The Community Life & Safety Committee will meet this Thursday, April 26 from 6-7:30pm at the LHENA offices for its first meeting of the LHENA year. This is a brand new committee! Join your neighbors to rethink our relationship to safety and embark on tending to the life of the community itself. If you know anyone who might be interested in joining in on the fun/work, please invite them!
April 26 Agenda:
1) Elect the Chair
2) Create a list of group expectations
3) Determine the next year's schedule of meeting times
4) Review feedback from the Annual Meeting (generated during its two community workshops)
5) Review projects: Park Programming; Gnome Hunt; Lyndale Open Streets, NNO, Sexual Assault Prevention; Pedestrian Safety; Jefferson; implicit bias training
6) New Business: reading group, partnership with the Conflict Resolution Center
WHERE: 2909 Hennepin Ave S, there is a buzzer where we will let you in to our shared office space at LikeMinds
WHEN: April 26, 6-7:30p
Please feel free to bring snacks and beverages.
It has been more than two years since the Lowry Hill East Historic District was nominated and approved by Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED). In this last week of February 2018 the historic signage was placed on the street corner boundaries. The first historic district recognition in the neighborhood showcases the largely intact core of housing that was constructed in Lowry Hill East primarily between 1890 and 1920.
To learn more, visit the History Committee's web page or attend their first committee meeting on May 1st.
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 (email@example.com) 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.