Violence Prevention Steering Committee 

The Violence Prevention Steer Committee oversees the process of reviewing and updating the City’s comprehensive violence prevention strategic plan, promotes and engages a cross-section of community stakeholders and partnerships in the implementation of the City’s violence prevention strategic plan, explores and maintains strategies related to community-police relations, and identifies and recommends potential resources to advocate for funding for broader public safety and violence prevention strategies.

The purpose of the Steering Committee is to:

Oversee the process of reviewing and updating the City’s comprehensive violence prevention strategic plan (currently known as the Blueprint for Action).
Oversee marketing, branding, and creation of a strategic communications plan.
Oversee the general implementation of the City’s comprehensive Violence Prevention strategic plan, including prioritizing focus areas, making decisions about programming and resources, and informing future violence prevention work in the City.
Provide advice, recommendations, and support with high level strategic policy and legislative issues.
Review the need for and recommend the establishment of specialized work groups/subcommittees.
Promote and engage a cross-section of community stakeholders and partnerships in the implementation of the City's violence prevention strategic plan.
Ensure City initiatives related to violence prevention and public safety are aligned.
Explore and maintain strategies related to community-police relations.
Approach the work with a lens that proactively seeks to eliminate racial inequities that lead to disproportionate rates of violence in some communities and parts of the City.
Identify and recommend potential financial resources, advocate for funding for broader public safety, and violence prevention strategies.

Vacancies

Seats 1 - 11 and *Seats 22 - 26: Terms beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022.
Seats 12 - 21 and *Seats 27 - 31:  Terms beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2021.

Note:

Non-voting members identified and approved by the committee *.
Seats may have incumbents seeking re-appointment.
Individuals should indicate on their application which seat number they would like to be considered for appointment. 

Deadline: Applications will be received until September 30, 2020.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).
Send completed forms to Open appointments, or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.

Contacts

Committee Contact:  Jean Sawyer, 612-673-3548
City Clerk Contact: Open appointments, 612-673-2216

Additional Information

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or
Open appointments
. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157.  Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Aug 25, 2020

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