County seeks volunteers for advisory boards

The Hennepin County Board seeks volunteers for openings on 11 advisory boards, including the Minneapolis Planning Commission.

The openings include:

– City Planning Commission: The 10-member Commission prepares the city's comprehensive plan for future development and improvements, and acts on individual developer's requests for variances, conditional-use permits and site-plan reviews. The Commission includes one county appointee. It meets twice a month on Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. Members serve two-year terms.

– Community Advisory Board on Homelessness: This 23-member board advises the County Board and the Minneapolis City Council on emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, outreach, support services and more. There are six vacancies. Members serve two-year terms.

– Capital Budgeting Task Force: This 11-member task force reviews the county's capital budget and recommends an annual capital budget and a five-year capital program to the County Board. There are two vacancies. The task force meets 12 times a year. Members serve four-year terms.

– Children's Mental Health Advisory Council: This seven-member Council makes recommendations about the children's mental health system to the County Board. There are two vacancies. Members serve three-year terms and meet monthly.

The application deadline is Dec. 31. Candidates will be interviewed in January. For more information on these and other openings, or to receive applications, call LaToya Wilson at 348-3257, mail her at A2400 Government Center, 300 S. 6th St., Minneapolis, MN 55487, or get more information on the Internet at www.hennepin.us under &#8220Your county government/Commissioners/Advisory Boards.”