Early Mornings with Elizabeth and John!

8th Ward News from Minneapolis Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden
Visit us at www.minneapolismn.gov/ward8

September 23, 2016


Elizabeth Glidden
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-673-2208



Every Monday morning, 9-11:00 a.m.
Sabathani Community Center 
310 E 38th Street, 1st floor hallway nearest to the parking lot

Call for an appointment or just
drop by!



City of Lakes

Early Mornings with Elizabeth and John! Fri, Sep. 30


Fri, September 30, 7:30-9am
Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave S

For this special event, Ward 11 Council Member John Quincy will join us in welcoming the new Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff for a discussion about the future of Minneapolis Public Schools!

Mr. Graff began his teaching career in 1991 at an elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska. He went on to become a school Principal, Executive Director of Elementary Education, Chief Academic Officer and was appointed Superintendent of Anchorage School District in 2013.

He has led implementation of the Anchorage School District’s comprehensive strategic plan, expanded districtwide differentiated learning opportunities, increased preschool and literacy efforts, facilitated collaboration with more than 600 business partners and provided proven supervision and accountability for student instruction and business management.

Mr. Graff believes commitment and focused efforts will ensure the district is supporting students first, maintaining a focus in the classroom and working hard to create high expectations for everyone.

We will also have a chance to learn about the Renewal Referendum, Vote Yes for Minneapolis Kids. Council Member Glidden is one of the co-chairs of the Referendum Campaign.

We look forward to seeing you on September 30 for a great conversation with Superintendent Graff.

Central Neighborhood Fair

Sat, Sep. 24


Sat, September 24, noon to 6pm
Green Central Park Elementary, 3416 4th Ave S

Get informed and connect to programs, community non-profits, social justice campaigns, new development projects, the Green Central Park re-design plan and much more…

Play games and win prizes, ride the BMX / Skate ramp, be creative with a quilting project, screen-printing, dancing and poetry activities.

Eat great Barbecue and veggies from our community gardeners!

Buy some great crafts and vintage treasures at the flea market!

Have a blast with your neighbors!

Lake Street Council and Urban Ventures Hosts a Boards and Commissions Informational Event


Tue, September 27, 6-7:30pm
Urban Ventures, 2924 S 4th Ave S

Get involved and Be a Leader: learn how to serve on boards and commissions!

Do you have thoughts on how to make your community stronger? Do you have a passion for public art, the environment, civil rights, public health, affordable housing, historic preservation, etc?

Attend this leadership training! Share your passions and ideas and apply for boards and commissions that match these interests.

Start making a difference and setting your ideas in motion!

Got questions? Email Allison Sharkey at asharkey@lakestreetcouncil.org  or call 612-822-0232.

*The event will include snacks, refreshments and child care.*