See the growing community window-map at Butter Bakery Cafe, 3700 Nicollet!
And while you are there, be sure to tell Dan Swenson-Klatt, Butter owner, congratulations for being elected to the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Board of Directors! Our six new Board Members plus one of our Alternates are pictured below.
Monday April 22 at Butter Bakery Cafe, 3700 Nicollet!
6:30 PM Potluck & Social/ 7:00 PM Meeting
KFNA’s Annual Meeting is taking a page from its own playbook and moving out into the neighborhood this year! Historically the meeting takes place on a beautiful spring evening, and people are a bit hesitant to come into the park building and miss the first lick of sunshine, so this year we are holding the annual meeting inside the big-windowed, bright new space of the lovely Butter Bakery Cafe.
On Monday, April 22, at 6:30 PM we welcome you to join the KFNA Board and your neighbors at Butter, 3700 Nicollet, for a Kingfield-only potluck party. The event will include the melodious sounds of Kingfield musician Benjamin Pena, delicious treats handmade by Butter themselves, and information from KFNA on activities and events from the year past and for the year to come.
Also at this meeting we will welcome six new board members, elected by you, the public. You can even be one of these board members if you want—you may contact Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson anytime at email@example.com or 612.823.5980 and she will be happy to chat with you about board needs and responsibilities. Or, simply nominate yourself at the Annual meeting while you are there! Each KFNA Board member serves a two-year term.
We hope to see you at Butter on April 22…and wander by beginning April 16th to watch, and help create!, the growing community-window-art map of Kingfield!
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The latest edition of the Kingfield News is now available online, and is being mailed to all homes and Kingfield property owners the first week of April. Enjoy and engage!
January KFNA Crime and Safety Committee to learn about crime patterns in 2012 and make a plan for 2013, as well as to meet the new 5th Precinct Leader, Inspector Diaz. This meeting will be held on Tuesday January 15 at 7 PM at MLK Park. The agenda is as follows:
Meet Inspector Diaz, the new head of the 5th Precinct
Year in Review Regarding Crimes
Steps Neighbors Can Take to Prevent Crimes
Steps to take if crimes occur (resources for you!)
Other things you can do to share info related to crime and safety
2013 CPaS Planning
Tracine Asberry joins eight others on Minneapolis school board.
- By James Sanna, Southwest Minneapolis Patch
Tuesday night [1/8/13], Kingfield resident Tracine Asberry was sworn in as the first school board member to specifically represent Southwest Minneapolis.
Asberry won an uncontested election last year after her three opponents dropped out after they were unable to win an endorsement of the Minneapolis DFL party. Despite this, Asberry spent the following months visiting with local PTAs, community groups, and area residents in a campaign-style effort to meet constituents. Read more
Wednesday January 9, 7 PM, MLK Park
At the January KFNA Board meeting you can learn more about the Carrot Initiative (CI), a south Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization that was created to be the catalyst that will bring a full-service grocer to the West Powderhorn community. According to the Carrot, the lack a full service grocery store and the reduced access to healthy foods, results in a community that faces a greater risk of chronic disease, and a lowered sustainability because of the greater reliance on the personal vehicle.
Presentation: Wednesday January 9, 7-7:20 PM, MLK Park
Community Forum following until roughly 7:30, followed by the KFNA Board regular monthly meeting.
You can learn more about the organization at the following link: http://carrotinitiative.com
Please note the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Office will be closed over the holidays with phone calls returned after January 1, 2013. Emails, however, will be returned more promptly and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you are planning your end of the year giving, we encourage you to think of KFNA and the work we do in your immediate neighborhood to build community, solve issues, and develop leaders. Gifts to KFNA are tax-deductible and can be made safely online here.