Neighborhood & Community Relations

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Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Department Priorities

Blueprint For Equity

Neighborhoods Are Key Partners in Addressing Racial Disparities

The Blueprint for Equity is a multi-year strategic plan focused on engaging neighborhood organizations to see their decisions and allocations of resources through a lens of equity and inclusion. With access to millions of dollars annually, as well as political and social resources, the City’s 71 neighborhood organizations can be a significant partner in addressing racial disparities in our community.

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African American Engagement

African American Community Defines Engagement With City

The African American community is the largest community of color in the City.  We currently have successful engagement structures in place for the Latino, American Indian, Somali and Hmong communities. The department will follow a similar approach working directly with the African American community to create effective community engagement.

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ADA Compliance within Neighborhood Organizations

People With Disabilities Find A Welcoming Place In Community

The department will be focusing our work on increasing the awareness and the capacity of neighborhood organizations to achieve or maintain ADA compliance and increase participation on ADA issues. We have developed and are already implementing a multi-faceted support program.

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Elections and Voter Engagement

Voter Turnaround: Communities of Color Turnout In Higher Numbers

Voter turn-out is a strong indicator of resident civic participation and engagement. Voter turnout trend for local elections in Minneapolis has seen a dramatic decrease since 2001 across all racial groups. Voter turnout for communities of color has historically been about 15 point below the overall numbers. The department’s work on voter engagement will be to: 1) increase the overall voter turnout; and 2) close the gap of low voter turnout in low-income communities and communities of color.

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Neighborhood Priority Plans

Neighborhoods Actively Work with City and Partners To Implement Priorities

The new Community Participation Program supports neighborhood organizations to develop Neighborhood Priority Plans. These plans often require neighborhoods to partner with NRP participation jurisdictions, including the City, for their implementation. We will work with other City departments to improve coordination and collaboration on the implementation of these plans.

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Successful Existing Cultural Engagement Efforts

Policy and Program Changes Benefit Many

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Senior Strategic Plan

City Moves to Make Minneapolis Welcoming To Seniors

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Last updated Apr 16, 2014



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