Ward 3 Candidates Forum

Thank you to everyone who attended the DMNA’s Ward 3 Candidates Forum on Tuesday night at the Central Public Library.  The forum provided good insight into three of the candidates running for the Ward 3 City Council seat. For more information on who’s running for office on November 7 and the election process, please visit http://vote.minneapolismn.gov/.

Successful Washington Avenue Cleanup Event on September 9

Thank you to everyone who participated in our joint cleanup event with the North Loop Neighborhood Association this past Saturday. We had great weather and a nice turnout. Keep your eyes open for another similar event soon.

DMNA Board Meeting on September 18 at the Mill City Museum

The next DMNA Board meeting is Monday, September 18, at 5:45 p.m., at the Mill City Museum.  The DMNA will host a Community Conversation with the Super Bowl Host Committee, representatives from Green Minneapolis / The Commons and City staff regarding big events that impact the Downtown Community

Minutes from the July 17, Board Meeting
DMNA September Outreach and Collaboration
July and August Financial Report
DMNA NRP Phase II Status as of 8/31/2017
July Bank Statement
August Bank Statement
DMNA Neighborhood Coordinator / Finance Coordinator July staff report 
DMNA Neighborhood Coordinator / Finance Coordinator August staff report 
Neighborhood Demographic information from NCR
Draft Grievance Process for the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission
Neighborhoods 2020 Cafés: Reporting Back to the Community
DMNA Board of Directors 2017 Election Information
DMNA Bylaws

DMNA Land Use Committee meeting on September 5

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is Tuesday, September 5, at 6 p.m., at the Mill City Museum in the ADM Room.

Meeting Agenda

DMNA – NLNA Washington Avenue Clean-Up Day on September 9

The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association and the North Loop Neighborhood Association are partnering to host a clean-up event on Washington Avenue on Saturday morning, September 9. Volunteers from the DMNA and the NLNA will meet at the Whole Foods on Hennepin Avenue at 10 a.m. The DMNA will pick up trash and litter along Washington Avenue from Hennepin Avenue to Portland Avenue S. This is our first clean-up event in the neighborhood and we hope to do more. Please help us make it a success. Bring a neighbor, co-worker or friend with you! Please RSVP via https://goo.gl/forms/GmQNSb7YkXyBmECn2 so that we have an idea about how many volunteers to expect. If you are unable to access the google form, please RVSP via Eventbrite at https://dmnawashingtonavecleanuprsvp.eventbrite.com/

DMNA 2017 Annual Meeting at Open Book on October 24

The 2017 Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Open Book in the 2nd Floor Performance Hall.

The feature of this year’s meeting will be a Public Forum on 800 Washington Avenue S., also known as the Guthrie Liner Parcel. Previous development proposals for this site have failed to come to fruition. The City intends to redraft and reissue an RFP for 800 Washington Avenue S., at some point in the near future. The DMNA wants to know what your vision is for this unique and highly visible vacant property in Downtown East. Come to the DMNA Annual Meeting to express your thoughts and opinions. Representatives from CPED and Council Member Jacob Frey’s office will be at the meeting to hear from you.

Elections to the DMNA Board of Directors will also take place at the annual meeting. There are four board seats up for election. Three of the seats have a three-year term; and one has a one-year term. If you have an interest in running for a seat on the DMNA Board, please send an email with your name, address, contact email and phone, as well as a statement explaining why you would like to sit on the DMNA Board to DMNA Neighborhood Coordinator Christie Rock Hantge at christie@thedmna.org.

DMNA Third Ward City Council Candidates Forum on September 12

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It’s a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.

There are seven events planned in the Downtown East and Downtown West neighborhoods, including the following:

  • North Loop: Target Field Station, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Mill District: Gold Medal Park, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

For more information, as well as a list of all local National Night Out events, please visit the City of Minneapolis’ NNO Web page.


DMNA Land Use Committee meeting on August 8, at the Mill City Museum

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m., at the Mill City Museum in the ADM Room.  This is one week later than normal, due to National Night Out on August 1.

Meeting Agenda

DMNA Board Meeting on July 17, at the Mill City Museum

The next DMNA Board meeting is Monday, July 17, at 5:45 p.m., at the Mill City Museum in the Cargill Room.

Agenda – REVISED Today
Minutes from the June 19, Board Meeting
DMNA July Outreach and Collaboration
June Financial Report
DMNA Neighborhood Coordinator / Finance Coordinator June staff report 
MPRB presentation regarding directing Parkland Dedication Fees to The Commons
Star Tribune Article – Downtown’s Commons park $8M funding gap could be solved with development fees