task Force seeks members

  1. ” Meetings will be held on a monthly basis at the MN Dept of Commerce”

    The fact that the State Broadband Advisory group has to travel to monthly meetings in St. Paul says alot about the need for a Broadband Advisory group.

  2. You’re right! It looks as if they reimburse for expenses but it’s tough to reimburse for the time – especially when it means a 4-hour drive.

    The Task Force that worked on the recommendations were able to have folks join remotely – hopefully that would be possible again.

    I won’t ask if you’re submitting an application, but you would be a good addition!

  3. Pingback: New MN Broadband Task Force Members Announced « Blandin on Broadband

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