The Nicollet Island – East Bank Neighborhood Association (NIEBNA) has been in existence since the 1970s, and is one of 70 neighborhood organizations serving the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.

NIEBNA advocates for a welcoming environment for all to live, work, and play in the heart of the city.

The association's ultimate role is to pay attention to what is happening in and around the neighborhood, both specific events and longer-term trends, so that we can take prompt action to remedy problems, and so that we can take proactive actions to improve the quality of life in the Nicollet Island – East Bank neighborhood.

NIEBNA is a non-profit organization, 501c3, and operates under the supervision and direction of its volunteer Board of Directors and staff.

What we do

The Association, Staff and Board of Directors, do the following, with many decisions made at the monthly board meetings. RSVP now, or view past minutes and financials.

  • Represent the neighborhood before the city, Park & Recreation Board, and other units of government.
  • Coordinate with the Northeast Business Association (NEBA).
  • Encourage citizen involvement.
  • Inform about legislation, government policies, city plan changes, etc.
  • Provide forums for conversation.
  • Sponsor neighborhood events.
  • Support public safety initiatives.

What guides us

The actions of our board and staff are guided by neighborhood feedback (share your suggestions), as well as the Small Area Plan that was put in place in 2014 (View Small Area Plan)

A small area plan contains a set of specific strategies that aim to preserve or improve a specific area of the city. NIEBNA’s Small Area Plan describes the Nicollet Island – East Bank neighborhood, its past, its present, and its future. The intended audiences for this plan are city officials, city staff, other governmental agencies, neighborhood volunteers, developers, and residents.

The plan mandates key changes that will increase the neighborhood’s population and expand its economy by varying and enlivening land uses and the economic base and by intensifying the development of currently underutilized properties. The plan spells out steps to achieve the neighborhood’s vision by implementing its goals.


How we are funded

Much of the funds used to pay for the activities of any Minneapolis neighborhood association are from the sources below. You can find more information about each program on the Minneapolis Neighborhood Programs Information Page.

How you can get involved