Minneapolis Workforce Development Board Vacancies

The Minneapolis Workforce Development Board was created by Public Law 97300, October 19, 1982 (Job Training Partnership Act) as amended by Public Law 102-367, September 7, 1992, and reauthorized as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), to provide policy and program guidance for all activities under WIOA in the City of Minneapolis. There are 21 members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council, to a three-year term, with a list of appointees submitted to the Governor for certification.  Eleven (11) members must be business representatives, including business organizations and trade associations; additional members must be chosen to represent labor organizations (1), apprenticeship programs (1), open positions for labor organizations and/or apprenticeship programs (2), adult education (1), president of local higher education institution (1), economic and community development (1), State employment service under Wagner-Peyser (1), Title I Rehabilitation Act (1), and public assistance (1). The chair of the board must be from the private sector, who is elected by the Minneapolis Workforce Development Board, appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed by City Council. Applicants must be City residents.  The residency requirement may be waived by City Council for an officer or director of an organization that pays property taxes to the City of Minneapolis.

City of Minneapolis Employment and Training Web Site: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/metp/

Deadline: Open until filled.


There are currently 11 Mayoral appointees for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2020.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).

Send completed forms to openappointments@minneapolismn.gov, or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.


Board Contacts: Matthew Courtney, 612-673-6236, Matthew.Courtney@minneapolismn.gov

Deb Bahr-Helgen, 612-673-6226, Deb.Bahr-Helgen@minneapolismn.gov

City Clerk Contact:  612-673-2216, openappointments@minneapolismn.gov

Selection Process

Applications are considered by the City Clerk to the Minneapolis Workforce Development Board, Mayor, and City Council President Staff.  Applications are reviewed and selected by the Mayor and reviewed by the Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee for recommendation to the full City Council.


Meetings are typically held bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of the odd months at 8:00 a.m.  The location of meetings varies. There is no compensation for attending meetings.  The Board meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216

or openappointments@minneapolismn.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Mar 29, 2017



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