U of M Survey: Climate Change

New U of M Survey, complete for a chance to win one of 10, $25 gift cards.

Your participation will help us envision how the University of Minnesota Twin Cities will work to identify actions to eliminate our greenhouse gas emissions, make the University more resilient, and address climate change through teaching, research, and outreach. This valuable feedback will inform our Climate Action Planning process as directed in the Strategic Plan, MPact 2025.

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Sign up to Perform at Music in the Parks in 2023

CALL TO ARTISTS!  The Music in the Parks Performer Application is now open.  We'd love to see some neighbors featured in these iconic annual Minneapolis events, some happening right in our neighborhood!

Applications will only be accepted until January 20th, so if you're interested in participating in our schedule this year please check it out and apply today. If you are chosen to perform and live in the Nicollet Island-East Bank neighborhood, please let us know so we can come to watch you perform!

Apply to perform: https://form.jotform.com/83405183057152

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NIEBNA PostCard Mailing

Did you receive this postcard recently?  That was us - and we would love to connect with you! 

You are invited to join the NIEBNA newsletter mailing list, request more postcards for yourself, or additional postcards to share.


Clear those Drains

Cleaning your adopted drains isn’t just a warm-weather activity! Keeping your drains clear of snow, ice, and debris during the winter helps so the storm drains don’t get clogged or freeze, which helps to prevent localized flooding. Always remove snow manually, never use salt to clear storm drains.

Online Tool MPS Snow Removal

With snow in the forecast, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is excited to share its new Trail Plowing Status map. When snowfalls accumulate to two inches or more, the online tool shows real-time plowing activity from MPRB maintenance crews on park trails and sidewalks throughout the city.

Park staff and patrons can use the map to see where and when MPRB's established plowing routes were cleared; they can also submit requests, issues or complaints related to snow and ice (see more information below).

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Follow Up - Friends of the Falls Presentation at Board Meeting

We were glad to hear from Friends of the Falls representative Blake at the November Board Meeting.  He provided the following resources to dig deeper into the presentation materials and is open to any follow up questions you have.
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Upcoming Southeast Seniors Events

Chair Yoga 101 - Register

Wednesday, Nov 16 from Noon – 1 pm, Chair yoga can improve flexibility, strength and mindfulness, via Zoom. Instructor Alex La Belle has learned that yoga can help people change their relationship with themselves for the better.

Cold Nights, Warm Reads: LGBTQ+ 50+ Book Club Series - Sign up

Thursdays – January 19, February 16, March 16:  7-8:15 pm, Join us via Zoom for three months of reads that center around the LGBTQ experience with warm, cozy stories about love, mystery, and friendship. We’ll be joined by each author for a discussion about the book! Books featured are: Devils’ Chew Toy with Rob Osler, Here for Itwith R. Eric Thomas, Precious and Adored; The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890–1918.

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