Join Mayor Frey, City and community leaders: register today for the Community Connections Conference!

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2019 Conference Program Highlights

Together: Mobilizing for a Better Minneapolis

NCR is excited to announce that the Community Connections Conference will feature:

  • An opening discussion, Connecting Activism to Change.
  • An exhibit hall with a wide variety of organizations: from youth programs and housing to sustainability and civil rights.
  • Interactive workshops.
  • An opportunity to learn about and apply for City appointed boards and commissions.
  • A legal clinic on immigration, family and housing law.
  • A community round table with City leaders and Council members about the City of Minneapolis’s racial equity action plan.
  • Free food.


RSVP for the workshops, opening panel and lunch, and sign up to volunteer, and request accommodations, interpreters if needed before January 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Community conversations with the Mayor and City Council members about Racial Equity

Mayor Jacob Frey listening to residents at 2018 Community Connections Conference round table discussion

Facilitated by the Mayor, the closing session will bring conference attendees and City Council members together for round table discussions about the City’s Strategic and Racial Equity Action Plan (SREAP).

This action plan is used to communicate City priorities around workforce, spending, data usage, community engagement and policy. The SREAP is a central document that policymakers can refer to, with clear goals, objectives and metrics by which to measure progress. Download SREAP goals...

Invitation to Showcase your Neighborhood Organization

Neighborhoods Showcase booths at 2018 Community Connections Conference

You're invited to display the work the your neighborhood organization does at the Community Connections Conference. Sign-up is open until January 16 here:

Neighborhood organizations can choose to display information in a fully staffed exhibit space or a stand-alone, shared resource table as part of NCR's Neighborhood Showcase. Last year, just under 700 people attended the conference. We had 14 neighborhoods participating in the showcase and 2 neighborhood organizations with full booths in the exhibit hall.

If you cannot attend the conference, but would like to arrange for NCR staff to display information about your neighborhood organization, contact or your assigned neighborhood specialist.

Spread the word!

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Check back on the event page,, the week of January 25, 2019 for a link to download a free Metro Transit pass for your transportation to the conference.


The Community Connections Conference is also made possible by CenterPoint Energy.

For questions, accommodations or alternative formats, please contact Neighborhood and Community Relations at 612-673-3737 or email us at People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 agents at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 •  Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 • Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.