Public Health Advisory Committee

City of Minneapolis Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC)


The Public Health Advisory Committee has responsibility for the following functions:

1. To advise the City Council regarding:

a) policy matters affecting health of Minneapolis residents, and
b) general roles and functions of the Minneapolis Health Department.

2. To review the proposed priorities of the Minneapolis Health Department and make recommendations to the City Council; and

3. To consider complaints and views expressed by residents affecting delivery of public health services in Minneapolis, forward those concerns, and make recommendations as necessary to the City Council and/or the Minneapolis Health Department.

Meeting Schedule

The 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in City Hall Room 132.


Minneapolis Health Department

Phone Number


Number of Members


The PHAC has up to 22 members composed of 14 residents and up to 8 other representatives. The 14 residents will be selected by having each of the 13 Council Members appoint one resident from their respective wards, and one resident representative shall be appointed by the Mayor. Appointments are confirmed by the full Council.

The 8 other representatives will be appointed by the City Council by requesting the following organizations to submit a nominee representing their interests:

1 - The Minneapolis Public Schools - Health Related Services;

1 - Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health;

1 - The University of Minnesota - School of Public Health;

3 - (up to) - At Large appointees to be recommended by the PHAC to ensure that the membership reflects the diversity of the Minneapolis community.

2 - representatives from the Minneapolis Health and Human Services Leadership Group: one (1) from the Urban Health Professional Advisory Committee and one (1) from the Urban Health Agenda Community Advisory Committee, shall serve in an ex-officio non-voting capacity as the need arises.

It is the clear intent that the composition of the Public Health Advisory reflects the diverse interests and perspectives of the Minneapolis community. It is the expectation that all parties responsible for the recruitment, recommendations to and approval of members shall make every effort to ensure the realization of this intent.

Appointment Process

The Committee uses the City's open appointment process

Term of Appointment

Member terms are two years in length; no member will serve more than three consecutive terms.  To maintain continuity of membership, approximately half the terms expire each year.



Residency Requirement

Ward representative and at-large positions must live or work in Minneapolis.

Last updated Mar 12, 2015