Invitation from Mayor Jacob Frey to join us at the conference & new workshop added for City contracts

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A Message from Mayor Jacob Frey

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Mayor Frey invites you to join him and City Council members at the Community Connections Conference on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

"We really want everyone across the city to be engaged in making the City government and our neighborhoods work together to effectively engage all of our residents. We need your collaboration, your ideas, your energy to make the City the very best we can be." - Mayor Frey


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.

Workshop Highlight: How to contract with the City

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Are you ready for eSupplier?

Beginning February 11, all vendors with the City will be using the City’s new eSupplier Connect portal. This portal will be a two-way communication tool. Come learn more at two workshops – one geared specifically towards neighborhood and community organizations, and one for all City vendors. These workshops will be led by City of Minneapolis Procurement staff. Read more workshop descriptions here...

Exhibitor Highlight: Transportation Action Plan & Vision Zero

Vision Zero Minneapolis website home page safer streets together In Minneapolis even one death on our streets is too many.

Visit the Transportation Action Plan and Vision Zero joint exhibit at this year's conference to learn more and give your input about the City's transportation action plans.

Transportation Action Plan

The Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan (TAP) is a ten-year action plan to guide future planning, design, and implementation of transportation projects. Stop by to learn about TAP goals and give feedback on TAP metrics.

Vision Zero

The Vision Zero movement aims to eliminate deaths and life-altering injuries on our streets.  To reach this ambitious goal, we are working with people from across our community to develop a Minneapolis Vision Zero Action Plan, which will outline our path moving forward.

Resources for Sharing the Conference

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Are you attending the 2019 conference? Don't forget to invite your community to come and join you.

Program Overview & Updates

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

  • An opening discussion, Connecting Activism to Change.
  • An exhibit hall with over 100 exhibitors from a wide variety of organizations, from healthcare and tenants' rights organizations to sustainability and public schools.
  • Interactive workshops.
  • An opportunity to learn about and apply for City appointed boards and commissions.
  • A legal clinic on immigration, family and housing law courtesy of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Volunteer Lawyers Network, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and The Advocates for Human Rights.
  • A community round table with Mayor Frey and Minneapolis City Council members about the City of Minneapolis’s racial equity action plan.
  • Free food.

Community Partners

Thank you to our 2019 community partners, the Minneapolis American Indian Center, Turning Point, the Lao Advancement Organization of America, the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota and Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES).



Starting the week of January 28, download and print a free MetroTransit pass for your transportation to the conference from


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.