At its meeting on May 19, the NIEBNA Board of Directors initiated the following NRP plan modifications:


  • To reallocate $17,245 from NRP Phase II Housing & Economic Development Strategy 1.1 - Affordable Housing to NRP Phase II Safety & Livability Strategy 7.2 - Historic Preservation Efforts. (These funds will be used to pay for installing plaques on historic buildings in the neighborhood with key information about the building.)


  • To reallocate $5,000 from NRP Phase II Housing & Economic Development Strategy 1.1 - Affordable Housing to NRP Phase II Parks & Environment Strategy 3.1 Park Master Plan Implementation. (These funds will be used for the repair/replacement of the stairs at the north tip of Nicollet Island near the path and bridge to Boom Island.)

If you have questions or comments about these NRP plan modifications, please send them to [email protected].

EVIE Carshare and Charging Stations Launch This Spring

Launching this spring in the area, Evie is an all-electric, free-floating carshare service with over 150 shared vehicles making the air cleaner, the community closer, and the future even brighter. Built by the Twin Cities for the Twin Cities.

This network includes:

  • Evie, our new all-electric carshare service that offers a new, flexible way to get around the Twin Cities
  • EV Spot Charging, for owners of private electric vehicles, to improve access to charging and encourage EV usage

Neighborhood Survey - What is Important to YOU?


Survey results will be shared at the June 2022 board/community meeting.  Learn more and RSVP here


Please let us know what is important to you, as neighbors and business owners in the Nicollet Island - East Bank Neighborhood.

This 7 question survey starts with a question around general "idea buckets" then hones in on specific items/ideas people would like to see.  The first question is "What are your top TWO areas our neighborhood could be better?"  

With these items as options:

  • It could be more beautiful (trees, public art, etc.)
  • We could have more shared resources (exchanges, gardens, etc.).
  • We could have more person-to-person connections (clubs, get-togethers, etc.).
  • There could be more amenities and services (stores, bike lanes, parks, etc.)
  • It could be more safe (policing, neighborhood watch, etc.).
  • We could know more about the area (history, zoning, candidates, etc.).

After your top two are chosen, additional fields will be visible, with more specific items and ideas listed, with the option to add your own ideas by using the "other" field. 

Thank you for helping us the Nicollet Island East Bank Neighborhood Association know what is important to YOU.


Survey results will be shared at the June 2022 board/community meeting.  Learn more and RSVP here

Southeast Seniors is Seeking Volunteers

Spring is almost here, and Southeast Seniors is seeking volunteers to help with our Spring Clean Up efforts! We are looking for individuals, families, or other groups to do the spring yard clean up for a senior (or two!) living in Southeast Minneapolis.
This can be done at your convenience sometime in late April. We can provide yard waste bags and rakes.
Please contact Ann Carter, Southeast Seniors’ Volunteer Coordinator, at 612-331-2302 or [email protected] for more information. 

Launch of NEW Building Ambassador Program

Do you?
*Live or work in a multiunit property in the Nicollet Island - East Bank Neighborhood
*Like to connect with neighbors
*Want to help build community

Our neighborhood is full of rental properties, from adorable duplexes to modern new buildings with over 300 units. 

No matter what the size of the building, we want to help all of our neighbors be connected to events, issues, and news that affects the neighborhood.  Thus, we are launching our Building Ambassador Program

Building Ambassadors can be management, staff, or residents. 

Join the Friends of the Falls Community Conversations

Attend an upcoming Community Conversation to connect with Native leaders, the design team, and neighbors and discuss topics like restoration, programming, connectivity, and economic opportunity.

On March 16, Native leaders Robert Lilligren, Carrie Day Aspinwall, Sharon Day, and Wakinyan LaPointe will be joined by river experts John Shepard (Hamline University, Center for Global Environmental Education) and Whitney Clark (Friends of the Mississippi River). We’ll discuss the River, its role at this place, and its relationship to people through time. We’ll consider the interconnected themes of ecology, history, rights of Water, and reciprocity with the River from an Indigenous perspective.


In-person, food and beverage will be provided!



Additional Community Conversations:

  • April 12 – Restoring a Story Disrupted: What Can This Place Become?
  • May 21 – Building Connections 
  • June 15 – A Powerful Place for Partnerships

    Learn more at

Mpls Park and Recreation Land Policy - Draft + Feedback

A draft of the updated Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Land Policy is open for public comment until March 17, 2022.

The updated MPRB Land Policy will guide land policy and procedures. This draft of the updated MPRB Land Policy deleted superfluous and non-directly related sections; added other smaller, but more relevant policies that resided elsewhere; and further expanded other portions of existing land policy and procedures.

Use the links below to view the policy and send feedback:

Draft MPRB Land Policy

Online Feedback Form

Southeast Senior Partners Upcoming Events

Beyond Similes & Metaphors: Fun with Figures of Speech

Wednesday, March 23rd, 20221:30-2:30 pm

This class is co-sponsored by Southeast Seniors & Minneapolis Community Education and will be held via Zoom. It is offered on a sliding fee scale, with a suggested contribution of $0-$5.

The ancient Greeks and Romans invented hundreds of figures of speech to ornament their writing. Most of these had faded out of use by the end of the 19th century. This class will teach you a dozen figures to enhance your reading with lively examples of literature from the Bible, the stories of Sherlock Holmes, and more.

Karen Murdock is a former Geography teacher. She is passionately interested in Sherlock Holmes, gardening, and the spatial distribution of everything.

To register, please call 612-668-1100 and provide your name, phone number and email address or register online here:


Virtual Book Club: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Tuesday, March 29th from 1- 2pm

Southeast Seniors partners with the Arvonne Fraser Library to offer a FREE virtual book club that meets via Zoom on a monthly basis.  There's still plenty of time to sign up if you're interested, and no cost to participate! The library provides copies of each book title for participants to borrow. To register or for more information, please call Southeast Seniors at 612-331-2302 or email us at [email protected] with your name, phone number, and email address. When you contact us, please let us know whether you'd like to borrow a book, and we can arrange home delivery!

UMN Short Survey on Pedestrian Safety

The HumanFIRST laboratory is seeking volunteers to participate in a short survey about pedestrian safety in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. This is a follow up survey to one that was administered in Nov 2020-Jan 2021. Regardless of your participation in the previous survey, they appreciate your response to this follow up survey. Everyone aged 18 and older is invited to take this survey, including those who previously took it last winter. This survey is expected to take approximately 5 minutes to complete and can be found here:

This research is being conducted by Dr. Nichole Morris from the HumanFIRST Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, email Nichole Morris at [email protected]
Contact Bradley Drahos [email protected] with any additional questions about this survey. If you would like to know more about this project feel free to read more at

City asks public for ideas on Minneapolis redistricting


After every census, Minneapolis updates the boundaries of its 13 City Council wards and six Park Board districts to reflect new population counts. The Redistricting Group, made up of 24 Minneapolis volunteers, builds the new maps with input from their communities. The Redistricting Group needs your help with the redistricting project to make sure all voices are heard.

The 2021 municipal election is based on the 2010 census maps, but City Council members elected in November will serve a term of two years rather than four. Another City Council election in 2023 will be based on the new maps from the 2020 census.

Participate in the redistricting project