NEPNA Community Participation Plan available for comment

Deadline for comment: March 1st, 2017

At the February NEPNA Board meeting, the Board approved a motion to extend the approval deadline for the neighborhood’s Community Participation Plan (CPP) until April of 2017, in order to allow for neighborhood comment. The CPP document is an outline of how the neighborhood intends to undertake community engagement efforts, increase organizational capacity, reach out to underrepresented groups, and a budget projection for the coming years. The CPP is a required document for any Minneapolis neighborhood seeking funding through the 2017-2019 cycle.

We are requesting comment on the CPP report from the Northeast Park community. You can access the draft version of the CPP report and the budget here:

NEPNA 2017-2019 CPP Report for Review (PDF)

NEPNA 2017-2019 CPP Report for Review (Word)

NEPNA 2017-2019 CPP Budget

You are welcome to review this document and submit comments to by March 1st, 2017 to be incorporated into a revised draft. You may attend the March NEPNA meeting and make comments at that time (March 8th at 6:30 at Yinghua Academy).

MnDOT I-94 project from Nicollet Ave to Shingle Creek Parkway Starting Spring of 2017

Summary of Work:
  • Resurfacing about nine miles of pavement on I-94 between Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis and Shingle Creek Prkwy in Brooklyn Center
  • Repairing 50 bridges on or over I-94
  • Reconstructing westbound I-94 bridge deck over Hwy 252 in Brooklyn Center
  • Repairing tile in (I-94) Lowry and Portland Avenue tunnels
  • Replacing guardrail
  • Improving drainage and concrete barrier in areas
I-94 Improvement Project Spring 2017

Crime and Safety Update scheduled for the February 8 NEPNA Board meeting

Susan Bradshaw Webb, the Minneapolis Police Department’s 2nd Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist, will attend the February 8, Board meeting at Yinghua Academy to provide a crime and safety update.

NEPNA Board Meeting scheduled for December 14 at Yinghua Academy

The next NEPNA Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Yinghua Academy.

Annual Meeting scheduled for November 15 at Sociable Cider Werks

The Northeast Park Neighborhood Association (NEPNA) Annual Meeting will take place on November 15, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Sociable Cider Werks – 1500 Fillmore Street NE.  Elections to the board will take place at this meeting.

2016 Annual Meeting Flyer









Northeast Brewers Block Party at Sociable Cider Werks on October 16, from Noon to 7 p.m.

Sociable Cider WerksSociable Cider Werks in collaboration with The Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) and the NE Brewers and Distillers Association (NEBDA) is planning on hosting the Northeast Brewers Block Party on October 16, 2016.   The event will be held at Sociable Cider Werks at 1500 Fillmore St. NE from Noon to 7 p.m.
The event will include live music from several bands (tbd) throughout the day and will include product from the members of NEBDA.  Proceeds will benefit SACA, NEBDA and stipends will be given back to the participating breweries/distilleries. We are applying for a temporary license to sell liquor for the distillers as well as the ability for the other participating breweries to sell their own product.  We’ve applied for an expansion of license permit for both our entertainment and premises.  The events will take place in our parking lot and will have amplified sound.  We are applying for amplified sound permits as well for these events.
The event will be held at Sociable Cider Werks at 1500 Fillmore St. NE from Noon to 7 p.m. We are hoping to have an anticipated attendance of approximately 8000 people throughout the day for this event.
We are working with The Beer Dabbler, a company that specializes in outdoor event management to help coordinate the event.  The Beer Dabbler has a history of crafting very thoughtful and organized events.  We look forward to working with them again.
This is a rare opportunity to showcase the amazing breweries and distilleries that NE Minneapolis has to offer in one place. We are very much looking forward to these events and welcome any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact me directly.
Brian Gjerde
Taproom Manager
Sociable Cider Werks

Organics Recycling Training Session: October 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Organics Recycling Training Session: Learn how to collect organics at home for composting

Come to one of two sessions to get your organics recycling questions answered with hands-on learning, demonstrations and tips that make organics recycling easier in your home.  Learn what happens to organics once they are collected.  Pick up a yard sign to promote the organics recycling program.  Organics kitchen collection containers will be distributed to attendees while supplies last.
Training will be held:
Thursday October 13, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m. at Windom Park Northeast (2251 Hayes St)
RSVP here.  Contact Laura Horner at or 612-673-3318 with questions.


NEPNA Seeks Part-Time Community Organizer – Applications Due October 7

The Northeast Park Neighborhood Association is seeking a part-time contracted employee to provide community organizing services, including the following:

  • Attending monthly NEPNA Board meetings, taking meeting minutes and drafting them within a week.
  • Preparing the monthly board meeting agenda and distributing it to board members and guest presenters.
  • Assisting in preparing the monthly neighborhood newsletter / flyer and distributing it to neighborhood residents and other neighborhood stakeholders.
  • Updating and maintaining the neighborhood comprehensive contact / email list on Google docs.
  • Assisting in developing an online survey to obtain input from neighborhood residents and other neighborhood stakeholders regarding financial and community goals and priorities.
  • Door-knocking neighborhood residents to get feedback on financial and community goals and priorities.

Prior neighborhood outreach / community organizing experience a plus and/or familiarity with the City of Minneapolis and its community engagement programs.  Must have strong oral and written communications skills, as well as experience with Web sites and social media.  Event planning experience is also helpful.  Must be able to attend monthly board meeting and attend other nightly meetings as assigned.  Bilingual a plus.  Position offers a flexible, part-time schedule (10-20 hours per month).  Some evenings and weekends may be required. Please submit a resume and letter of interest by sending an email to by Friday, October 7, at 5 p.m.

NEPNA January 13, 2016, Board Meeting at Yinghua Academy – 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center

The first NEPNA Board Meeting of 2016 will take place on Wednesday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m., at Yinghua Academy in the Media Center.

The Northeast Matching Grant Program is Here!

The Northeast Park Matching Grant Program is here! That’s up to $3000 free money (minimum $1000) for just about any home improvement project you can dream up. Applicant must match each grant dollar for dollar (i.e.: you spend $2000, they give you $2000, etc.), but it’s a pretty sweet deal and there’s no income limit to be eligible for this program. Fill out your application today before the money goes away!

This grant is available to properties located within the boundaries of the Northeast Park’s neighborhood.  Must be owner-occupied single-family detached homes and duplexes.

• Grants are a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $3,000.  Applicant must match each grant dollar one-for-one. Matching funds must be available at the time the grant is approved.

• There is no income limit to be eligible for this program.

• The intention of this grant is to provide incentive to homeowners to make improvements to their homes to extend the life of the housing stock, improve livability, and make improvements to the neighborhood. Most interior and exterior improvements are eligible.  This may include, roof, water heather replacement, garage reconstruction, water mitigation, plumbing repairs, etc.

If you have a question about your project eligibility, call the HousingResourceCenter™ (612) 588-3033.

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