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.

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Eligibility criteria

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

How to apply

Applications for advisory boards with current openings are now being accepted online. Ramsey County has updated the application and review process for this year's current openings. If you have already submitted an application before March 15, 2021, you do not have to re-submit the new application. A staff member may be contacting you for additional and follow-up information if needed. If you are an incumbent, and your term is expiring, you must apply. Please check with the Chief Clerk's office regarding term limits before applying. Thank you for your interest and patience.

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Current openings

Community Health Services Advisory Committee

  • 13 vacancies in districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and at-large
  • Applications due May 7

Parks and Recreation Commission

  • 5 vacancies in districts 1, 3, 5, 6 and at-large
  • Applications due April 23

Application process

  1. Applications are submitted by the designated deadline.
  2. Chief Clerk's office screens all applicants to ensure all eligibility criteria are met.
  3. Review team meets to review and select top applicants.
  4. Top applicants are recommended to the Board to further and review.
  5. Board appoints their selected applicants for each vacancy at the Board meeting.

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)

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 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)