Applications are being accepted to serve on the City of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC). This commission was created to work with the Neighborhood and Community Relations department to provide overall direction on the City’s community engagement efforts. Through the input and work of the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission, residents, community and neighborhood organizations will play a key role in enhancing and shaping how the City engages its residents.
The Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission also advises the Mayor, City Council and other City Departments on community issues and needs related to community participation and the City’s community participation system.
The Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission is comprised of 16 voting members. Two members are appointed by the Mayor, 5 are appointed by the City Council and 1 is appointed by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The remaining 8 members are elected through the neighborhood elections process.
Applicants with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies are strongly encouraged to apply.
There are multiple opportunities to be a NCEC commissioner. You can apply through the City’s open appointments process, through the Minneapolis Park and Recreation’s open appointments process or through the Neighborhood Elections process.
City’s Open Appointments Process:
There are 1 Mayoral and 2 City Council positions up for re-appointment through the City’s open appointments process. To apply, please go to: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/boards-and-commissions/. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29, 2011
Neighborhood Election Process:
This year, neighborhood districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 are up for re-election through the neighborhood elections process. To apply, please go to: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ncr/NCEC_election.asp. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 20, 2011.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Appointments Process:
This year, there is one position up for re-appointment through the Park and Recreation open appointments process. To apply, please go to: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=52&prid=1489. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 13, 2011.
In addition to the NCEC, nearly a dozen other City boards and commissions have openings this spring. To learn more about these opportunities and how to apply, please go to: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/boards-and-commissions/
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