Dear Community Partners:
Thank you for your support and continued interest in the creation and appointment of an Equity Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Council. We have been delighted by the overwhelming response to the Council’s call for applicants, as well as the quality of the candidates we have already interviewed.
We have interviewed about half of the applicants so far – and though we’re confident in the strength and commitment of the applicant group, we also want to assure that we haven’t inadvertently missed a great candidate or discouraged someone from applying by being unclear about the deadlines.
The Council initially advertised that people who applied prior to Jan. 4 would receive priority consideration – meaning they would be the first to be considered by the selection committee. Since that time, it’s come to our attention that others may be interested in applying but weren’t clear that they still could.
The Council will receive applications at any time. We expect to complete the interview process for this initial group of candidates by Feb. 17. If you or anyone associated with your organization is interested in applying, we will commit to interview candidates who submit an application between now and the end of that process. Logistically, we would need to receive the application by the close of business on Friday, Feb. 12 (due to the holiday and need to schedule candidates).
To apply, contact the Council’s appointments coordinator – that way we know you’re interested, and we’ll know to look for your application.
Equity Advisory Committee Selection Committee
Edward Reynoso, Chair, Council Member, District 9
Deb Barber, Council Member, District 4
Rick Cardenas, Community Member, Community Engagement Steering Committee
Steven Chavez, Council Member, District 15
Marsha Cressy, Community Member, Equity in Place
Jennifer Munt, Council Member, District 3
Shauen Pearce, Community Member, Southwest LRT Equity Commitments
Denetrick Powers, Community Member, Blue Line Coalition