Week of October 22, 2018 Neighborhoods 2020 Update on Work Groups

Neighborhoods 2020

Update on Work Groups Week of October 22, 2018

An update from Steven Gallagher, project coordinator for Neighborhoods 2020:

As the project coordinator, I will be sending email updates on the progress of our important work. In addition to these updates, you can discuss Neighborhoods 2020 directly with me, either at my community office hours (listed in the section below), or via email at Steven.Gallagher@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2905.

Program Guidelines, Funding and Implementation 

  • Last meeting: Previous funding formulas were reviewed for guidance in the next steps. Completing the initial guideline discussion, the work group will be exploring funding options and opportunities for the next phase of neighborhood programming. 
  • November 8 – 6:00 p.m. – Crown Roller Mill Building, 105 5th Avenue South
    • Develop recommendations for baseline funding amounts and allocations for activities.

Governance Advisory Structure for Neighborhood and Community Engagement 

  • Last meeting: The work group identified a governance model on which to base their work going forward. A governance structure that incorporates all stakeholders within the city was created.
  • October 25 – 6:00 p.m. – Crown Roller Mill Building, 105 5th Avenue South
    • Discuss various forms of membership and how members are seated in the governance model.
    • Brainstorm methods for ensuring accountability within the governance structure.

Citywide Community Engagement Policy

  • So far, the work group has identified structure elements of a citywide community engagement policy and created high-level goals of said policy. The work group has reviewed 13 governance structures from across the world.
  • Last meeting: Four CPED managers presented their engagement activities to the work group. The group discussed applications of CPED activities to the citywide community engagement policy. The group reviewed IAP2, the City's Blueprint for Equitable Engagement and New Westminster and the Minneapolis Park Board's community engagement plans for best practices.
  • October 30 – 6:00 p.m. – Crown Roller Mill Building, 105 5th Avenue South
    • Compile best practices to be used in new citywide engagement policy.
    • Create first draft of engagement policy.
  • November 5 – 6:00 p.m. – Crown Roller Mill Building, 105 5th Avenue South
    • Review the draft product and plan a community engagement meeting.

Ways to Stay Involved

  • View meeting locations, notes and agendas on the Neighborhoods 2020 web page: Minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020

  • Engagement sessions: Each of the work groups are planning to hold dialogues with the community in the near future. Exact dates have not been set, but they are tentatively scheduled for the week of November 26-30. Engagement sessions will be held prior to the drafting of any recommendations.

  • Email updates: I’ll be sending out updates to help keep the lines of communications open and inform you as we go.

  • Office Hours: See the schedule of community office hours below.

Schedule of Community Office Hours

More dates and locations will be added over time. View all office hours on NCR's calendar at Minneapolismn.gov/ncr/calendar. The community location and time this week is:

  • October 31 at 2:00p.m.
    Serendripity Spot, 3300 Lyndale Avenue North

All work group meetings are open to the public. View the meeting schedule and stay up to date on locations and materials on the Neighborhoods 2020 webpage: Minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020

If you wish to discuss Neighborhoods 2020, please contact Steven Gallagher at steven.gallagher@minneapolismn.gov or call 612-673-2905. If you arrive at a community office meeting and need help finding Steven, please call his cell at 612-518-8743.


Neighborhoods 2020 is a community process to identify the next generation of neighborhood programming, funding and governance structure to support the City’s 70 neighborhood organizations starting in 2020 and beyond. Three work groups have been established to cover the major function areas of this work: programming and funding; governance; and citywide engagement policy. The work groups consist of representatives from neighborhood organizations, cultural groups, those with equity/undoing racism experience and representatives appointed by City Council and the mayor. The goal is to have policy recommendations to the City Council by January 2019. 

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact Nick Ngo at ncr@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-3737. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.  TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626. Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-673-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

If you have questions, please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department 

at 612-673-3737 or email to ncr@minneapolismn.gov