Neighborhood & Community Relations

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Neighborhoods 2020

Neighborhoods 2020 is an opportunity to further develop and improve upon the City of Minneapolis’ neighborhood based engagement structure. Neighborhood organizations are by the people, for the people. Join the Neighborhoods 2020 mailing list! This does not enroll you in our general update emails.

Help Draft Engagement and Neighborhood Policy

NCR is excited to invite neighborhoods and residents to get involved in the next steps, which you can view in the adjacent timeline. Currently, NCR is seeking volunteers for Neighborhoods 2020 work groups. Please note the deadline has been extended to June 18, 2018 to submit an application to serve for six months on one of the work groups.


You can submit your application via email to [email protected] or by postal mail or in person to 105 5th Ave. S. Suite 425, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

What Work Groups Do

Neighborhoods 2020 work teams will compile recommendations for the Minneapolis City Council that envision the next phase of Minneapolis’ neighborhood programming which should reflect changes in the city’s population diversity and demographics. The work teams will also look at advisory board structure and city-wide engagement policy.

From July to September, groups will develop policy, and from September through November, they will solicit public comment on their drafts. The work team will include the following three work groups:

  1. Program Guidelines, Funding and Implementation (16 voting members)
  2. Governance Advisory Structure for Neighborhood and Community Engagement (17 voting members)
  3. Citywide Community Engagement Policy (16 voting members)

Meeting times will be set according to the availability of work team members. The time commitment is estimated as 6 hours per month.

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Neighborhoods 2020 Timeline from Brochure

Work Group Composition & Selection Process

The PECE approval of the Neighborhoods 2020 work groups included the following structure:

  • 2 City Council representatives on each work group will be appointed by Council President Bender.
  • 1 mayoral representative will be appointed by Mayor Frey.
  • 2 Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission representatives and (1-2)* Neighborhood Revitalization Program Policy Board representatives will be selected by each body at their May 2018 board meetings.
  • 3 cultural community representatives, 5 neighborhood representatives, and 2 representatives on equity and undoing racism will apply through an open application process and will be chosen by a committee of the Chair of the Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights and Engagement Committee, 2 NCEC members and 2 NCR staff.**

*The work group on Governance Advisory Structure for Neighborhood and Community Engagement  will be comprised of 2 Neighborhood Revitalization Program Policy Board representatives.

**City staff will serve as non-voting subject matter experts.

Latest News

Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights and Engagement Committee (PECE) Approves 2020 Work Group Structure
On May 14, 2018 NCR presented the updated Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap and public comments to the PECE committee of the Minneapolis City Council. PECE approved the establishment of  work groups to develop the next stage of Neighborhoods 2020 policy.

Updated Roadmap, Work Group Overview, and Public Feedback Summary (Including all comments)

NCR will present the updated Roadmap, Work Group Overview, and Public Feedback Summary on Monday May 14th at 1:30 pm in RM 317 of City Hall. The following documents will be part of the presentation.

Why Neighborhoods 2020

The Neighborhoods 2020 process is an opportunity to look at how the City of Minneapolis serves and supports neighborhood organizations both internally and externally via staffing, organizational/advisory board oversight and grant-funded programs. Each piece is important for equitable and high quality services to our residents. The lens that Neighborhoods 2020 uses encompasses four important parts:

  1. Consistent funding and programming for neighborhoods and other community-based programs such as One Minneapolis and the Community Innovation Fund

  2. Proper sizing and oversight of these programs by an advisory body

  3. A consistent Citywide Community Engagement policy for the City of Minneapolis that incorporates the Core Principles of Community Engagement

  4. Evaluating the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department’s service delivery model and making changes if necessary.


If you have questions, please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-673-3737 or email to [email protected]


Last updated Jun 13, 2018



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