Neighborhood & Community Relations

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Minneapolis, MN 55401
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(Video produced by John Akre for the TC Daily Planet)

2015 Community Connections nonConference Evaluation (pdf)

Over 500 neighborhood and community leaders, non-profit organzations, artists and city staff attend the 3rd annual Community Connections nonConference held on Saturday, March 21st at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The nonconference theme – Creative Engagement and Action using arts and placemaking - was an in-depth look at creative engagement strategies and creative placemaking. Participants were immersed into a experiential atmosphere where they gained the skills and strategies to take creative placemaking techniques back to their own community and do it from start to finish.

The nonConference aims at enabling participants to:

Why a nonConference?

This year’s nonConference is being planned by the Community Connections Conference Workgroup made up of representatives from Neighborhood Organizations, the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) and City Staff. Members of the workgroup are, Rita Ulrich, Cathy Spann from Jordan Area Community Council,  Kerry Cashman from the Seward Neighborhood Group, Amanda Vallone from Windom Community and Owner of beARTrageous, Kenya McKnight and Kirk Roggensack from the NCEC , Greg Simbeck from CPED and David Rubedor, Cheyenne Brodeen, Christina Kendrick and Jack Whitehurst from the NCR Department.

You can view the 2014 Community Connections Conference Report.

Questions about the conference can be directed to Cheyenne Brodeen at 612-673-3737. 

The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or should you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting 612-673-3737.


Last updated Jun 2, 2015