Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Advisory Committees

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking applications for appointments to three ongoing community advisory committees. Most committee members can expect to work approximately 10-15 hours per month. Terms for the appointments to the committees listed above are one-year and there are no term limits.

Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Board – One (1) Opening
Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission – Five (5) Openings
Racial Equity Advisory Committee – One (1) Opening

Applications are due by 4:30 pm on Friday, December 2, 2022.

Learn more |  APPLY now

NEIBNA is HIRING: Neighborhood Coordinator

NIEBNA is looking for a Coordinator to support our work. Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Administrative Services. Prepare materials for (and attend) meetings of the Board of Directors; work with the Board of Directors to monitor community issues and take responsive actions as appropriate; manage relationships with the City of Minneapolis and its departments, particularly the Department of Neighborhood and Community Relations; work with NIEBNA’s officers, board members, and other contractors (e.g. accountant/bookkeeper) to prepare applications, reports, filings, reimbursement requests, and other administrative communications.
  • Communications & Community Engagement Services. Monitor NIEBNA email address and respond to messages as appropriate; coordinate communications and community engagement using a variety of tools and channels (e.g. website, e-newsletter, social media, etc.); develop and implement community engagement initiatives in partnership with the Board of Directors.
  • Organizational Development Services. Work with the Board of Directors to: review, revise, or create policies and procedures; recruit and develop new board members; launch new committees or work groups; align organizational resources with organizational priorities.

This is a part-time, independent contractor position requiring approximately 30 to 40 hours per month. Some evening and very occasional weekend work is required for meetings and events.

The pay for this position is $30 to $40/hour, depending on qualifications. NIEBNA does not have an office, so the independent contractor must have their own office, printer, and internet access.  NIEBNA will supply a computer, or the independent contractor can use their own.


  • The ideal candidate for this position will have all or most of the following:
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Familiarity with Nation Builder, WordPress, Squarespace, Constant Contact, Mail Chimp or similar applications.
  • Experience working with non-profit or community-based organizations.
  • Knowledge of neighborhood organizations.

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]  Review of applications will begin in late October. The position will remain open until filled.  Please send any questions to:  [email protected]

NIEBNA Board Openings

In October NIEBNA will be voting for new board members. If you are interested in getting involved in this way, or know someone who would be a good fit, use the links below to learn more.

Learn more | View Current Board Members | View the bylaws that govern the board | Apply now

Summer movies, music, art and games

  • Free movies, music, performances, art and games outdoors this summer with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Hennepin County. Learn more
  • Enjoy picnic space, yard games, art and special activities at Government Center South Plaza every Tuesday-Thursday plus special events. Join in trivia nights and outdoor movie nights at Target Field. Learn more
  • Every week from June thru September, Peavey Plaza will host free music, dance and theater performances. Learn more

Community Engagement Survey Results

With Focus on Renters and Seniors (55+) per the community engagement plan.

Survey Stats

  • Open from Apr 25, 2022 to June 1, 2022
  • 245 people completed the survey (4 paper + 241 online/electronically)
  • 23 people added to mailing list.
  • 27 expressed interest in volunteering, becoming a building ambassador or running for the board

How We Got The Word Out

  • Marketing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Nextdoor
  • Shared in e-news (NIEBNA x2, Southeast Seniors)
  • Two in person events, at The M and Falls and Pinnacle
  • One street survey completion – many choose to scan QR code and complete online.
  • Removed duplicate entries by name and by IP address (being cognizant of shared homes and apartments.)
Read more


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.