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Serving on a Ramsey County advisory board is a great way to get involved with your local government and make a positive impact on your community. The board of commissioners appoint residents to serve in these important roles that help shape policy, review programs and plans, and represent families and residents in Ramsey County.

Term length varies by board.

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Current opportunities​

How to apply

General advisory boards

Applications for general advisory boards are accepted online or by mail.

Send completed applications to:
Chief Clerk
Ramsey County Manager's Office
250 Courthouse
15 West Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Social Services, Financial Assistance Services, and Health and Wellness Administration Citizens Advisory Council

Applications for the Citizens Advisory Council are accepted by mail or email.

Send completed applications to:
Kristen Jackelen by email or mail:
Ramsey County Citizens Advisory Council
160 East Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55101 

Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County

The Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County (WIB) is currently accepting membership applications for the 2020-2022 term. The WIB is responsible for setting local strategic direction and providing local oversight for Minnesota’s public workforce system. Its 33 members are key decision makers within their organizations and experts in the workforce arena representing business, organized labor, community-based organizations, education, economic development, and the public sector.Appointments to the WIB are made by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners or the City of Saint Paul. Members must meet certain eligibility criteria. For more information about the membership qualifications or any other questions, please contact WIB staff.      

General information: Learn about openings and applications for the Workforce Innovation Board on the organization's website, by calling 651-266-6004 or e-mailing

Ramsey County Charter Commission

The Ramsey County Charter Commission is seeking applications for a vacancy in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and one for at-large. 

Charter Commission Application (PDF)

Completed applications may be mailed or e-mailed to:
Ramsey County Court
Attn: Laura Stevens, Probate Registrar
170 Courthouse, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd., 
St. Paul, MN 55102

The deadline for applying is October 23, 2020

Ramsey County residents may also call the Second Judicial District Court (651) 266-8148 to request an application, or may pick up an application at the Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 W Kellogg Blvd., Room 170, St. Paul, MN 55102 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note: Charter Commission appointments are made by the Ramsey County District Court, not the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners.