Neighborhood & Community Relations

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Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Neighborhood Programs

NCR supports strong, vibrant neighborhood organizations. Neighborhood organizations encourage citizen participation in the decision-making that affects them at the most local level. They are another way to connect residents to the City, encourage community building among neighbors and spread information. Neighborhood organizations can be great grassroots organizing and leadership experiences for citizens. Some common issues that neighborhood organizations deal with are housing, livability, safety and the environment. 

What Neighborhood Organizations Do

Some common activities of neighborhood organizations include voter registration, community meetings, litter cleanup, ice cream socials, community gardens, youth and senior programs, and even classes like bike repair, yoga, and English as a second language.

How NCR Supports Neighborhood Organizations

Directory of services for neighborhood organizations

Americans with Disabilities Act- Provides information to neighborhoods, community organizations and City departments on how to provide equal access to programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. 

Auditing and Financial Readiness - Contracts audit services including full audits and financial readiness assessments, and assists with required state and federal filings for neighborhood organizations.

Conflict ResolutionProvides information to boards and committees such as: codes of conduct, pointers for participation, IAP2 principles for meetings, how to run effective meetings, Roberts Rules of Order, understanding cultural norms and working with diverse participants in the community. 

Legal Consult - Contracts legal services to neighborhood groups on employment law and non-profit law.  Consults City Attorney on NRP law and new programs, projects or initiatives as needed.

Neighborhood Board Training - Includes overview of Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), Community Participation Program (CPP), neighborhood priority setting, neighborhood financial updates on city funds, how to re-allocate City funds, policies and procedures, risk management, duties of care, loyalty and concern, and other resources for neighborhood boards.

Risk Management - Arranges for director and officers insurance for most neighborhood boards and tracks general liability insurance policies for neighborhood organizations.

Learning Labs -  "Offers training on how to effectively engage cultural communities(Community Connections Series), Financial Management, Community Development, Community Organizing, Running Effective Meetings, Engaging Renters, Neighborhoods 101, Benefits of Being on a Neighborhood Board, All About the ABC’s – Appointed Boards and Commissions.

Neighborhood Updates 

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Neighborhood Programs details

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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 Aug 15, 2018

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