Transgender Equity Council

Advise the City of Minneapolis and Park Board on matters of importance to transgender and gender-nonconforming residents; and provide a forum for issues of importance to the transgender community. Study issues, courses of action, policies, and programs that affect the quality of life for transgender residents and makes recommendations to the City and Park Board for improvements related to these issues. Serve as a liaison between the Minneapolis transgender community and the City and Park Board, and make every effort to ensure that the diverse viewpoints and interests of the transgender residents of Minneapolis are reflected in the course of work.

On February 10, 2017, the City Council approved Resolution 2017R-061 (PDF), establishing the Transgender Equity Council. The council will serve as an advisory board to the City and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on matters of importance to the transgender, gender-nonconforming, and non-binary community. The council’s work will include studying issues, courses of action, policies, and programs as well as making recommendations.

Deadline: The application review process will begin on October 18, 2019.

Open Seats

There are currently eight vacancies.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf). In the “Name” field, please use the name you wish us to use on paperwork and public documents; it does not need to be your legal name if you go by a different chosen name.

Send completed forms to [email protected], by fax to 612-673-3812, or mail to:

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

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


Board Contacts:

Track Trachtenberg, 612-673-3785 or 612-394-0714, [email protected]

City Clerk Contact:  612-673-2216, [email protected]

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed and selected by the Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights, and Engagement Committee for recommendation to the full City Council.


Meetings are typically held monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The location of meetings varies. There is no compensation for attending meetings.  There is a residency requirement for community members. No appointment of a nonresident under the appointments process will be become effective unless a waiver of residency has been approved by a majority vote of the city council. 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.




Last updated Oct 15, 2019



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