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Governor's Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Active dates:1986 -

The council helps plan, coordinate and execute observances of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's birthday at the state and local level in Minnesota. The council's purpose is to ensure that the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are recognized throughout the State of Minnesota.


The council was first established by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1986 and has been re-established or continued by succeeding governors. Governor Walz first continued the council in April 2019 and most recently on May 26, 2023.


15 members; appointed by the governor; no compensation. Meetings are held at least monthly. Minnesota's Chief Equity Officer will serve as the Chair of the Council.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987.

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

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1986-2018.
Record last updated: 05/26/2023

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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