April 20, 2020
The Council’s hiring process for a permanent executive director is underway.
For more information about the position and how to apply, refer to Job Posting – MCD Executive Director (Word).
The Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) was created in 1973 by the Minnesota Legislature and tasked to advise the Governor, the State Legislature, state agencies, and members of the public on disability issues.
MCD provides leadership to empower and strengthen the rights of Minnesotans with disabilities; collaborates with the public and private sectors as a policy, training and technical resource advisor; analyzes legislative initiatives and advises how proposed policies will impact the disability community; ensures that policymakers understand the effects of their decisions on Minnesotans with disabilities; and examines issues and disseminates information fairly and objectively, promoting self-sufficiency and choice for all individuals.
The work of the Council strives to empower Minnesotans, so that opportunity expands throughout the state and the quality of life is improved for all. The Council works on a wide breadth of issues ranging from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), building access, digital and electronic access, access to culture and recreation, emergency preparedness, transportation matters, employment rights, and much more.