[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband, the Public Employment Relations Board, the Minnesota State High School League, the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, and the Advisory Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.

Yvonne Cariveau – Mankato, MN

Governor’s Task Force on Broadband

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: April 2, 2023

Replacing: Shannon Heim

About the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband:

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband is a multi-stakeholder group that represents the various types of broadband users (residential, business, education, healthcare, labor, tribal, local government) and providers (telephone, cable, and cellular companies). Working together, the Task Force advises the Governor and the Legislature on broadband policy, including: strategies for achieving the State’s broadband goals, an assessment of digital inclusion issues and gaps and mechanisms to address them, and strategies to bring the benefits of universal access to broadband to all communities in Minnesota.

More information on the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Scott Lepak – Andover, MN

Public Employment Relations Board

Alternate Public Employers Representative

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: January 3, 2022

Replacing: Sandra Blaeser

About the Public Employment Relations Board:

The Public Employment Relations Board investigates, hears and resolves unfair labor practice charges and complaints, replacing the judicial process previously in place.

More information on the Public Employment Relations Board can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Julie Anderson – St. Cloud, MN

Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors

Parent Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: July 31, 2024

Replacing: Joel Boyd

About the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors:

The Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors provides some of the most coveted experiences and memories for the students of Minnesota and seeks to continue to do this in the safest way possible within this COVID pandemic. The Board of Directors has an incredible responsibility in leading the League and providing direction for our member schools.

More information on the Minnesota State High School League can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Patrice Bailey – St. Paul, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Carl Crawford – Proctor, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Nicholas Jenkins – Bloomington, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Scott Morris – Woodbury, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Erickson Saye – Minneapolis, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Chris Taylor – St. Paul, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Whitney Terrill – Hopkins, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Eunice Adjei – St. Cloud, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Paula Akakpo – Woodbury, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Malcolm Lawson – Minneapolis, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Jude Nnadi – Brooklyn Center, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Jonathan Palmer – Minneapolis, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

Teresa Taylor – Roseville, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

VJ Smith – Brooklyn Park, MN

Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: March 1, 2021

About the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday:

The council, chaired by Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, meets to help guide efforts, provide insight and knowledge, and assist the Office of the Governor in hosting a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration for 2021 will be virtual and more news will come from the council on how Minnesota will honor the legacy of Dr. King.

More information on the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Michael McGuire – Mankato, MN

Advisory Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision

Member

Effective: November 4, 2020

Term Expires: January 2, 2023

Reappointment

About the Advisory Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision:

The Advisory Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision oversees and administers the state’s participation in the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision. The Council’s duties include appointing the compact administrator as the state’s commissioner to the Interstate Commission and developing a model policy concerning the operations and procedures of the compact within the state.

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