Neighborhood and Community Relations
Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR) staff connect the community to the City and the City to the community. NCR helps the City involve all residents in the decision-making process.
Feature story: Neighborhoods Respond to COVID-19 Fund
The Neighborhoods Respond to COVID-19 Fund is a collaboration between the City of Minneapolis and neighborhood organizations, including Elliot Park Neighborhood Inc, West Calhoun Neighborhood Council, East Calhoun Community Organization, Cleveland Neighborhood Association, North Loop Neighborhood Association and Kenny Neighborhood Association.
The fund has paid for 2,500 face masks and 4,800 bottles of hand sanitizer (more than 3 million doses of hand sanitizer) for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
The City’s Health Department has established an online portal to connect resources with community organizations and individuals in need of resources (except for personal protective equipment) during the pandemic. Requests that cannot be covered with City funding but can be covered by Neighborhood Revitalization Program dollars may be considered under this fund.
Pictured: Members of the West Calhoun Neighborhood Association join NCR director David Rubedor (right) in preparing facemasks and hand sanitizer for residents
When residents are informed, connected to their community and feel represented in City government, they are empowered to influence decisions that impact their lives.
Last updated Jul 15, 2020