State Central Committee
The State Central Committee is the governing body of the Minnesota DFL Party between State Conventions, which occur every two years. The central committee meets three to four times a year. Its membership includes the State Executive Committee, ten elected officials, the leaders of the Minnesota Young DFL, the chairs and associate chairs of each senate district, and representatives elected from local party units. The State Central Committee operates under the party’s Constitution, the Official Call, and the State Central Committee Standing Rules. For matters not covered by those rules, the State Central Committee is governed by Robert’s Rules of Order.
The Committee’s duties are to:
- Conduct business conferences to discuss party issues, training and outreach, and party building
- Reconvene an adjourned State Convention
- Grant charters to a constituency caucus as an organization within the Party
- Modify the Action Agenda
- Fill vacancies for positions elected by the State Convention or Business Conference
- If necessary between conventions, endorse candidates for statewide office
State Central Committee Documents:
- DFL Constitution
- Official Call
- State Central Committee Standing Rules
- Action Agenda
- Roberts Rules of Order
Membership consists of representatives from local party units, the State Executive Committee, ten elected officials, the leaders of the Minnesota Young DFL, and the chairs and associate chairs from each district.
Upcoming Meeting Information
The State Central Committee will convene at noon on Saturday, August 5th at Farmington Senior High School, 20655 Flagstaff Ave, Farmington, MN 55024. Registration will open at 10:30 a.m.
We are offering two hour-long training sessions before the meeting. The Message Framing workshop will begin at 9am. It is the second series of a training featured at the 2017 Business Conference. Hitting the Doors – New Strategies for Door Knocking will begin at 10am. This training was featured at the 2017 Training Summit. We encourage all to attend and learn how to start engaging with voters before 2018.
You will receive an official notice of State Central Committee meeting in the mail unless you have opted into receiving electronic meeting notices. Please contact Party Affairs Director, Clare Verbeten (cverbeten@DFL.org) to receive future meeting notices by email, which saves the Party time and money.
The 2017 DFL Hog Roast and Hootenanny will take place immediately after the State Central Committee meeting at the home of Marla Vagts, 2785 – 210th St E Farmington MN 55024-9722 (a short distance from Farmington High School). There will be live music, special guests and plenty of food. Tickets are $20. Stay tuned for more information about how to purchase tickets in advance.