DMNA Board Meets on November 20, at 5:45 p.m., at the MCM

The next DMNA Board meeting is on Monday, November 20, at 5:45 p.m., at the Mill City Museum in the ADM Room.

Agenda
Minutes from the October 16, Board Meeting
DMNA November Outreach and Collaboration
October Financial Report – PDF
October Financial Report – Excel
DMNA Fund Balance Spreadsheet as of 10/31/2017
Resolution to reinstate NRP language in CPP contracts
House of Charity Capital Campaign Presentation
House of Charity Capital Summary
Northeast Park Community Survey
DMNA Letter of Support – NFL Live liquor license application
DMNA Letter of Support – Prime 6 liquor license application
DMNA Letter of Support – 317 S. 2nd Avenue – Hotel Conversion Project
DMNA October Neighborhood Coordinator / Finance Coordinator Staff Report

Land Use Committee meets on November 8 at the MCM

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is on November 8, at the Mill City Museum in the Cargill Room.

AGENDA – REVISED

DMNA 2017 Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who came to the DMNA Annual Meeting this past Tuesday night, October 24, at Open Book.  We had a great turnout of community members.

The meeting was moderated by DMNA Board Chair Joe Tamburino.  He introduced the DMNA Board and provided a list of the organization’s 2017 accomplishments.  DMNA Treasurer Dianne Walsh gave a financial update.  She provided information on the DMNA’s various funding sources: the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, the Community Participation Program and the Neighborhood Priorities Plan.

Next, Council Member Jacob Frey gave the Ward 3 Update.  He highlighted the numerous development projects under construction in the downtown community, as well as commented on a few in the pipeline.  He thanked the community for allowing him to serve them for the past four years, and said he will remain engaged in the City regardless of the outcome of the Mayoral election on November 7.

Following CM Frey’s update, DMNA Board Member Travis Nordgaard facilitated a public forum on 800 Washington Avenue.  Emily Stern and Andrea Brennan from CPED participated in the conversation.  Stern reviewed the previous RFP process and noted that the new RFP will remain mostly the same.  They are not specifying a requirement for owner-occupied or rental housing on the site.  Brennan provided information on the number of rental units in the downtown community.  The forum concluded with an informal ballot vote to solicit feedback from the community on what they would like to see on this highly visible and unique property.  The majority of people who attended the meeting indicated that they would prefer to see a mixed-use project with owner-occupied housing, and a combination of retail/commercial or office space.

After the public forum on 800 Washington Avenue, elections for the DMNA Board of Directors took place.  Kevin Frazell, Pam McCrea, Travis Nordgaard and Joe Tamburino were elected to the board.  The next DMNA Board meeting is on November 20, at 5:45 p.m., at the Mill City Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

The meeting concluded with a presentation by Kyle Chank from the Super Bowl 52 Host Committee.  He provided information on how the upcoming 2018 Super Bowl will impact the downtown community.  He noted that the majority of the public events will take place at the Convention Center, along Nicollet Mall, at The Commons and at US Bank Stadium. He reviewed the transportation plan, which will include some street closures near the stadium between Friday night after rush hour and Monday, as well as modifications to LRT service on game day. Below is a link to Chank’s presentation.

Super Bowl 52: Celebrate the Bold North

DMNA 2017 Annual Meeting PowerPoint

 

 

 

 

DMNA – NLNA Washington Avenue Cleanup on Saturday, October 28

The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association and the North Loop Neighborhood Association are once again partnering to host a clean-up event on Washington Avenue on Saturday morning, October 28. 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. Gloves and garbage bags are provided. There will also be limited number of DMNA t-shirts available on a first come, first served basis. Bring a neighbor with you!

Five Candidates Running for the DMNA Board at the Annual Meeting

There are five candidates running for four seats on the DMNA Board at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday.  The top three vote getters will receive three-year terms, and the remaining will serve a one-year term.  You must live, work or own property in the Downtown East or Downtown West neighborhoods to vote in the elections.

Thomas Flippen – Tom is highly regarded for leading sales organizations to record levels of growth. He has broad experience and expertise in building, motivating, and mentoring high functioning teams. Tom is an executive coach and consultant, specializing in active career management coaching. He is certified in EQi 2.0, EQ 360, and various coaching assessments, and is an active participant in the College of Executive Coaching.

At Wyeth/Pfizer, Tom’s most recent position was Vice President, Office-Based East Sales, he led a team of 1,400 people and generated over $2 billion dollars in revenue. In his prior position at Wyeth, he was Vice President, Sales, Vaccines, leading his team to achieve the fourth fastest ever pharmaceutical product to achieve $1 billion in sales.

Following a stellar career at Wyeth/Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Tom was the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Merryck & Co., a consulting firm helping business leaders build successful businesses and lead fulfilling lives. He has also collaborated with CANDOR and Clearstone Consulting by developing business leaders and assisting corporations to create effective sales and management strategies.

Tom received his BS in Management from Fisk University in Nashville, and has completed numerous high level executive education courses. He also has gained outside experience by holding NFP Board positions at the Urban League of Philadelphia, as the former Chair for ACHIEVEability, and being active as a member of various Diversity Council’s and as a member of the faculty of a corporate Executive Leadership Program. Tom is currently a Board member of the Monitor’s Foundation. Tom and his wife Candace have lived in Minneapolis since 2014.

Kevin Frazell – Kevin was first elected to the DMNA Board of Directors in 2015.  He and his wife, Terri, have lived at the Zenith since 2010.  They love living downtown and will be staying put for a long time!  During his first term Kevin chaired the DMNA Land Use Committee.

Kevin has worked in professional city management for 40 years.  He is currently Director of Member Services at the League of Minnesota Cities, where he oversees education, advice and support for city elected officials and staff from across the state.  He holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in public administration.  One of his current areas of focus and passion is supporting cities in developing strategies to address racial equity.

Kevin is strongly committed to the idea that government and all civic institutions, including neighborhood associations, really belong to the citizens they are supposed to serve.  He loves hearing a diversity of opinions, finding common ground, and helping people make their communities great places to live.  He would like to continue serving on the DMNA Board of Directors, working on improvements to the land use review process, setting budget priorities, and a more energized citizen engagement strategy.

Pam McCrea – Pam has served on the DMNA Board since October of 2015.  She was born and raised in Minnesota and spent a large part of her life either working or living in Minneapolis.  She has three pretty awesome, grown children who are not only smart but have a wonderful social commitment to society.

Most of her career was in the not for profit world, working with individuals to enhance their lives. (Homeless woman with children, homeless youth, individuals with developmental disabilities, disabled veterans, seniors and families)

  • Chief Operating Officer            Mains’l Services, Inc. 10 years
  • Chief Executive Officer            Good Shepherd Communities 8 years
  • Chief Operating Officer            Lutheran Social Services on MN 4 years
  • Executive Director                    YWCA of St. Paul 9 years

Community service has always been important to her. Listed below are some other groups that Pam has been involved with:

  • Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce- CEO TEC
  • Institute of Black Chemical Abuse (IBCA) Board Member
  • United Way Council of Agency Executives- Member
  • City of Eagan – City Council Member
  • Middle Management Association- Board Member

Pam also serves as a member of the DMNA Land Use Committee.

Travis Nordgaard – Travis was appointed to the DMNA Board during a special election at the June 20, 2016, board meeting.   Travis moved to Minneapolis after graduating from Carleton College in 2013 and has been living and working in the Downtown West neighborhood ever since. He began his career as an analyst on the capital markets desk of the investment bank Piper Jaffray and now works in the field of real estate development at Lennar Multifamily Communities. Travis is passionate about improving the built environment in Minnesota’s most dynamic urban core and hopes to engage with the neighborhood (particularly Millennials) to foster greater participation in our downtown community.

Joe Tamburino – My wife and I moved to downtown Minneapolis in 2014 and we immediately became involved with the DMNA.  I was elected to the board in 2015 and was elected Chair in 2016.  I have organized and led a number of well attended public forums including: two forums on the tailgating borders for Viking games, two forums on the development of the city owned lot on 205 Park Ave., a forum on downtown crime, and a candidate forum for Ward 3. I have also represented the DMNA on the Hennepin Ave. Transportation Committee, the Hennepin Ave. Public Safety Committee, and the Hennepin Ave. Stakeholders Committee (concerning the redesign of Hennepin Ave.)  I have helped the DMNA become involved with the North Loop Neighborhood Association for Washington Ave. clean up days. I love helping our neighborhood and serving as a member and Chair of the DMNA Board and I hope you elect me for another term.

DMNA Annual Meeting on October 24 at Open Book

The DMNA Annual Meeting is coming up next week on Tuesday, October 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Open Book.  The Cafe at Open Book will be extending their happy hour specials for one hour to accommodate our meeting attendees! Yay!

The meeting agenda includes a review of DMNA’s 2017 Accomplishments; a Public Forum on 800 Washington Avenue South; and an update on the upcoming Super Bowl 52 by Kyle Chank from the Super Bowl Host Committee.

We will also have elections to the board of directors. We have four incumbents running: Thomas Flippen, Kevin Frazell, Pam McCrea, Travis Nordgaard and Joe Tamburino. You must live, work or own property in the Downtown East or Downtown West neighborhoods to vote.  For more information on the candidates, please review the Candidate Info Flyer.

Bring a neighbor, a co-worker, or a friend of the downtown community with you!

Annual Meeting Agenda

DMNA Board Meeting on October 16, at the Mill City Museum

The next DMNA Board meeting is Monday, October 16, at 5:45 p.m., at the Mill City Museum.

Agenda – REVISED
Minutes from the September 18, Board Meeting
DMNA October Outreach and Collaboration – UPDATED
September Financial Report – PDF
September Financial Report – Excel
DMNA 2017 CPP Contract Balance as of 9/30/2017 (Admin monies)
DMNA NRP Phase II Status as of 09/30/2017
DMNA Neighborhood Coordinator / Finance Coordinator September staff report
DRAFT October 24 Annual Meeting Agenda
Land Use Committee info

DMNA Land Use Committee Meeting on October 3

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is on October 3, at the Mill City Museum at 6:00 p.m.

AGENDA – REVISED 10-03-2017

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.