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Get Involved: Local Advisory Committee

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Did you know that your county has a Local Advisory Committee dedicated to mental health?  This committee is a public forum where stakeholders (mental health service consumers, providers, and family members) can voice feedback regarding the mental health services within their local community.  The feedback is then shared with county and state offices to inform policies that shape the mental health system within our local communities and our state.   These meetings are open to the public and you need not be an official member of the committee to participate.

Below is the information for meeting dates, times, and locations for the advisory councils in the seven counties within the Twin Cities metro area.  If you do not see your county of residence listed below, go to your county website and search for “mental health advisory council.”  Per Minnesota Statute 245.466, every county is required to have a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) dedicated to mental health and it must meet a minimum of once per quarter.  For more information about the format and requirements for LACs, see the state website


Hennepin County
Adult Mental Health Local Advisory Council meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 1:30 to 3:00pm.  Meetings are open to the public; however, voting is restricted to committee member.  For information about where to attend, contact committee member Carol Gronfor at  Further information about the intent and structure of the Hennepin County Local Advisory Committee can be found in this online publication

Ramsey County
Adult Mental Health Advisory Council meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm via Zoom.  All meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome to participate.  Please email to request Zoom meeting information.  Further information on the county website

Anoka County
Combined meetings of the Adult Mental Health Advisory Committee and the Children’s Mental Health Advisory and Coordination Council are held on the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December from 2-4 p.m., via WebEx.  Please contact Stephanie Peterson at to request a link to the meeting if you wish to attend.  Further information on the county website

Dakota County
The Adult Mental Health Local Advisory Council meets the fourth Monday of every month from 1:30-3 p.m. at 1740 Livi​ngston Ave. in West St. Pa​​ul, MN.  For additional information about the council, see

Scott County
The Mental Health Local Advisory Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4pm.  For information about where the council meets, please contact Behavioral Health Director Tawnya Ward at or at 952-496-8623.  For additional information about the Scott County LAC, see

Washington County
Meetings of the Mental Health Local Advisory Council are held every two months on the second Tuesday from 4pm-5:30pm at the Government Center located at 14949 62nd St N in Stillwater.  To find a list of meeting dates and further information about the council, see the county website

Wright County
The Mental Health Advisory Council meeting is held once per quarter.  The next scheduled meeting is for September 10, 2024 from 2:30pm-4:00pm at the Justic Center located at 3700 Braddock Ave. NE Buffalo, MN 55313.  For additional future dates, go to the calendar on the county website