The City of Minneapolis recognizes that effectively engaging the people of our city in government issues and decision-making helps build a better city and create vibrant, safe, welcoming and livable neighborhoods. In 2002, the Mayor and City Council adopted a set of citywide goals and expectations (updated in 2014) that articulate the City’s commitment to community engagement (see Reports related to Community Engagement 2002 – 2006).
In 2006, following a thorough study of best practices, Minneapolis has begun to formalize its community engagement activities. A three-track work plan that addresses the multiple facets of the City’s community engagement system was approved by the City Council in May 2007.
The City of Minneapolis is well on its way to bring the City’s community engagement system into its next generation, including finding clear ways to support what is currently working and explore new ideas to enhance what’s being done.
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 Apr 10, 2014