Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC)

The Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) was created to advise the City Council and the Health Department on policy matters affecting the health of Minneapolis residents and to serve as liaisons between the City and the community in addressing health concerns. In this role, PHAC shall make every effort to ensure that the concerns addressed and represented reflect the diverse viewpoints and interests of the Minneapolis community as a whole.

Deadline: Open until filled.


Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).

Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.

Selection Process

Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Committee, Mayor, and City Council President staff for consideration. Applications are reviewed by the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee for recommendation to the full Council.


Committee Contact: Margaret Schuster 612-673-2301, [email protected]

City Clerk Contact: 612-673-2216, [email protected]

Additional Information

Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in City Hall, room 132. More information about the Public Health Advisory Committee can be found at: or through the Committee Contact listed above.  There is no compensation for attending the meetings. The committee meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.

The committee shall have up to 20 voting members composed of 14 residents who live or work in Minneapolis and up to 6 other representatives. The resident members shall be selected by having each of the 13 City Council members appoint one resident of their respective wards, with one resident representative appointed by the Mayor. The 6 remaining representatives are appointed by City Council and represent the respective interests of: the Minneapolis Public Schools - Health Related Services; Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health; and, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. In addition, up to 3 At-Large appointees are recommended by the PHAC to ensure that committee membership reflects the diverse interests and perspectives of the community.



Last updated Feb 22, 2017



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