Interested in joining the E-Government Advisory Council?

A couple of people have passed this on to me. It’s very intriguing. I thought others might be interested too. I’m sure they could use some folks who are interested in the technology and transport of information as well as the information itself…

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – 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.

ST PAUL, MN 55155
LAWS 2013, CH 142, SEC 25

Appointing: Governor, Speaker, Senate Subcommittee
Compensation: None
Vacancies: Eight (8)-
– Three Public Members
– Five Representatives of a state executive branch agency that is actively involved with private businesses, the private business community or the public.

The E-Government Advisory Council is established for the purpose of improving online government information services to citizens and businesses. The Council will recommend to MN.IT Services the priority of North Star (the platform; the State of Minnesota web portal) projects and online government information services to be developed and supported by receipts from online convenience fees. These online services would include both free online services as well as fee-based services. The Council will recommend approval or disapproval of convenience fees on particular types of transactions, the fee amount, any changes in the fee amount, as well as provide oversight on those convenience fees. Membership includes: 1) the state chief information officer or the chief information officer’s designee; 2) one public member appointed by the speaker of the house; 3) one public member appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Rules and Administration Committee; 4) five members appointed by the governor representing state executive branch agencies that are actively involved with private businesses, the private business community, or the public; and 5) one member appointed by the governor who is knowledgeable in public access to government data. At the time of publication, the meeting schedule had not yet been determined. Meetings will be held at the Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN.

“Public Member” means a person who is not, or never was, a member of the profession or occupation being licensed or regulated or the spouse of any such person, or a person who does not have or has never had, a material financial interest in either the providing of the professional service being licensed or regulated or an activity directly related to the profession or occupation being licensed or regulated. MN Statute 214.02.

Application forms may be found at: Application Page 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 September 3, 2013 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.

Submit An Application
Please include the following documents:
– Open Appointments Application Form – completed, signed & dated
– Letter of Interest
– Resume or Biography

Submit by e-mail to:
Submit online at:  Application Page

Submit By Mail or in Person:
Open Appointments
Secretary of State’s Office
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155

The 2012 Open Appointments Annual Report is available at: Annual Report. 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 2012 fiscal year. Paper copies of the 2012 Open Appointments Annual Report are available at the Minnesota Bookstore, 651-297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757.

NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS AND OTHER RECIPIENTS You may join our e-mail list-serve by submitting your e-mail address to:, or call us at (651) 297-5845. We would be happy to add you to our list-serve. It’s fast, it’s easy, and you will automatically receive a notice by e-mail each month!

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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