2018 Community Connections Conference

The Community Connections Conference is a city-wide event hosted annually by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Join community members, non-profits, City departments and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community.

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Join the Mayor and members of the Minneapolis City Council to participate in a facilitated dialogue about community priorities. At the conclusion of the roundtable, the policymakers will “rise and report” on the key themes and issues they heard at their tables. The total feedback will be gathered and included in a final conference report.

This session will be held from 2:45pm – 3:45pm to close out the day.


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Don’t miss the opportunity to join community members, non-profits, City departments and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community.

This year’s conference features a dynamic program with the theme of Aspire, Collaborate and Transform. Come learn about civic engagement opportunities, community partnerships, social justice initiatives, and ways to shape local government policies.

To learn more about the conference and its dynamic workshops, please visit the Community Connections Conference page


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Free bus passes for the conference

Metro Transit is offering free rides to the Community Connections Conference! Transit passes are available for attendees to print and use the day of. Attendees can use the bus and light rail to travel to and from the conference. You must download and print the pass from the Metro Transit Pass website.

To plan your route to the conference, call 612-373-3333 or use Metro Transit’s website: metrotransit.org.

St. Anthony Park Planning Session

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Join St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association and St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization for a session led by Carrie Christensen, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  The session is related to the work currently being done by the East of the River Parks Master Plan Community Advisory Committee, more information here.

The meeting will be held on Monday, January 29 at 6:30pm at MainStreet Lodge, 909 Main St NE, Lower-level Community Room. See you there!

Take online survey to help create long-term plan for neighborhood parks in NE/SE Minneapolis

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Share your thoughts, ideas and experiences to help create long-term plan for parks in NE/SE Minneapolis

Do you use neighborhood parks in Northeast or Southeast Minneapolis? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

The East of the River Park Master Plan will create cohesive long-term plans for 36 Minneapolis park properties east of the Mississippi River. The project launched last fall. Since then, MPRB staff have hosted two official Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings, visited 18 different community events and worked with a Youth Design Team to begin developing the plan.

Now there’s an online survey available for people who may not have the time to find us out in the community or attend CAC meetings. Please take a few minutes to reflect on and share your experiences in NE/SE Minneapolis parks. Survey responses will be accepted until Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

East of the River Park Master Plan Survey

Share the survey using the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/East_of_the_River_Park_Master_Plan

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Tell us what you think!

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Over the past year, City planners have been doing a lot of listening about the future of Minneapolis. One theme we’ve heard is that everyone must benefit from a growing city. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all. We have some ideas on how to achieve that, and would like to hear your thoughts.

We want to hear from you!

Engage in Person at Community Meetings in December

Please attend one of the following interactive engagement events. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by artists and City staff, as well as free food from local businesses.

Saturday, Dec. 2
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Van Cleve Park Gym
901 15th Ave. SE
Co-hosted by SE Como, Waite Park, and Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods

Tuesday, Dec. 5
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Farview Park Gym
621 29th Ave.N
Co-hosted by Hawthorne neighborhood

Saturday, Dec. 9
10 a.m.-noon
Roosevelt High School gym
4029 28th Ave. S
Co-hosted by Standish Ericsson and Corcoran neighborhoods

Monday, Dec. 11
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Park multi-purpose room
4055 Nicollet Ave.
Co-hosted by Tangletown, Kingfield, Armatage and Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association

Engage Online and with your friends

  • Starting November 20, visit www.minneapolis2040.com and check out our new interactive content and leave feedback
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit to host your own engagement meetings and report back

About Minneapolis 2040

Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan will cover topics such as housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.

East of the River Park Meetings

Next East of the River Park Master Plan meeting is Tuesday, November 28

Meeting notes and presentation from the first Community Advisory Committee meeting posted online

Thank you to all of the community members who helped kick off the East of the River Park Master Plan last month. We had a great turnout and look forward to working with everyone to create a great plan for Northeast/Southeast Minneapolis neighborhood parks. 

Meeting notes and a presentation from the October meeting have been posted online. Click the link below to view.

East of the River Park Master Plan CAC Meeting #1 Recap

The next East of the River Park Master Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, 6-8 pm at Waite Recreation Center, 1810 34th Ave. NE. The  December meeting is scheduled Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, 6-8 pm at Columbia Manor, 3300 Central Ave. NE.

We will cover Racial Equity and Community Engagement at the Nov. 28 CAC meeting and Park and Service Area visioning at the Dec. 18 meeting. Children’s activities and free food will be provided! All CAC meetings are open to the public.

East of the River Park Master Plan CAC Meeting #2

Date: November 28, 2017

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Waite Recreation Center

Address: 1810 34th Ave. NE

Topic: Racial Equity and Community Engagement

East of the River Park Master Plan CAC Meeting #3

Date: December 18, 2017

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Columbia Manor
Address: 3300 Central Ave. NE

Topic: Park and Service Area Visioning

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Minneapolis 2040 Open Houses

Minneapolis.The Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development wants to hear from YOU! Join your neighbors in shaping our city to become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all.

Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan will cover topics such as housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.

Over the past year, City planners have learned a lot from Minneapolis residents about the future of our city. We’ve heard that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. You told us that it can be difficult to access jobs that are not located nearby. We’ve heard concerns about the rising cost of housing, and that not everyone has access to the type of housing that meets their needs. We’ve also heard that people value well-designed and environmentally sustainable buildings, and that there is a desire for the city to be more walkable, bikeable, and mass transit-friendly.

Please attend one of four upcoming family friendly, interactive open houses in early December. Enjoy complimentary refreshments from local vendors. For more information and to sign up for updates at minneapolis2040.com.