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Action for Children Commission

Active dates:1991 - 1992

The Commission shall advise the Governor on policy issues concerning the well-being of children and families. The goal of the commission is to improve the lives of Minnesota's children, youth, and families and to develop a plan for improvement of state services.


In April 1991, the Action for Children Commission was created by Governor Arne H. Carlson to study the lives of young Minnesotans, develop a vision of what their lives should be like, and make recommendations to help the state achieve that vision. (From Kids Can't Wait: Action for Minnesota's Children )

Activities: Convened 12 "Speak Out" meetings around the state in June 1991 for public discussion; convened a youth conference in October 1991.


Up to 25 members. 

Agency heads:

Co-chairs:Ron James, Susan Carlson; Executive director: Marilyn Larson

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1993.
Record last updated: 03/29/2019

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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