Nokomis East Neighborhood Association

Want to be part of NENA Giving Garden?


Are you interested in gardening, building community, and raising food for good local causes? You should get involved with the NENA Giving Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls (5212 41st Ave. S). Planning meetings on February 22 and March 15. All are welcome!

Annual Meeting & Community Meal
NENA's popular event returns in person, and we will be serving one of our community's favorite hot spots - Dominquez Family Restaurant! Join us on April 28, 2022, at Crosstown Covenant Church (5540 30th Ave. S.) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for our community meal, vote for board candidates, hear about the new strategic plan, and get involved in your community! Learn more online at

Run for a Seat on NENA’s Board
You can run for a seat on the NENA Board. Serving on the board is a great volunteering opportunity to connect to your community and build leadership skills. Board candidate information and the online application are now available at Online, telephone, and in-person voting at the Annual meeting will be offered for Nokomis East to elect its NENA leaders.

Strategic plan and NRP Plan Modification
The NENA Board will present our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, including a multi-year strategy for funding housing, commercial, streetscape, environmental, diversity, safety and livability, and community engagement projects initiated by the neighborhood.
To implement the next strategy plan, NENA's board also recommends a NRP Plan Modification to reposition city funding allocated to Nokomis East. The board will share details with our community about the updated community priorities and funding strategies and ask for a vote of approval from the community at the annual meeting.

NENA Food Truck Rally
Save April 23 for the spring Food Truck Rally and join your neighbors for great food, live music, lots of mingling, and raising funds for NENA’s community programming. More info at

Start Planning Your Spring Projects
Check out the housing resources available through NENA for homeowners, renters, and residential property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods of Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah. We offer small matching grants for Curb Appeal and Home Security projects. NENA offers up to $7,500 through our Staying in Place grant program. And we also have a home improvement loan program with competitive rates and the home emergency repair forgivable home loans for income-qualified residents. Visit for more information.

Upcoming online meetings 6:30 p.m.
03/01/2022: NENA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
3/15/2022: Giving Garden planning meeting
03/24/2022: NENA Board of Directors
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