Board of Directors & Committees

UPDATE: After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, NENA will be taking the following actions to better serve our residents. Board and committee meetings will move to an online format via Zoom. Visit NENA’s Community Calendar, click on the meeting to access the Zoom log-in information. A brief video tutorial on how to join a meeting using Zoom is available here.

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 Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the NENA Office (4313 E. 54th Street). 2020 Schedule Change: Board Meetings will be hosted on the fourth Thursday of the month starting on May 28, 2020, and may be changed in November and December.

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

2019 – 2020 NENA Board of Directors Members


  • Sarah Brown, Secretary
  • Ed Hugener
  • Mia Simpson


  • Jerome Evans, Chair
  • Lynn Regnier
  • Kyle Tornow

Morris Park

  • Christopher Band, Treasurer
  • Danielle Isaacson
  • Kim McVay


  • Liz Brophey, Vice Chair
  • Lisa Dahle
  • Adam Somers


  • Jessica Crotteau
  • Jessica Tupper
  • Mike Welch

NENA Committees
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.

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