In August, Wesley Farrow of the Keewaydin neighborhood was appointed to fill a recently vacated seat on the Board of Directors.
Wesley shared, “My wife (Risha), baby daughter (Valory), and two dogs moved to Keewaydin late in 2017 from Como Park, where we landed initially after our big move from California in 2016. Our 7 month old Valory loves walks around Lake Nokomis and tagging along for the dogs’ to the airport dog park.
As a soon-to-be certified Master Water Steward, I have taken a particular interest in our local hydrology and ecosystem – especially as it relates to governance and civic engagement. Although I work in civic consulting, primarily with transit and energy infrastructure, my work is in California so I am able to engage locally without concern of conflicts of interest.”
During his time on the NENA Board, Wesley “expects that the value I can add will be in learning what more experienced residents are hoping for and working toward and then applying my skills in organizing, facilitation, strategic planning, and communication. From my relatively limited time here, I would say that my main areas of concern and interest are the impacts of Minneapolis 2040 on our neighborhood, preservation of natural assets, engagement with local schools, and encouraging meaningful community relationships for first responders.”
We are glad that Wesley has joined the NENA team!