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MnGeo Advisory Councils

Two new councils will provide policy advice to the new Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo):

Committees:  The two councils will be supplemented and supported by work teams and technical committees that had previously functioned under the auspices of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Geographic Information. Non-council members are welcome and encouraged to participate on committees.
 


New:  Members appointed for FY2010-11


State Government Geospatial Advisory Council

This newly created council, authorized by legislation passed in 2009, advises the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo) about issues, policies, priorities, and investments needed to improve state government services through the coordinated, affordable, reliable, and effective use of geospatial technology.

Term of office for appointed members: A term expiring on June 30, 2011
Meetings: Held 6 times a year, with the first meeting likely to be in October 2009 in Saint Paul.
Appointing Authority: Commissioner of Administration
Compensation: None

Vacancies: Up to 11 representatives from state agencies or state Constitutional Offices.

In addition to the appointed members, the council includes representatives of the Office of Enterprise Technology and MnGeo as voting, ex-officio members, and a representative from the Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council as a non-voting, ex-officio member. It will be chaired by the state’s chief geographic information officer.


Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council

This newly created council, authorized by legislation passed in 2009, advises the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo) about issues, policies, priorities, and investments needed to improve services statewide through the coordinated, affordable, reliable, and effective use of geospatial technology. The council must represent a cross-section of organizations that include counties, cities, universities, business, nonprofit organizations, federal and state agencies, and other stakeholder groups that benefit from geospatial technology.

Term of office for appointed members: A term expiring on June 30, 2011
Meetings: Held 4 times a year, with the first meeting likely to be in October 2009 in Saint Paul.
Appointing Authority:
Commissioner of Administration
Compensation: None

Vacancies: 23

  • 4  State agencies representatives
  • 1  Mn GIS/LIS Consortium representative
  • 1  University of Minnesota representative
  • 1  MnSCU representative
  • 1  MetroGIS representative
  • 1  Metropolitan Council representative
  • 1  non-metro regional government representative
  • 1  county in the 7-County Twin Cities region representative
  • 1  non-Twin Cities region county representative
  • 1  city in the 7-County Twin Cities region representative
  • 1  non-Twin Cities city representative
  • 1  K-12 education organization representative
  • 1  U.S. Geological Survey representative
  • 1  Federal agency other than the USGS representative
  • 1  Minnesota tribal government representative
  • 1  Minnesota non-profit organization representative
  • 2  Minnesota businesses representatives
  • 2  At-Large representatives

In the event that qualified applications are not received for any of the target categories, the appointing authority reserves the right to substitute an At-Large representative for that category.

In addition to the appointed members, the council will include the state chief geospatial information officer as a non-voting, ex-officio member.


Contacts

 

Technical problems? Contact: demography.helpline@state.mn.us