State of Our Neighborhood

NEW – 2020 Event Video Recording

In 2020, NENA along with many others have plans to make our neighborhood an even better, more vibrant community. Come to the fifth annual State of Our Neighborhood to learn more about the upcoming year from the perspectives of our elected officials and local government.

NENA’s State of Our Neighborhood
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Lake Nokomis Community Center – 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway
Desserts from Berry Sweet Kitchen will be served

The meeting is free and open to the public. NENA’s serves the neighborhoods of Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah.

Confirmed Speakers:
– State Senator Patricia Torres Ray
– State Representative Jean Wagenius
– Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley
– Council Member Jeremy Schroeder (Ward 11)
– Council Member Andrew Johnson (Ward 12)
– Commissioner Steffanie Musich, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

NENA will host a moderated panel discussion with speakers. NENA will prepare topic areas ahead of time. Attendees will be able to ask questions during the event. Community members are invited also to send in your questions ahead of the event for our elected officials by January 13, 2020 – Community Questions.

Live Streaming:
NENA will again be offering streaming coverage of the State of Our Neighborhood through Facebook Live. The video will be available after the event as well. NENA’s Facebook Page

NENA Accomplishments:
NENA spent 2019 working to improve, empower and energize our neighborhood. The City of Minneapolis recognized NENA with a 2019 Local Public Health Award. Some of our major accomplishments include the 3rd Annual Bossen Renters Party, installation of Nokomis East bike racks, repair of the Bossen community mural, marketing and facade improvement matching grants for area businesses, and home improvement loans.

In the past year, NENA hosted over a dozen meetings bringing together hundreds of neighbors to address high priority issues such as 34th Avenue reconstruction, environmental priorities such as three community gardens, installation of rain gardens and the Minneapolis Monarch Festival,  as well as safety and crime concerns.

Come hear from NENA, neighborhood leaders, and elected officials. This is your community and your time to get involved!

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