Neighborhood & Community Relations
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Feature story: Minneapolis moves forward on Neighborhoods 2020
Neighborhoods 2020 moving forward with CURA
Since 2016, NCR has been meeting with community leaders, neighborhood organizations and elected officials about the role that the neighborhood organization system and NCR should play in meeting the needs of our growing city after the year 2020. This project is called Neighborhoods 2020.
On May 17, 2019, the City Council passed the Neighborhoods 2020 framework and two staff directions supporting community engagement. City staff are directed to develop a workplan and timeline for adopting a Citywide community engagement policy. Staff are further directed to work with a consultant(s) to continue conversations with neighborhoods and the community on program guidelines and metrics for the Neighborhoods 2020 framework while continuing to ensure that racial equity remains at the core of the work.
The City recognizes that neighborhoods are positioned to identify local issues and opportunities and understands that Minneapolis greatly benefits from a robust neighborhoods system. The Neighborhoods 2020 framework addresses neighborhood programming, funding and governance structure for the city’s 70 neighborhood organizations in 2021 and beyond. This endeavor is part of broader work across the City to ensure greater equity for Minneapolis residents.
The framework goals include:
- Organizations reflecting the diversity of the communities they serve.
- Simplifying participation for all.
- Saving money and staff time for participating organizations.
Council Actions May 17, 2019
See the attached framework resolution and staff directions below.
- Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Resolution (May 17, 2019 – Final)
- Neighborhoods 2020 Staff Directive – Bender (May 17, 2019)
- Neighborhoods 2020 Staff Directive – Cunningham (May 17, 2019)
If you have any questions, as always, please feel free to reach out to your neighborhood specialist.
Read more about Neighborhoods 2020 at Minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020.
- Minneapolis Connects September 2019 Newsletter
- 2018 Neighborhood Programs Annual Report
- 2018 Diversity Survey Report
- View past newsletters
Last updated Sep 27, 2019