Members sought for next council term: All 23 positions are open
for the next two-year term running from July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019.
Council members are appointed through the State’s open appointments process. Applications are on the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Open Appointments website. Please also include a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in serving on the Council. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
The application deadline is May 5, 2017
or until positions are filled.
Questions? Contact the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office at: email@example.com
Mission: Act as a coordinating body for the Minnesota geospatial community.
The council must represent a cross-section of organizations that include counties, cities, universities, business, nonprofit organizations, federal and state agencies, tribal government, and other stakeholder groups that benefit from geospatial technology.
Examples of Coordination:
Authorization: Officially created as the "Statewide" Geospatial Advisory Council, but doing business as the Minnesota Geospatial Advisory Council. Legislation passed in 2009; reauthorized in 2014 Statutes (16E.30, subd. 8)
Meetings are held 4 times a year and are open to the public.
- 2 State agency representatives
- 1 Mn GIS/LIS Consortium representative
- 1 University of Minnesota representative
- 1 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities representative
- 1 MetroGIS representative
- 1 Metropolitan Council representative
- 1 Greater Minnesota regional government representative
- 1 Twin Cities metro (7-county region) county representative
- 1 Greater Minnesota county representative
- 1 Twin Cities metro (7-county region) city representative
- 1 Greater Minnesota city representative
- 1 K-12 education organization representative
- 2 Federal agency representatives
- 1 Minnesota tribal government representative
- 1 Minnesota non-profit organization representative
- 2 Minnesota business representatives
- 4 At-large representatives
In addition to the appointed members, the council includes the state chief geospatial information officer as a non-voting, ex-officio member.
council is supplemented and supported
by committees and workgroups. Non-council members are welcome and encouraged to
participate on these groups.