Updates, history, and content from neighbors in and around the Wedge
Run for the LHENA Board
The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) is governed by a Board composed of eleven community members. At present there is one vacant seat, which is set to be filled at the next LHENA Board Meeting on Wednesday, July 18th. All community members are welcome to run -- votes will be cast by current Board members at the meeting. More info and an application here.
Online applications are due July 15th.
Meet our Board of Directors
For questions, email Executive Director Paul Shanafelt at email@example.com.
NRP Contract Language Change Proposal
At the July 18th Board meeting, LHENA members will be able to vote on a proposed language change in our NRP funding contract 15.1.1 regarding Crime & Safety.
The current contract language is in gray, while the proposed additions are in red:
Work with the Minneapolis Police Department and surrounding neighborhoods to carry out directed patrols along commercial corridors, residential streets and along alleys. LHENA will contract with community-based organizations to provide conflict resolution and safety trainings for residents and businesses.
To reduce crime, improve safety, and increase police visibility and communication in neighborhood, LHENA will continue to contract with the Minneapolis Police Department to receive "buy-back" police bike and beat patrol service in Lowry Hill East. The Lowry Hill East Finance Committee, with neighborhood staff assistance, will annually evaluate guidelines, scope of services, and progress of the program with the Police Department. MPD 5th Precinct will notify officers of buy-back hours available for this program, schedule hours with officers based on times and locations requested by neighborhood representatives, and provide typed (not hand written) reports monthly to the neighborhood association about the officers' participation and arrests or incidents derived from the patrols, including notation of business contacts. Police officers to use MPD-provided bicycles (Lowry Hill East NRP funds not allocated for cost of bicycles).
Additionally LHENA will contract with community-based organizations to provide conflict resolution and safety trainings for residents and businesses. The LHENA Finance Committee will evaluate each funding request and provide a recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval. The Community Life and Safety Committee, along with LHENA staff, will supervise the programming and will submit a comprehensive written summary upon a contract's completion. The Board of Directors will continue to provide oversight throughout the duration of a contract for services.
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 18th
2909 Hennepin Ave S
The Wedge Gnome Scavenger Hunt
The great Wedge Gnome Scavenger Hunt is back for another year!
There are two ways to play:
1) display a gnome in your front yard or front-facing window;
2) hunt for gnomes in the Wedge, snap photos, and tag them on social media to win prizes from neighborhood businesses!
Or do both!
Anyone can participate, and there's no registration required. Prize winners include best gnome photograph, most gnomes tagged, best residential gnome, and more!
Saturday, July 21st at 8:00AM
Sunday, July 22nd at 8:00PM
Social media tags (use these to tag your gnome photos!):
Want to learn more? Send an email to Community Life & Safety Committee chair Alicia Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brew Houses of the Wedge - Walking Tour
Join passionate local historian Kathy Kullberg for a walking tour of Brew Houses in the Wedge! See the homes of former beer brewers, get your steps in, meet neighbors. Weather permitting, we'll end up at LynLake Brewery for a beer.
See the facebook event page to get your free tickets.
Brew Houses of the Wedge - Walking Tour
Tuesday, July 3rd
Departs from Mueller Park at 6:45pm. If you live closer to Uptown, meet outside our office (2909 Hennepin Ave) at 6:30pm for a group walk to the park.