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Alicia has worked tirelessly to help create an inclusive, safer, and tighter-knit Wedge neighborhood. LHENA honored Alicia’s commitment to her community by presenting her with the Wedge Neighbor of the Year award at the April 17th Annual Neighborhood Meeting.
Alicia had a hand in numerous community projects this past year. She created multiple partnerships with Jefferson Elementary School, which led to funding environmental field trips for 7th and 8th grade students, and for educational programming and supplies; Alicia established a partnership with the Conflict Resolution Center, which now offers free housing mediation for Lowry Hill East renters and landlords; she has set up several meetings and workshops to give the community access to officers and leadership from the Minneapolis Police Department’s 5th precinct; Alicia chaired the neighborhood’s community life and safety committee, served on her neighborhood board, and helped write LHENA’s first ever strategic plan; she had the idea to bring the Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention program to the neighborhood, where expert staff from the Sexual Violence Center offered free trainings to the community for combating sexual violence and harassment. This project was so successful that Minneapolis Community Education picked up the program and will now offer it city-wide starting later this year; Alicia also helped start the Uptown Safe Bars initiative, which is a partnership with Outfront Minnesota, Canvas Health, and local bars to bring bystander training to bar staff.; she organized several family events in Mueller Park last summer; and restarted and coordinated the famous Wedge gnome scavenger hunt.
Congratulations, Alicia, on this well deserved honor.
THANK YOU to the 33 volunteers who pitched in to clean up our neighborhood on Saturday! We collected a total of 233 lbs: 176 lbs of Trash, 43 lbs of Recycling, and 4 lbs of Compost. ♻️🚮🌎
Last chance this round to comment on initial concept designs for Mueller Park!
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) recently published two initial proposals for the future Mueller Park (see .pdf below). MPRB has generously offered those of us in the Wedge a meeting to provide feedback on the two proposals before the design team drafts updated concepts.
Please come Monday, April 29th to see the plans and share your comments. Our representative from the MPRB will be available from 6:00PM – 7:30PM.
Mueller Park Comment Session
Monday, April 29th
2744 Lyndale Ave S
6:00 – 6:30 Review Plans and talk to park representatives
6:30 – 7:00 Overview of process for park redesign and group discussion
7:00 – 7:30 Park representatives available for questions and feedback.
Congratulations to those who were elected by our community to represent them on the LHENA Board! (L-R): Kari Johnson, Alicia Gibson, Bernadette Knaeble, Manny Minter, Katie Jones. Not pictured: Jordan Millikan.