Northside Green Zone Council 

The Northside Green Zone addresses the environmental justice overburden in North and Northeast Minneapolis and designs and implements a plan of action to improve environmental and population health, and social, economic and environmental justice. The Northern Green Zone includes the Northside neighborhoods of Hawthorne, McKinley, and Near-North, and the western portions of the NE neighborhoods of Marshall Terrace, Sheridan, Bottineau, and St Anthony West.


Membership includes nine voting community members, six active members of the Environmental Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC) and four non-voting City of Minneapolis representatives

Seats 1 – 19: Terms beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022.

Deadline: Applications will be received until November 1, 2020.


Applicants must be residents living within the geographic boundaries of the Northside Green Zone of the City of Minneapolis.
Practiced interest in environmental justice.
Explicitly support the successful implementation of the Northside Green Zone.
Have been impacted by cumulative pollution; or demonstrate expertise in environmental justice, climate resiliency, and/or cumulative health impacts.
Expertise in green manufacturing or environmentally friendly business practices
Expertise in education and/or youth oriented work.

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.


Board Contact: Kelly Muellman, 612-673-3014
City Clerk Contact: Open appointments, 612-673-2216

Selection Process

When the appointment cycle is open, applications are received by the City Clerk’s Office.  A Selection Committee of city staff, City Council offices and representatives from the Environmental Justice Coordinating Council will make the selection decision of applicants to serve on the Green Zone Council.

Additional Information

The Northside Green Zone Council was created to serve as an advisory board to the City Council on the design and implementation of an action plan to improve environmental and population health, and social, economic and environmental justice. It exists to address the environmental justice overburden in North and Northeast Minneapolis. The Northside Green Zone includes the neighborhoods of Hawthorne, McKinley, and Near North, and portions of Bottineau, Sheridan, St. Anthony West, and Marshall Terrace closest to the Mississippi River. The Northside Green Zone Work Plan identifies actions that promote health and economic well-being using environmentally-beneficial strategies.  

Task Force members will be responsible for attending meetings, reviewing materials between meetings and making recommendations to the City Council.

The Northside Green Zone Council will meet as a whole on a monthly basis during a regularly scheduled, standing meeting to oversee and support the Northside Green Zone Work Plan implementation and evaluation. Meeting times and locations will be determined based on Council members’ availability.

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Last updated Nov 2, 2020



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