116M.15 Urban Initiative Board.
Subdivision 1. Creation; membership. The Urban Initiative Board is created and consists of the commissioner of employment and economic development, the chair of the Metropolitan Council, and eight members from the general public appointed by the governor. Six of the public members must be representatives from minority business enterprises. No more than four of the public members may be of one gender. All public members must be experienced in business or economic development.
Subd. 2. Membership terms. The membership terms, compensation, removal, and filling of vacancies of public members of the board are as provided in section 15.0575.
Subd. 3. Chair; other officers. The commissioner of employment and economic development shall serve as chair of the board. The board may elect other officers as necessary from its members.
Subd. 4. Staff. The commissioner of employment and economic development shall provide staff, consultant support, materials, and administrative services necessary for the board's activities. The services must include personnel, budget, payroll, and contract administration.