Neighborhoods 2020 program guidelines available for review and comment

Neighborhoods 2020

Program guidelines available for review and comment through April 17

Dear community leaders,

The draft Neighborhoods 2020 Program Guidelines are now available for review and public comment. The official public comment period will be held from February 28 to April 17, 2020.

Since 2016, the NCR department has been holding conversations with community and neighborhood leaders and elected officials about the needs and goals of our growing and vibrant city and identifying the role that neighborhoods should play in meeting them. We are excited to bring forward this culmination of work.

There has been a tremendous amount of volunteer and staff time dedicated to Neighborhoods 2020 and the best ways to support and enhance the City’s 70 neighborhood organizations starting in 2020 and beyond. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of volunteers and community members that contributed their time, talent and energy into this initiative. The tremendous value neighborhoods play in our city was reflected in your commitment and dedication.

The draft Neighborhoods 2020 Program Guidelines are centered on building equity in our community. The City has worked closely with neighborhoods, community members and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) on the development of the guidelines. The guidelines align with the City’s adopted Strategic Racial Equity Plan and the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which states that “Minneapolis will have an equitable civic participation system that enfranchises everyone, recognizes the core and vital service neighborhood organizations provide to the City of Minneapolis, and builds people’s long-term capacity to organize and improve their lives and neighborhoods.”

To view the draft Neighborhoods 2020 Programs Guidelines, go to: NCR will be holding community informational meetings. All meetings will have interpreters available. These meetings provide a space where residents can submit public comments. Current meeting dates include:

  • March 9: Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC) - 6:00-8:00p.m.- 2001 Plymouth Avenue N. Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • April 2: Northeast Park and Recreation Center - 6:00-8:00p.m. - 1530 Johnson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

You may allow submit comments in the following ways:




Text Messaging and Voicemail

Español: (612) 404-2978
Hmoob: (612) 367-6548
Soomaaliga: (612) 404-2978
English: (612) 518-8743

US Postal Service Mail

Neighborhood and Community Relations
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 425
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Comments must be received by 11:59p.m., April 17.

The NCR department plans to bring final Neighborhoods 2020 Program Guidelines to the City Council’s Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights and Engagement (PECE) Committee in May 2020.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your neighborhood or community specialist at NCR.

Thank you very much for your time and contributions.


David Rubedor

Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations
ADA Title II Coordinator
City of Minneapolis – Neighborhood and Community Relations
Crown Roller Mill, Room 425
105 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Office: 612-673-3129


For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact NCR at 612-673-3737 or

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