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Minnesota Board on Aging

Active dates:1956-
Function: Plan, develop, coordinate, and evaluate Minnesota policies, programs, and services affecting the aged; especially programs to enhance the independence and dignity of alder persons in Minnesota. Administers some state and federal funds, making grants to local community service agencies.
Preceded by:
Governor's Citizens Council on Aging
History: First established in 1956, the MBA is one of the pioneers in the field of aging policy, information and assistance. It works closely with its Area Agencies on Aging, which are located throughout the state, to provide services that seniors need (From: Board website 1/18/12).

1961 Minn. Laws Chap. 466 Sec. 1 created a Governor's Citizens Council on Aging consisting of 25 members to be appointed by the governor.
Membership: 25 members (including at least 1 member from each congressional district); appointed by governor; per diem and expenses; members file with Ethical Practices Board.; Formerly (dates?), members served 2-year terms and senate confirmation was not required.
Agency heads: Former Minnesota legislator Don Samuelson has been named by Gov. Mark Dayton to chair the Minnesota Board on Aging. Samuelson was elected to the House in 1968 and served seven terms before being elected to the Senate in 1982, where he rose to the position of Senate president in 2001. He retired in 2003. (Noted in PIM Confidential, May 30, 2012).
Notes: Name change ca. 1975-76.
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Record last updated: 12/29/2016

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