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One Minnesota Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Also known as:
One Minnesota Council
Governor's One Minnesota Council on Inclusion and Equity
Active dates:2019 -

The Council will establish goals and work collaboratively to address diversity, inclusion, and equity in state government practices, including recruiting, retaining and promoting state employees, state government contracting, and civic engagement. 

The Council will develop a long-range plan to identify barriers to success, metrics for measuring progress, and recommendations to achieve the Council's goals.

The Council will prepare a report to the Governor and the Legislature on an annual basis. The report will provide an update on the status of their assigned activities. 


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 remains in full force and effect.


The Council will be comprised of Commissioners from cabinet agencies as selected by the governor. The Council will invite participation by members of the public to ensure that voices from the community are included. 

Agency heads:

Chris Taylor (April 2019 -    )

Record last updated: 03/18/2021

Additional print information on this group may be available in the Library's collection of agency notebooks. Please contact a librarian for assistance. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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