2014 Annual Meeting Update

On behalf of the DMNA Board of Directors, thank you to everyone who came out to the Annual Meeting on October 21 at the Depot. We had great turnout for the event, with over 160 people in attendance.

Thank you to our guest speakers, including Third Ward Council Member Jacob Frey; Joseph Desenclos from St. Stephen’s; First Precinct Inspector Medaria Arradondo; Ginger Kranz, the new principal of Webster School; RiverWest resident Eric Laska; Steve Cramer, President and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council; and Dan Collison, Executive Director of the East Downtown Council. We greatly appreciate that they took the time to participate in the DMNA Annual Meeting this year.

A big thank you also goes out to the volunteers who assisted with the sign-in and election processes: Chad Brown, Lauren Brown, Jay and Leo Dworsky, Kim Eslinger, and Rick Kittock. We greatly appreciate your help! Finally, thank you to the DMNA Board for helping plan and organize this year’s Annual Meeting.

Special recognition goes out to board member Laurie Jones for her outstanding outreach and engagement efforts and to board member Peter Zenner for securing the location at the Depot and for creating the wonderful videos that were shown at the event. If you were unable to attend the Annual Meeting this year, below are links to the videos, which are now posted to YouTube.

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DMNA Interviews

Congratulations to the newly elected DMNA board members: Nick Cichowicz, Ken Searl, Carletta Sweet and Dave Tinjum. They join existing board members Chad DiDonato, Laurie Jones, Claudia Kittick and Peter Zenner.

The next DMNA Board meeting is coming up on Thursday, November 6, at 6 p.m., at Open Book. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend. The meeting agenda is posted on the DMNA Web site under Events and News: www.thedmna.org.