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Governor's Community Council on Inclusion and Equity

Also known as:
Community Council
Active dates:2021 -

The Community Council will advise and collaborate with the One Minnesota Council in achieving its goals to design, create, and implement effective, inclusive, and equitable practices for the State to address disparities, inequities, and systemic racism in our communities.

The Community Council, in collaboration with the One Minnesota Council and state agencies, must prepare a report to the Governor on an annual basis.


On January 9, 2019, Governor Tim Walz issued his first executive order—Executive Order 19-01—establishing the One Minnesota Council. Executive Order 19-01 prioritized inclusion and equity and tasked the One Minnesota Council to renew Minnesota’s commitment to equity and inclusion. The One Minnesota Council has focused on grounding the administration’s work in their core values, including ensuring that those most affected by their decisions are not only included in, but are at the center of, the decision-making process. Accordingly, the One Minnesota Council developed a framework to work collaboratively to address diversity, inclusion, and equity in state government practices.

Building on the work that began with Executive Order 19-01, the Governor’s Office of Inclusion will establish a community council consisting of community members to advise, support, and collaborate with the One Minnesota Council in its on-going work and long-range plan.


The Chief Inclusion Officer or their designee will serve as Chair of the Community Council. In addition to the Chair, the Community Council will be comprised of up to 14 members appointed by the Governor. The Governor will seek representation from communities most impacted by the disparities, inequities, and systemic racism in the State. The Governor’s Office of Inclusion will convene the Community Council and provide staffing and administrative support to the Community Council.

As of August 11, 2021 members are: Antony Stately, Desralynn Cole, Rachel Zhang, Bernadette Burnham, Dr. Rebecca Evan, Elda Macias, Emmanuel Oppong, Georgia Miller-Kamara, Pleasant Radford, Natalie Ringsmuth, Myat Thanda Tun, Kenneth Rodgers, Ravyn Gibbs, and Maryam Nur.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2022, 2021.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Oppong, Rodgers are among council members. Access Press, September 2021.
Record last updated: 08/13/2021

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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