LHENA Strategic Plan 2019-2020
The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) is developing a strategic plan to help guide the work it does in “the Wedge” neighborhood through 2020. In order to develop this plan, LHENA would like to share some thoughts on how the organization envisions working with the community the next two years. We also want to hear what is important to you. To see LHENA's thoughts and to share your own, please take our Strategic Plan Survey.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss your ideas at a Strategic Planning Workshop. This is a great opportunity to join your fellow neighbors to discuss the future of our shared community directly with LHENA staff and board members.
LHENA Strategic Plan Workshop
Sunday, February 3rd
Complimentary coffee from Dogwood
LHENA will utilize your feedback to create a strategic plan draft by mid-February. We will then take public comment on the draft before having a vote at our March 20th board meeting to adopt the plan. Our goal is to publicly release the final strategic plan at our April 17th Annual Meeting. We encourage you to continue engaging with the additional opportunities to provide feedback throughout this process. Your voice is helpful and integral to how LHENA serves your community.
Since 1970, LHENA has been a means for neighbors to come together, connect, and organize in service to “the Wedge” neighborhood between Hennepin Avenue, Lyndale Avenue, and Lake Street. Recent LHENA initiatives have included financially supporting Jefferson Community School programs, creating two organics recycling programs for renters, co-establishing the Minneapolis Solar Co-op, hosting several neighborhood cleanups, providing free community education workshops, offering free community meals, hosting multiple social events, and helping Wedge residents actualize their community project ideas through our Request for Funding program.
LHENA is governed by an 11-member board of directors comprised of Wedge residents. Additionally, LHENA has six active committees that plan events, discuss issues, float project ideas, and channel their passions.
LHENA has two full-time staff members: Executive Director Paul Shanafelt and Community Outreach Manager Scott Melamed. The organization is financially supported through the City’s Community Participation Program, the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, grants, and donations.