Serving on the NENA Board

NENA is a growing community-based nonprofit organization serving four unique, welcoming neighborhoods with over 14,600 residents and dozens of businesses in the southeast corner of Minneapolis.  NENA is dedicated to bettering the quality of life and building a sense of community pride by sponsoring actions which help our environment, businesses and homes.

At the NENA Annual Meeting on April 27, 2017, NENA will hold elections for the Board of Directors for one seat each for the Minnehaha and Morris Park neighborhoods; two seats for the Wenonah neighborhood*; three seats for the Keewaydin neighborhood*; and three at-large seats.  Periodically, the Board seeks replacement candidates for vacant seats.  We look for Board of Director members who are energetic, strategically-minded leaders to help NENA and our neighborhoods thrive.

Meet the Board Candidates:

Keewaydin – 3 Open Seats
Edward Hugener
Corey Mabis-Rowe
Daniel Mitcham
Larry Ouellette *
Ian Turner Baebenroth

Minnehaha – 1 Open Seat
Jack Dickinson
Katie Sheetz *
Aaron Weiss

Morris Park – 1 Open Seat
Domonique Gilmer
Dave Larson *

Wenonah – 2 Open Seats
Elizabeth Brophey *
Mark Keeler *
Katie Stockman
Tina Wong

Current Board Member *

All seats are two-year terms, except the two Keewaydin seats and one Wenonah seat are one-year replacement terms.  All candidates, not elected to Neighborhood Seats may run for one of the three open At-Large Seats.

Director Requirements & Duties:

  • Two Year Term 
  • Live in the neighborhood elected to serve (Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park or Wenonah)
  • Resident, property owner, or business owner or employee in Nokomis East (At-Large seats)
  • Board members must be 18 years or older
  • Attend Monthly Board Meetings – Fourth Thursday of Each Month (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
  • New Board Member Orientation (5/13)
  • Serve on a committee and volunteer for community events
  • Total time commitment per month is about 8 hours
  • Commitment to financially support NENA within your means

Join the NENA Board of Directors – Rewarding, Skill Building & Leadership Development
Why Should YOU Consider Serving?

  1. As a new member, you will serve with a dynamic, enthusiastic, committed group of 14 other volunteers and staff members who work hard on behalf of this neighborhood.
  2.  Joining the Board will connect you more tightly with this neighborhood and give you the chance to develop new skills while providing valuable direction to the course of NENA work.
  3. By serving on the NENA Board, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of our community.  The NENA Board meets once a month for most of the year.  Also Board members serve on NENA committees and help with NENA events and activities.
  4. You have good ideas, skills and energy to share to make NENA an even stronger organization.

Application Process:
If you are interested in serving on our Board:

  • Attend the upcoming Board Candidate Information Session on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 6:00 pm.  The info session will be held at NENA’s office (4313 E. 54th Street), and/or
  • Contact Becky Timm, NENA’s Executive Director to schedule a one-on-one meeting to learn more about this great volunteer opportunity.
  • Complete the Board Candidate Application (Paper or Online) (Spanish – Paper) and submit by April 17, 2017.
  • NENA will post applications on our website prior to the Annual Meeting for review by our community.
  • Attend the Annual Meeting on April 27, 2017, to run for a seat.
  • Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual Meeting.

Looking for more information, please contact NENA’s Executive Director Becky Timm at (612) 724-5652 or


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