Neighborhood & Community Relations

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NCR supports strong, vibrant neighborhood organizations. Neighborhood organizations encourage resident participation in the decision-making that affects them at the most local level. They are another way to connect residents to the City, encourage community building among neighbors and spread information. Neighborhood organizations can be great grassroots organizing and leadership experiences for residents. Some common issues that neighborhood organizations deal with are housing, livability, safety and the environment.

What neighborhood organizations do

Some common activities of neighborhood organizations include voter registration, community meetings, litter cleanup, ice cream socials, community gardens, youth and senior programs, and even classes like bike repair, yoga, and English as a second language. Read Neighborhoods 101 and learn more about the role of neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis.

To see examples of neighborhood projects and events, read neighborhood stories and read through some of the annual reports below.

Neighborhood Programs Annual Reports

Neighborhood programs

Neighborhood news

Neighborhood news emails are sent to neighborhood organization executive directors and board chairs. Contact [email protected] if you should be added to this email list, or read the messages in the links below.

How NCR Supports Neighborhood Organizations

Directory of services for neighborhood organizations

Americans with Disabilities Act - Provides information to neighborhoods, community organizations and City departments on how to provide equal access to programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. 

Auditing and Financial Readiness - Contracts audit services including full audits and financial readiness assessments, and assists with required state and federal filings for neighborhood organizations.

Conflict Resolution - Provides information to boards and committees such as: codes of conduct, pointers for participation, IAP2 principles for meetings, how to run effective meetings, Roberts Rules of Order, understanding cultural norms and working with diverse participants in the community. 

Legal Consult - Contracts legal services to neighborhood groups on employment law and non-profit law.  Consults City Attorney on NRP law and new programs, projects or initiatives as needed.

Neighborhood Board Training - Includes overview of Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), Community Participation Program (CPP), neighborhood priority setting, neighborhood financial updates on city funds, how to re-allocate City funds, policies and procedures, risk management, duties of care, loyalty and concern, and other resources for neighborhood boards.

Neighborhood Board Diversity Study - NCR surveys neighborhood boards every two years to show the progress neighborhoods have made towards having proportional representation on the organizations' decision-making bodies compared to the demographics of their particular neighborhood. Diversity is measured in terms of race, income, disability status, educational background, renter status, gender and age. NCR reports the results as aggregated data.

Risk Management - Arranges for director and officers insurance for most neighborhood boards and tracks general liability insurance policies for neighborhood organizations.

Learning Labs - Offers training on how to effectively engage cultural communities, financial management, community development, community organizing, running effective meetings, engaging renters, neighborhoods 101, benefits of being on a neighborhood board, appointed boards and commissions.

Last updated Jun 12, 2020



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