Neighborhood & Community Relations

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Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Neighborhoods 2020 Background Information
Recap of March 11th Art of Hosting Training (Including notes)

Draft 2020  Work plan

NCEC 2020 Web Page and Supporting Documents

What is the purpose of these conversations?
• To host respectful community conversations about the role of neighborhood organizations, leading to the development of recommendations for City Council in early 2018.

In addition to this main goal, additional goals include:
1. To provide an opportunity for neighborhood organization members, residents and stakeholders to gather and talk about the future of their work.
2. To ensure inclusive and representative conversations by reaching out to cultural community organizations and leaders as well City leaders to hear other perspectives.
3. Experience and learn more about Art of Hosting and provide training on how to use this tool

Who will be involved?
NCR and the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission will partner with neighborhood organizations to host these conversations.

What process will be used for the community conversations?
NCR will organize a series of workshops in “the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter” for City staff, NCEC Commissioners, and our neighborhood organization and cultural community partners. These workshops will provide NCR staff, NCEC Commissioners and community leaders a common framework for hosting respectful and inclusive conversations on important community issues.

What are the key questions to be covered?
• What are the unique services provided by neighborhood organizations to residents and the City?
• What is the role of neighborhood organizations with the City government?
• What are the major challenges or barriers neighborhood organizations face in serving their communities or partnering with the City?
• How do we measure the impact of neighborhood work?
• Do we have the right neighborhood infrastructure (number of neighborhoods, programming, changing demographics, resource availability, etc.)?
• What resources are needed (funding, policy changes, training and support, etc.) to help support the goal of supporting inclusive, vibrant and effective neighborhood organizations?

How will the feedback be used and how will outcomes be reported?
Data from the conversations will be posted online NCR staff will do an initial review of data and develop draft findings from the data, and will review these findings with our planning partners and the Neighborhoods 2020 committee for accuracy and integrity. After this review process, a Summary of Findings report will be provided to the Neighborhoods 2020 Committee and then the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission by June, 2017.

As an example of this type of report, please see the report on the 2010 engagement process leading to the development of the Community Participation Program Guidelines at

Last updated Apr 7, 2017



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