Governor Tim Walz's first official action was to create the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Council.
On April 23, 2019, Governor Tim Walz named Chris Taylor the state's new "Chief Inclusion Officer", elevating the position to the level of assistant commissioner. Taylor is expected to guide state agencies in hiring, promotion and seeking out a more diverse array of contractors.
On March 18, 2021, Executive Order 21-13 amended the One Minnesota Council established in Executive Order 19-01 to be renamed the “Governor’s One Minnesota Council on Inclusion and Equity” (“One Minnesota Council”). Executive Order 19-01 otherwise remained in full force and effect.
In September 2023, Gov. Walz issued Executive Order 23-12, making some adjustments to the work and composition of the council and rescinding Executive Orders 19-01 and 21-13.