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NENA Notes Apr. 2019

Posted on 25 March 2019 by calvin

Annual Meeting
NENA members will elect Board of Directors members at its Annual Election and Community Meal on Thur., April 25, at Crosstown Covenant Church (5540 30th Ave. S.). Dinner will be served at 5:30pm, and the event will formally begin at 6pm. Each year neighbors from all over East Nokomis gather at this annual event, coming together to make their neighborhoods a better, stronger and healthier place to live.

Nokomis East’s 2019 Annual Meeting will provide updates on what the organization has been working on and the plans for the future. It’s an opportunity for members of our community to get involved and connect with each other. Activities will be provided for families attending with children.

In 2019, NENA has eight Board seats up for election—one seat from each of the four neighborhoods, three at-large seats and a replacement seat. Residents (homeowners and renters), property owners and businesses (owners and employees) from Nokomis East are encouraged to run for a board member seat. Members serving on the NENA Board will have the opportunity to shape the future of our community.

The NENA Board meets once a month for most of the year.

NENA Board Information Session
Neighborhood Board positions are ideal for community members looking to get engaged in community leadership and foster neighborhood connections. No previous Board experience is needed. Interested individuals are encouraged to the Board Information Session on April 11, 7:30pm, in the NENA Office. Learn more about serving on the board and hear from current NENA Board Members about their experience. Those interested in learning more about the Board can also schedule a time to meet with Becky Timm, NENA’s Executive Director. Visit NENA’s website ( for more information, dates for upcoming meetings and the nomination form.

South Minneapolis Green Fair
The South Minneapolis Green Fair is an ideal place for those looking to make changes that add up to a significant benefit for the environment. Organizations and businesses who are experts in sustainability are on hand to help with a switch to an electric vehicle, reducing kitchen waste, lowering water usage, and a wide variety of other topics.

In addition to dozens of exhibitors, this event offers expert presenters who offer a jump start on these changes, from downsizing sustainably during a move and handling inherited items to planning a climate change resilient yard.

The South Minneapolis Green Fair is on Sat., Apr. 13 from 12-4pm at Roosevelt High School (4029 28th Ave. S.). View the list of exhibitors and presenters, along with other details, at

34th Ave. preconstruction meeting
The final preconstruction community meeting for the 34th Ave. project will be held Tues., Apr. 2, from 6:30-7:30pm at Morris Park Recreation Center (5531 39th Ave. S.). The contracted road construction company and staff from the City of Minneapolis Public Works will present an updated timeline for construction and will be available to answer questions. Construction is expected to begin in mid-April. Visit the NENA 34th Ave. reconstruction project page at for notes from previous meetings and further project plan information.

Upcoming meetings and events:
4/2/19, 6:30pm: 34th Ave. Preconstruction Meeting, Morris Park Recreation Center, 5531 39th Ave. S.
4/3/19, 6:30pm: NENA Housing, Commercial, and Streetscape Committee, NENA Office, 4313 E. 54th St.
4/10/19, 6:30pm: NENA Green Initiatives Committee, NENA Office
4/11/19, 7:30pm: NENA Board Information Session, NENA Office
4/25/19, 5:30pm: NENA Annual Meeting, Crosstown Covenant Church, 5540 30th Ave. S.