SAENA’s Leadership

Board of Directors

SAENA’s Board of Directors is governed by up to 9 elected board members who live, represent a business, or own property in the neighborhood. Board and community meetings are held monthly on the 4th Tuesday of every month in the evening.

Board of Director members are energetic, strategically-minded leaders to help SAENA and our neighborhoods thrive.

Contact Christina at christina@saenaminneapolis.org for more information.


SAENA employs staff to manage the day-to-day operations of our neighborhood-based nonprofit.

  • Christina Perfetti, Executive Director

Current board members

  • Phil Jones, President
  • Jenny Ackerson, Vice President
  • Scott Raw, Treasurer
  • Brenda Kayzar, Secretary
  • Emily Carr, Director
  • Ryan Stopera, Director
  • Jordan Bennett, Director
  • Dave Hauser, Director

Board member requirements & duties

SAENA board members are residents of St. Anthony East, representatives from neighborhood businesses, and/or owners of property within St. Anthony East.

Here’s how board members serve the neighborhood:

  • Commit to a two-year term
  • Dedicate a total of about six hours per month
  • Attend monthly board and community meetings on the 4th Tuesday of every month starting at 7pm
  • Serve on a committee and volunteer for community events

SAENA board members adopt a personal commitment while serving. The personal commitment details the expectations and duties of a board member. See the personal commitment here.

Join the board

We are currently taking applications for an open board seat on a rolling basis. Email info@saenaminneapolis.org if you’d more information!

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Board of Directors meeting minutes

Board of Directors meeting agendas