Contact: Matt Laible, Communications Department, (612) 673-2786

Meetings set for people to learn more about the future of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program

Jan. 16, 2008 (MINNEAPOLIS) The City of Minneapolis is hosting five informational sessions to share details and answer questions about the recently proposed "Framework for the Future" of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP). The framework outlines a structure for the continuation of the NPR beyond 2009 and its connection to the broader community participation work of the City. The framework was put together by the NRP Work Group that included representation from the City Council, Mayor Rybak’s office, and the director of NRP.

As a first step toward gathering feedback from the community, five informational sessions will be held in different parts of town in the coming weeks. The sessions are opportunities for residents to become better informed about the proposal, and the schedule is as follows:

DAY

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Tuesday

Jan. 22

6:30-8 p.m.

Sibley Recreation Center
1900 E. 40th St.

Wednesday

Jan. 23

7-8:30 p.m.

Eastside Neighborhood Services
17th Ave. NE & Second St. NE

Monday

Jan. 28

6:30-8 p.m.

Folwell Recreation Center
1615 Dowling Ave. N.

Tuesday

Jan. 29

7-8:30 p.m.

Lynnhurst Recreation Center
1345 W. Minnehaha Parkway

Monday

Feb. 4

12-1:30 p.m.

City Hall, room 319
350 S. Fifth St.

Everyone is invited to the information sessions, and neighborhood board/council members and staff are especially encouraged to attend. They can take the information they gather back to their neighborhood groups and organizations for their consideration and feedback.

Each session will include a brief overview of the report and focus on a question and answer period intended to offer a deeper understanding of what is being proposed. Ultimately the NRP Work Group would like to hear from as many people as possible to guide the group in building on the current program and bringing NRP into its next phase.

Minneapolis City leaders have been working to improve how the City engages its residents and neighborhoods. In 2006 City officials and staff began a broad review of the City’s community engagement activities, including the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

Communications Department
301M City Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415

communications@minneapolismn.gov

Published Jan. 16, 2008