Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Aging
In May 2015, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution renaming and restructuring the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee and 26 members to The Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Aging with 17 members. The renaming and restructuring reflects the current needs, issues and opportunities of the aging population in Minneapolis and statewide based on census data and national and local research and studies. The members of the newly restructured committee will provide the oversight, monitoring and evaluation, with the assistance from the NCR department and other stakeholders, of the Minneapolis for a Lifetime Strategy.
The committee was established in 1974 to bring senior citizen concerns to the attention of the Mayor and City Council.
- To advise the Mayor and City Council of the existence of situations and problems concerning senior citizens.
- To suggest or recommend action to deal with these situations.
- To advise and suggest programs or activities of value to the City generally.
- To advise and suggest programs or activities of particular value to senior citizens.
- To serve as liaison or as an additional channel of communication between the Mayor’s Office, the City Council and the senior citizen community.
- To develop long and short range goals and objectives on an annual basis.
- To work closely with the Minneapolis Senior Ombudsman.
- To act at all times within the province of this charge for the general interest of Minneapolis senior residents, rather than in the specific interests of any group or individual.
The MACOA meets the second Thursday of every month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm in Room 333 of Minneapolis City Hall. For more information and to confirm meeting day, time and locations please contact Christina Kendrick at (612) 673-3952 or Christina.Kendrick@minneapolismn.gov .
Last updated Aug 1, 2017