NENA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, marking its beginnings in the mid-1980’s and incorporated in 1997, by residents and businesses to strengthen our four southeast Minneapolis neighborhoods. NENA invests in neighborhood improvement, builds community connections, encourages citizen participation and advocates for the interests of the Nokomis East neighborhood.
NENA is led by a 15 person Board of Directors comprised of neighborhood members elected by the community at our Annual Meeting in April. We are a volunteer-driven organization and thrive with a diverse group of active participants.
Interested in learning more about serving on the NENA Board of Directors?
Board meetings are the fourth Thursdays of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the NENA Office (4313 E. 54th Street). Board meetings in November and December are held on the third Thursday.
Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Each meeting starts with a 15 minute period for the public to address the Board with your ideas and questions.
NENA Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes
2018 – 2019 NENA Board of Directors Members
- Sarah Brown, Secretary
- Ed Hugener
- Brandon Toner
- Kale Fischer
- Lynn Regnier
- Aaron Weiss
- Danielle Isaacson
- Lisa Sanmartin
- Edward Warn
- Liz Brophey, Treasurer
- Lisa Dahle
- Adam Somers
- Jack Dickinson
- Jerome Evans
- Dave Larson, Chair
All are welcome to committee meetings! If you are attending for the first time, please check the NENA Community Calendar to confirm the meeting date and time.
- Green Initiatives Committee – Meets on the second Wednesday of the month
- Housing, Commercial & Streetscape Committee – Meets on the first Wednesday of the month
- Executive Committee – Meets on the second Thursday of the month
- Finance & Fundraising Committee – Meets as needed. Please check the Community Calendar for dates