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Volunteers sought for Ramsey County Charter Commission

Applications are currently open to fill seven vacancies on the Ramsey County Charter Commission.

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 information and an application, please contact Lucas Gosselin at 651-266-8250, or

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 11:15 a.m.