Congratulations to the board member-elects who were voted by their neighbors at the April 18th Annual Meeting to serve on the LHENA board!
(L-R): Alexandra Bowen, Joe Knaeble, Katlyn Flannery, Patty O’Keefe, Joe Huber, Rachel Usher
Joe Knaeble was re-elected; all others are serving for the first time.
Get to know your 2018 LHENA early* board candidates here!
Elections will be held at our Annual Meeting this Wednesday at Jefferson Community School. Doors open at 5:30pm, election at 7:30pm.
*Candidate nominations from the floor may take place at the meeting.
Wednesday, April 18th
Jefferson Community School (cafeteria)
1200 W 26th St
Entry is at Door 5, Parking Lot side by the Playground
We're excited to present to you this year's Wedge-wide Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 18th at Jefferson Community School! This is our chance to meet new neighbors, reconnect with old ones, chat with your representatives, hear about what we’ve accomplished as a community this past year, develop our organization's leadership, and show ourselves what’s possible when we work together.
Social time is between 5:30-6:30, with free neighborhood food and info on local activity. The meeting will begin at 6:30, where we’ll hear about all that’s been accomplished this past year, learn more about what projects are currently underway, and elect six new LHENA board members.
VIEW early board candidates.
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Please remember to bring proof of residency -- either a government-issued ID or recent utility bill with your Lowry Hill East address listed. Nonresidents who own one or more properties, or own or lease one or more properties used by one or more legal businesses or nonprofits in The Wedge, are also eligible to vote -- proof of property/business ownership will be required. This will grant you a ballot, with which you can vote on new neighborhood leadership. Voter registration for late arrivals will continue until the election begins at 7:30.
Annual Meeting Agenda:
5:30: Registration, social, resource tables
6:30: President's welcome
6:45: Community Workshopping
7:30: Board Elections
8:00: "EmojiComm" Social
8:30: Neighbor/Project of the Year Awards
8:40: Board Election Results
Childcare provided. If you are in need of translation, interpretation, or other accessibility services, please contact LHENA Executive Director, Paul Shanafelt (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least one week prior to the meeting.
Tuesday, April 10th
2934 Lyndale Ave S
Pizza and a Pint is normally only once a quarter, but we're putting on a special edition ahead of the upcoming Annual Meeting. Come to LynLake Brewery for free pizza and tasty beer (sorry not free) while you hang out with neighbors! Everyone is welcome, renters, condo or home owners, anyone.
This is also a great way to get involved at a local level. Your neighborhood has a lot of good stuff going on, come eat/drink and learn about:
- How to make things happen in our community around issues of the environment, community life, housing cost and quality, renters rights, and more;
- Serving the community as a LHENA board member;
- Nominating a neighbor of the year or neighborhood project of the year; and
- The April 18th neighborhood-wide Annual Meeting.
And bring a pal or two!
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LHENA's Organics Recycling Program, started by our Environmental Committee's own Katlyn Flannery, was featured in the Southwest Journal!
"Flannery, who minored in sustainability studies, joined the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Environmental Committee in the months after the election. She said expanding organics access for renters was a good target for an initial project, adding that she wanted to make it more convenient for herself as well."
Read the article.
Sign up for the organics program.
This year’s Wedge-wide Annual Meeting is right around the corner (April 18th); we’re getting excited for this one. Our Annual Meeting is a chance to meet new neighbors, reconnect with old ones, hear about what we’ve accomplished as a community this past year, develop our organization's leadership, and show ourselves what’s possible when we work together.
Please join us for an info session to learn how you can help make the event a success. No experience necessary, just looking for friendly faces! We'll have food and drink, but bring your drink of choice if you feel inclined.
At the LHENA office in Uptown (2909 Hennepin Ave. on the 2nd floor) -- press the call button and we'll buzz you in.
Annual Meeting Info Session
Thursday, March 29th
2909 Hennepin Ave S (2nd floor)
The City released Minneapolis 2040 yesterday, which is a Comprehensive Plan meant to shape the future growth of Minneapolis. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, environmental sustainability, and how we use our streets.
The draft Comprehensive Plan is made up of policies, action steps, goals, topics, and maps, which can all be found in this interactive website.
The City is currently reaching out to the Minneapolis community to discuss this draft plan and to encourage review and feedback. In addition to upcoming in-person engagement opportunities, you can submit feedback via the 2040 website. The period for public comment closes on July 22nd.
The Minneapolis City Council is considering a street reconstruction project on Hennepin Ave between Douglas Ave and W. Lake St. The Hennepin Ave reconstruction project is currently proposed in the City's Capital Improvement Program for the year 2023.
Public Works is conducting preliminary planning work this year in order to submit an application for federal transportation funding that would help support the project in addition to local funding. Prior to submitting the grant application this summer, Public Works will be seeking community input on the future design of Hennepin Ave.
Public Works will hold an informational Open House meeting to introduce the scope of the Hennepin Ave reconstruction project and discuss the purpose of the initial planning work in 2018. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11th from 6-8pm. The format of this meeting will be an Open House with no formal presentation; please feel free to arrive at any time between the scheduled hours.
Information Open House
Wednesday, April 11th
Jefferson Community School
1200 W 26th St
Public Works staff will be present to answer questions and there will be opportunities to provide general feedback about the corridor. There will also be future opportunities in spring of 2018 to review potential corridor concepts and provide feedback.
Additional info can be found on the project website.
If you have any questions or would like additional info, please contact project planner Becca Hughes at Rebecca.email@example.com or 612-673-3594.
The LHENA board will convene for its monthly meeting this Wednesday, March 21st. If you are in need of translation, interpretation, or other accessibility services, please contact LHENA Executive Director, Paul Shanafelt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 612.367.6468. The public is welcome to attend.
See below for the draft meeting agenda.
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 21st
2909 Hennepin Ave (2nd floor)