DMNA Seeking Members for Public Safety Task Force

The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association invites community members to apply for membership on the DMNA Public Safety Task Force, established at its July 20th board meeting.  The function of the task force is to facilitate active participation by the DMNA board and membership in the ongoing debates about public safety in Minneapolis.  The task force will work to advance the “Guiding Principles for Police Reform and Public Safety” (adopted 7-6-20), within the general framework of the DMNA mission and goals.

The task force is designed as a working group, and membership will require a significant time commitment, probably entailing several hours a week. Every member will be working on one or more task areas. Online meetings will be held biweekly, and frequent email/online communication should be expected. The task force is initially authorized through October 2020, when a report of its work will be presented at the DMNA Annual Meeting.

The working group will develop specific tasks that address the function stated above. Its general objectives are: to encourage downtown residents to respond to public comment opportunities on public safety issues; to advise the DMNA on board responses to community safety issues; to collect & report relevant neighborhood data; to develop & distribute public information materials; and to develop recommendations to the DMNA Board on how the neighborhood association can actively contribute to public safety in our neighborhood.

Membership is open to anyone who lives within the DMNA boundaries, (or who has an employment or business connection to the neighborhoods within these boundaries).  Although we are seeking to assemble a group with a broad range of skills, we specifically welcome applications from persons with a strong background in communications, including social media.

To apply for membership on the task force, please complete the application via the link below by Wednesday, August 12 at 5 p.m.  If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact DMNA Neighborhood Coordinator Christie Hantge at christie@thedmna.org.

DMNA Public Safety Task Force application