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Our Vision

Advance and ensure the quality of life for Deaf Minnesotans.

Our Mission

Preserve, protect and promote American Sign Language and political, educational, economic and social equality for Deaf Minnesotans.

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Our Values

  • American Sign Language
  • Collaboration and resource sharing
  • Communication access
  • Deaf Heritage
  • Preservation of the Deaf community


Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC) was established in 1885 and is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organization.  MADC advocates for and promotes a better quality of life and social wellness of Deaf people through its membership, activities and advocacy.

MADC is run by a board of directors that is elected every two or four years at MADC’s biennial conference.

The Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens is a proud member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and  Minnesota Historical Society.

MADC's Board


John Fechter

President 2017-2019

Current City: Wyoming, MN

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Involvements: President of MADC

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