Neighborhoods 2020 background

Information about Neighborhoods 2020 background in the City of Minneapolis.

The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR) provides funding and support to 70 neighborhood organizations representing every residential neighborhood in Minneapolis. NCR supports inclusive, vibrant and effective neighborhood organizations as part of the Blueprint for Equitable Engagement.

Why Neighborhoods 2020

The City of Minneapolis has historically recognized that neighborhood organizations are an important link to the civic and community life of the City of Minneapolis. Neighborhood organizations are also in a unique position to identify local issues and opportunities in their communities and mobilize local resources. For three decades, neighborhood organizations have led resident-based planning efforts resulting in more than 130 Neighborhood Action Plans adopted by the City, directing the use of more than $300 million of City funds.

You can view Neighborhood Action Plans here by selecting the neighborhood of your choice. View Neighborhoods 2020 project page.

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First community conversations

To begin this process, NCR partnered with the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) and neighborhood organizations around the City to host several community conversations about the future of neighborhood organizations.

The draft Summary of Findings summarizes the first round of community conversations.

The Neighborhoods 2020 roadmap

NCR and the Neighborhoods 2020 Committee of the NCEC developed recommendations based on those findings as well as other comments received. These recommendations were called the Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap: A guide for conversation.  NCR held public comment on the roadmap in early 2018. Public comment summary on the 2020 roadmap (Including all comments) .

Work group recommendations


Below are updated Neighborhoods 2020 work group recommendations, which take feedback from December community meetings into account.

Minneapolis work group in action
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