About the NCR Department
NCR is part of the broader City Coordinator department and will both serve residents directly and support all other City departments with enterprise guidance in the realm of strong neighborhood and community relationships.
To strengthen our city’s quality of life through vigorous community participation, resident involvement in neighborhood and community organizations, and supporting clearly defined links between the City, City services, neighborhood and community organizations.
Major NCR Priorities: Comprehensive Support for Community Engagement
- Access and Outreach: The department builds connections with communities where cultural norms or practices, language or disabilities limit knowledge and access to government.
- Enterprise Support: The department supports connections between neighborhoods, community and cultural groups and City departments to inform programming, service delivery and budgeting.
- Neighborhood Support: The department focuses on nurturing neighborhood engagement through neighborhood-based priority setting, planning and implementation; and the integration of this work with the work of the City
Funding for Department
Funding for the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department comes from three primary sources:
- City’s General Fund: General funds are used to cover some of the access and outreach work.
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): CDBG funds are used to cover some of the Access and Outreach work.
- Consolidated Tax Increment Finance District (TIF): TIF funds are used exclusively for neighborhood support. TIF funds only support direct neighborhood programming and the portion of the department’s working to support neighborhoods.
Results Minneapolis Report
The department has completed its very first Results Report. Results Minneapolis is a management tool the City uses to track performance toward achieving the citys 5 year goals and 2020 vision.
A review panel of City leaders meets with a different department head each week to track progress and discuss strategies on key performance measures. By regularly tracking performance data at these "progress conferences," City leaders identify areas where the City is excelling, as well as opportunities for improvement. Click here to view the report
Read a draft of the NCR Business Plan (pdf)
The administration of the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program, best known as NRP, transferred to NCR on January 3rd, 2012. Neighborhoods will work with NCR for central administration support, as well as neighborhood support services currently provided by NRP such as Director’s and Officers Insurance, auditing and contract support.
History of Department
- NCEC Neighborhood Election Process (April 2009 – June 2009)
- Framework for the Future (July 24, 2008) (pdf)
- NRP beyond 2009 (August 2008- March 2009)
- NRP beyond 2009 (December 2007- July 2008)
- Community Engagement Task Force (May 2007 – December 2007)
- Task Force (CETF) details Fall 2007
- Three-track work plan (2007)
- Public Feedback on the 2006 Community Engagement Report (Feb. 2007)
- Community Engagement Report (2006)
- Reports related to Community Engagement (2002 – 2006)
- Minneapolis Community Engagement
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 Mar. 10, 2014