Wednesday, February 11, 2009
url: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/news/20090209NgbhdCommAppointees.asp The Minneapolis City Council and Mayor R.T. Rybak approved the City’s appointments to the new Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) on Friday, Feb. 6. The seven appointees approved by the Mayor and City Council will join eight people appointed by Minneapolis neighborhoods and one person appointed by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board to form the NCEC. In September 2008, City leaders approved establishing a Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission, a group of 16 residents appointed to oversee the City’s relationship with neighborhoods, community organizations and the crucial link between City services and its residents. The commission will be charged with providing direction to the next phase of community engagement in Minneapolis and be primarily responsible for the review of neighborhood plans. The commission will also make recommendations to the City Council on allocation of a variety of types of funding to neighborhoods. The Mayor and City Council’s appointees are Tony Anastasia, Audubon Park; David Crockett, Stevens Square/Loring Heights; Crystal Johnson, Near North; Ed Newman, Loring Park; Matt Perry, East Harriet/Farmstead; Breanne Rothstein, Windom; Jeffrey Strand, Shingle Creek. To learn more about Minneapolis’ Community Engagement work, visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/communications/communityengagement.asp.