[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design, the State Arts Board, the State Rehabilitation Council, the Board of Social Work, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, the Board of the Minnesota State Academies, the Council on Disability, the Minnesota Zoological Board, the Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports, the Minnesota Racing Commission, the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, the State Board of Public Defense, and the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind.

Paul Brandt – Brooklyn Park, MN

Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design


Geoscientist


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Robert Whitmyer

About the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design:

The Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design licenses and regulates architects, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, geologists, soil scientists, and certifies interior designers.

Additional information about the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Dick Cohen – St. Paul, MN

State Arts Board


Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Thomas Moss

About the State Arts Board:

The Minnesota State Arts Board encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state through administering a series of grants, programs, and services.

Additional information about the Minnesota State Arts Board can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Addyson Moore – Red Wing, MN

State Rehabilitation Council


Disability Advocacy Group Representative


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 3, 2022


Replacing: Dr. Kelly Nye-Lengerman

About the State Rehabilitation Council:

The State Rehabilitation Council’s duties include guiding decisions about Minnesota’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), coordinating between VRS and centers for independent living and other state councils with interest in issues pertaining to disability and employment, and reporting to the Governor and the U.S. Department of Education on the status of vocational rehabilitation programs.

Additional information about the State Rehabilitation Council can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Jolene Engelking – Minnetonka, MN

Board of Social Work


Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Reappointment

Heidi Holmes – Mankato, MN

Board of Social Work


Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Carol Payne

Donna Ennis – Superior, WI

Board of Social Work


Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Reappointment

Mary Weaver – Fergus Falls, MN

Board of Social Work


Public Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Reappointment

Dieu Do – St. Paul, MN

Board of Social Work


Public Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Shawn Yates

Christopher Anderson – Elbow Lake, MN

Board of Social Work


Public Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Laura McGrath

About the Board of Social Work:

The Board of Social Work promotes and protects the public health, safety, and welfare through the licensure and regulation of persons who practice social work in this state.

Additional information about the Board of Social Work can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Kathryn Richtman – St. Paul, MN

Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee


Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Reappointment

Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden – Rochester, MN

Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee


Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Richie Smith

Jim Fleming – Minneapolis, MN

Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee


Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Freddie Davis-English

Amanda Sieling – Hanley Falls, MN

Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee


Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 3, 2022


Replacing: Harold Pickett

About the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee:

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee is the supervisory board for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Title II Juvenile Justice Program with respect to preparation and administration of the state plan and award of grants. This committee oversees Minnesota’s compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee provides leadership and support in setting a vision for juvenile justice in Minnesota that is informed by evidence-based practices, multi-disciplinary experience and the diverse communities of Minnesota.

Additional information about the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Amy York – Lake City, MN

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board


Administrator of a cooperative unit who oversees a special education program


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 1, 2024


Replacing: Heidi Hahn

Ryan Vernosh – White Bear Lake, MN

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board


Principal


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: James Miklausich

About the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board:

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board is responsible for licensing teachers, developing licensure verification requirements, and evaluating candidates for compliance with statutory or rule requirements for licensure.

Additional information about the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Jessica Eggert – Eagan, MN

Board of the Minnesota State Academies


Blind Community Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Jan Bailey

About the Board of the Minnesota State Academies:

The Board of the Minnesota State Academies governs the state academies for the deaf and blind. It promotes academic standards based on high expectation and an assessment system to measure academic performance toward the achievement of those standards.

Additional information about the Board of the Minnesota State Academies can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Judy Moe – Richfield, MN

Council on Disability


Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 2, 2023


Replacing: Belo Cipriani

About the Council on Disability:

The Council on Disability advises and aids the Governor, state agencies, and the public on policy and the administration of programs and services for people with disabilities in Minnesota. The Council advises, provides technical assistance, collaborates with others and advocates to expand opportunities, improve the quality of life, and empower all people with disabilities.

Additional information about the Council on Disability can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Robert Freeman – Rosemount, MN

Minnesota Zoological Board


Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Reappointment

About the Minnesota Zoological Board:

The Minnesota Zoological Board is responsible for supervision and control of the Minnesota Zoo.

Additional information about the Minnesota Zoological Board can be found on the Secretary of State’s website

Jane Pederson – Woodbury, MN

Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports


Member Engaged in the Practice of Medicine


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Reappointment

Frederick Dawe – Minneapolis, MN

Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports


Public Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Marilyn Reierson

About the Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports:

The Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports works to protect the public by regulating the practice of nursing home administrators and assisted living directors and investigating and resolving complaints against administrators, health services executives, and assisted living directors.

Additional information about the Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Camille McArdle – Hugo, MN

Minnesota Racing Commission


Chair


Effective: July 1, 2021


Term Expires: June 30, 2023


Replacing: James Lane III

About the Minnesota Racing Commission:

The Minnesota Racing Commission provides regulatory oversight for live horse racing and wagering, online wagering, and card clubs at both of Minnesota’s racetracks. Commission duties include licensing, tax auditing, operation of breeding incentive programs, equine health and welfare compliance, and wagering investigations. The horse racing industry provides over $400 million in annual economic impact in Minnesota and is responsible for generating over 5,000 full and part-time jobs in the state.

Additional information about the Minnesota Racing Commission can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Jennifer Santema – Milaca, MN

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities


Parent or Guardian Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 1, 2024


Replacing: Bonnie Jean Smith

Jenny Arndt – Waseca, MN

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities


Parent or Guardian Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 1, 2024


Replacing: Senator John Hoffman

About the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities:

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities works to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the necessary supports and services to achieve increased independence, productivity, self-determination, integration, and inclusion in their community.

Additional information about the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Prince Corbett – St. Paul, MN

State Board of Public Defense


Public Member


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Duchess Harris

About the State Board of Public Defense:

The State Board of Public Defense is a Judicial Branch Agency whose mission is to provide excellent criminal and juvenile legal defense services to indigent clients through an independent, responsible, and efficient public defender system.

Additional information about the State Board of Public Defense can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Corbbmacc O’Connor – Minneapolis, MN

State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind


Business, Industry, and Labor Representative


Effective: June 30, 2021


Term Expires: January 1, 2024


Replacing: Yivien Wing Man Yip

About the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind:

The State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind’s duties include advising the Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development about programs of State Services for the Blind (SSB), coordinating between SSB and centers for independent living, and advising the Governor on vocational rehabilitation programs.

Additional information about the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are seeking qualified and diverse individuals who are passionate about using their knowledge, skills, and lived experiences to serve the state of Minnesota. A list of boards and commissions, including open positions, can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.

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