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Participate

Minnesota’s Olmstead Subcabinet welcomes feedback to inform the implementation of Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan. There are several ways to provide your comments and thoughts:

• Online – Use our online form

• Email – MNOlmsteadPlan@state.mn.us

• Mail – Olmstead Implementation Office, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 300, St Paul, MN 55101

• Phone – 651.296.8081 – it’s okay to leave your comment on our voicemail

• In person – Attend an Olmstead Subcabinet Meeting (see schedule on Meetings page)

Please note: Due to the anticipated volume of comments, we are not able to provide individual responses.

To sign up to receive news and updates, fill out the online form.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Quality of Life Survey

The Olmstead Subcabinet has contracted with The Improve Group to conduct the Quality of Life Survey with 2,000 people with disabilities throughout the state in spring 2017. The Improve Group, in partnership with Information Specialists Group (ISG), is currently working to contact survey participants by mail and phone to schedule interviews. If you have been selected to participate in the survey, you will receive a letter of notice, followed by a phone call to schedule a time for your survey. Please take this opportunity to share your experiences with the Olmstead Subcabinet through the 2017 Quality of Life Survey.

For more information on the Quality of Life Survey see page 107 of the February 2017 Revision of the Olmstead Plan or The Improve Group website.

If you have any questions about the Quality of Life Survey, please contact the Olmstead Implementation Office or The Improve Group directly:

• Minnesota's Olmstead Implementation Office: 651-296-8081 OR MNOlmsteadPlan@state.mn.us

• The Improve Group: 1-877-467-7847 OR olmsteadqol@theimprovegroup.com

Your Voice Makes a Difference: Serve on a State Board or Commission

Connect, engage and participate in the policy decisions that impact you by serving on a state board, commission or taskforce. Attend an information session to meet others who have served, hear about current opportunities and learn how to apply. Light refreshments will be provided.

All sessions run 6-8 p.m. Learn more and register online.

• Bemidji, November 15

• Duluth, November 16 

• Worthington, November 29 

• Rochester, November 30

• St. Paul, December 6

• Brooklyn Center, December 1 

• St. Cloud, December 14

To request an ADA accommodation, please contact Civic Engagement Coordinator Mai Thor at 651.539.1165 or mai.thor@state.mn.us at least four business days in advance.

This project is a joint initiative of the Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Olmstead Implementation Office and Nexus Community Partners, aimed at increasing the diversity of the State's Boards and Commissions.