Every year, the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH) takes on several policy initiatives to remove barriers and increase communication access and equal opportunity with the 20% of Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing.
Between September and January, the Commission Board and staff review and select policy initiatives for the upcoming legislative session, which becomes our legislative agenda. The Commission Board members make the final decisions and then the staff are responsible for following the Board’s decisions.
The Commission and its staff work on a 5-Year Strategic Plan as a general roadmap of what kind of work we take on and how much we can do to support other organization’s initiatives. Before submitting a request for MNCDHH’s support, please become familiar with our strategic goals and our explanation about how the Commission makes decisions. Use both and be ready to describe how your initiative fits within our existing goals.
If it is helpful, you may also want to review our legislative recaps from past years.
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