Shingle Creek

March 2018 E Newsletter

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Future Investing Funds for Neighborhood Orgs Needed for Community Investment Work Like This to Continue

The SCNA, like its peers across the City of Minneapolis, is a very special and unique organization where residents/citizens/taxpayers/voters gather together in unselfish actions to improve the quality of life for ALL those living in and around our community. Nobody in 27 years working with the SCNA has done so with financial gain or personal profit in mind; instead people have come in and out and back and around to help with projects that benefit our neighbors, culture and community through events, schools and kids in wider Camden Community, the environment and air and water quality, accessibility, multimodal transportation, and to provide housing including senior, disabled, and affordable housing among many other actions. Neighborhood organizations are not perfect. They and we have strived to improve with becoming more welcoming, diverse and inclusive organizations that is something that I’m sure we all agree must be a goal and feature of the program going forward.

One of the SCNA Board members served and worked 6 months on Work Group #2 Governance, to help carefully craft recommendations for the future of the program. That work and public input was disrespected, dismissed and discarded by the NCR Department as “too complex” without the courtesy of advance notice and detailed explanation consistent with the City’s own IAP2 Principles of Community Engagement. The joint statement recently issued by the Northside Neighborhoods Coalition outlines several key points of where the new proposed guidelines specifically fall short and make recommendations for the benefit of the future of all neighborhood organizations across the city.

Feel free to attend upcoming meetings, post comments online, send written comments, call Mayor Frey and Council Member Cunningham 612.673.2204 and others (Senator Champion, Representative Lee, Commissioner Fernando) to inform them of your opinions about neighborhood organizations and future program funding. See the City website for full details
Next SCNA Board meeting is Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Creekview Park 6:30-8pm

We typically meet the second Tuesday of every month to discuss the ongoing decisions and work of improving the neighborhood and accomplishing our SCNA mission. Shingle Creek residents are eligible to become board members. The volunteer board terms are two years.  For full details on what's involved in being a board member contact us or check out our resource page under About and Documents on our website.
*All meetings are open to the public *All residents are encouraged to attend.
All reasonable special requests and accommodations (interpreter, ASL, etc.) will be provided, please contact SCNA staff seven days prior to meeting.
Create the change! Our Board is seeking two volunteers to join our Board. We meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month and work on various committees and help host events throughout the year. Come check out what we're working on for 2019 at our second Tuesday night of the month Board meeting at Creekview Park from 6:30-8pm! Got questions? Contact SCNA staff Amy Luesebrink 612-597-9464 or
The Create a Community Center Committee meeting is Wednesday, February 20 from 6-7:30pm.  

This SCNA committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at Creekview Park 5001 Humboldt Ave N from 6-7:30pm to discuss progress on ongoing projects and upcoming meetings and events and ways to create a community center at Creekview Park! Want to help grow our community? Feel free to attend!

Want to Make a Difference Locally?
Thank you for donating to your local 501c3 organization, Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association for upcoming community events like Creating a Community Center, STEAM EXPO, Shingle Creek Clean Up and much more! Donate here today!

*All meetings are open to the public *All residents are encouraged to attend.
All reasonable special requests and accommodations (interpreter, ASL, etc.) will be provided, please contact SCNA staff seven days prior to meeting.
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Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association
PO Box 15656
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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