Advisory Boards & Committees

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. Any questions regarding the application or how to apply, please email [email protected].

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Eligibility criteria

  • Be a Ramsey County resident.
  • Reside in the district that is vacant.
  • Cannot serve on more than one board and one committee at a time.

Current openings

Capital Improvement Program Citizens Advisory Committee

Corrections Advisory Board (more information below)

  • Five vacancies.
  • Term: January 1, 2022 to December 21, 2024
  • Applications due November 12.
  • Apply here.

Disabled Veterans Rest Camp Board

  • One vacancy.
  • Term: August 2, 2021 to August 1, 2023.
  • Open until filled.
  • Apply here.

Extension Committee

  • Two vacancies.
  • Term: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2025
  • Applications due November 12.
  • Apply here.

Library Governing Board

  • Two vacancies.
  • Term: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024.
  • Applications due November 12.
  • Apply here.

Personnel Review Board (more information below)

  • Two vacancies.
  • Term: August 2, 2021 to August 1, 2025.
  • Open until filed.
  • Apply here.

Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County (WIB)

The Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County (WIB) is currently accepting membership applications for the 2021-2023 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.  To be considered for the term starting on Aug. 1, 2021, please submit your membership application (PDF) by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. Members must meet certain eligibility criteria. For more information about the membership qualifications or any other questions, please contact WIB staff.      

Adult Services Committee

Capital Improvement Program Citizens' Advisory Committee (CIPAC)

Capitol Region Watershed District Board of Managers

Chemical Health Committee

Children's Mental Health Advisory Council

Children's Services Review Panel

Community Health Services Advisory Committee (Joint Ramsey County / City of Saint Paul)

Corrections Advisory Board

Disabled Veterans Rest Camp Board

Extension Service Committee

Food and Nutrition Commission (Joint Ramsey County/City of Saint Paul)

Disability Services and Support Committee

Library Board

Low Income Committee

Mental Health Advisory Council

Parks & Recreation Commission

Personnel Review Board

Ramsey County Charter Commission

Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District Board of Managers

Rice Creek Watershed District Board of Managers

Valley Branch Watershed District Board of Managers

Workforce Innovation Board (WIB) (Joint Ramsey County/City of Saint Paul)