Volunteers sought for Ramsey County Charter Commission
Applications are currently open to fill three vacancies on the Ramsey County Charter Commission. There are two vacancies in District 5 and one in District 7.
The Charter Commission is responsible for maintaining Ramsey County's Home Rule Charter. The charter is like the constitution for county government, spelling out its duties and responsibilities. Ramsey County is the only one of Minnesota's 87 counties to be governed by home rule - all others are governed by state laws.
Members of the commission periodically review the charter and propose necessary amendments and reviews and recommends proposals from the public. This unique volunteer opportunity is great for residents with an interest in local government, policy and leadership.
Appointments are made by the Ramsey County District Court, not the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners. For more information, please contact 651-266-8148