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NRP Beyond 2009: August 2008-March 2009

February 2009: On February 6, 2009 the Mayor and City Council appointed seven members to be a part of the new Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission. The new Commission is in the process of being formed to help shape how the City engages its residents and works with neighborhood and community organizations.  As a step closer to getting the commission in place, the Mayor and City Council appointed seven members to join Ami Thompson who was appointed by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the eight people to be appointed by Minneapolis neighborhoods.  The seven appointments by the Mayor and City Council are detailed below.

Tony Anastasia1Audubon ParkCouncil
Jeffrey Strand4Shingle CreekCouncil
David Crockett6Stevens Sq/Loring HgtsCouncil
Ed Newman7Loring ParkCouncil
Breanne Rothstein11WindomCouncil
Crystal Johnson5Near NorthMayoral
Matt Perry13East Harriet/FarmsteadMayoral

January 2009: We are pleased that there is such great interest in serving on this commission.  We had 66 applicants for the City’s seven appointments.  Serving on the NCEC is only one way to help in shaping how the City engages its residents and works with neighborhood and community organizations.  Whether it is as a member of the NCEC this year or other ways to come we hope that the broader community will continue to offer insight and input to the City and neighborhoods, because it is through the input of our residents that helps us shape stronger programs and services.

Details about the public hearing and eight finalist candidates are below.

Minneapolis City Council, Committee of the Whole
Open to the public

Public Hearing:  Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission candidate finalists
Thursday, January 22, 2009

10:00 a.m.

City Hall - Room 317 (Council Chambers)
350 South 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

The eight finalist candidates that have been forwarded to the Committee of the Whole for consideration are as follows.

Finalist CandidatesWardNeighborhood
Tony Anastasia1Audubon Park
David Crockett6Stevens Sq/Loring Hgts
Crystal Johnson5Near North
Ed Newman7Loring Park
Doris Overby12Standish
Matt Perry13East Harriet/Farmstead
Breanne Rothstein11Windom
Jeffrey Strand4Shingle Creek

For more information about the eight finalist candidates, see Finalist Candidates (PDF) 

December 2008: Minneapolis’ City Coordinator has named David Rubedor as the senior project manager for the City’s newly created Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Rubedor will begin his role as a transition manager in January 2009, and will work with Minneapolis neighborhoods and City elected officials and staff to develop the City’s future neighborhood programming plans.

For additional information, see press release.

September 2008: On Sep. 26, 2008 the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor R.T. Rybak approved establishing a Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission and a Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Together the new commission and City department will collaborate to support the ongoing work of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), partner with neighborhoods to promote resident participation in City decision-making, and support the community engagement work of City departments. 

Please visit the Related Council Actions tab for more information about the City Council and Committee actions related to community engagement and the continuation of NRP.

Updated May 5, 2009.

Last updated Jun 21, 2016



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