​The Community Advisory Council serves as an external advisory board to review and recommend broad programmatic directions, to evaluate the impact of the Institute within the state and region, to serve as liaison and advocate for the Institute's involvement in community-based activities, and to advise on critical areas of need that the Institute should address in future planning efforts.

Members of the Institute's Community Advisory Council include the following individuals, as of March 2020 –

If you would like to learn more about the Community Advisory Council, please contact Macdonald Metzger at ​ metz0171@umn.edu.