The latest edition of the Kingfield News is now available. Read your here if you copy has not arrived in the mail yet!
Attend any public workshop to see the initial concept designs for all 40+ Southwest neighborhood parks.
Workshop Dates and Locations:
Thursday, January 31, 6-8pm
Lynnhurst Recreation Center
1345 West Minnehaha Parkway
Monday, February 4, 6-8pm
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
4055 Nicollet Avenue South
Thursday, February 7, 6-8pm
Whittier Recreation Center
425 West 26thStreet
Tuesday February 12, 6-8pm
Jones Harrison Residence
3700 Cedar Lake Avenue
Light refreshments and a table with children’s activities will be at each workshop. Language translation and other accommodations can be provided if request ahead of time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Board meeting on February 13, 7 PM at MLK Park, the Park Board will also be present to provide a project update specific to MLK Park and take any questions people have. All park concepts will be posted online after the Jan. 31st workshop, so people will have an opportunity to review those before the board meeting. If you have questions about the February KFNA Board meeting contact KFNA at email@example.com.
There are multiple upcoming opportunities to weigh in on the Neighborhoods 2020 Work Group recommendations. During the first week of December there will be five community meetings which are open to anyone interested. Work Group members are invited to listen to questions, comments, and concerns from residents.
- Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 AM
2323 11th Ave S, MPLS MN 55404
- Monday, December 3, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
740 E 17TH ST MPLS 55404
- Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 PM
4414 Humboldt Ave N MPLS 55412
- Thursday, December 6, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Little Earth Residents Association – LERA Conference Room
2495 18th Ave South MPLS MN 55404
- Friday, December 7, 2018
11:30 – 1:30 PM
Harrison Education Center
501 Irving Ave N MPLS 55405
What is Neighborhoods 2020?
The Neighborhoods 2020 process was created by the City Council to look at how the City serves and supports neighborhood organizations both internally and externally via finances, City staffing, organizational/advisory board oversight, and grant-funded programs. Each piece is important for equitable and high-quality services to be provided to residents. The Neighborhoods 2020 process comprises four important parts:
- consistent funding and programming for neighborhoods andother community-based programs such as the One Minneapolis Fund and the Community Innovation Fund;
- proper sizing and oversight of these programs by an advisory body;
- a consistent citywide community engagement policy for the City of Minneapolis that incorporates the Core Principles of Community Engagement; and,
- evaluating the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department’s service delivery model and making changes if necessary.
Learn more about the Minneapolis 2020 Work Groups and process here: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ncr/2020
Get your We Are Kingfield / We Vote At MLK Park yard signs!
Have you seen them popping up all over Kingfield? Well, there is still time for you to get yours! It’s simple! A volunteer will place the sign in your yard in October, and then within a week after the election, a volunteer will retrieve it for re-use in 2020. Request your sign(s) here
Sign up to be a KFNA Get-Out-The-Vote Block or Building Captain!
The Block Captain program is a new effort by KFNA to make sure everyone’s voice is heard in November. We’re looking for one Block Captain per block to make sure everyone on their block is registered, talk to them about early voting options, and encourage them to vote in the days before Election Day. KFNA will provide voter registration materials, and we’ll also be holding a couple of training events. Interested? Sign up here
Tuesday Nov. 6—shifts available all day at MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet
All Kingfield neighbors vote in a single location and Kingfield’s Polling Parties are the largest celebration of community and civic responsibility that KFNA organizes all year. Once again as a “thank you” for voting, we will provide free, hot coffee and tasty treats to all Kingfield neighbors, all day long, as they come to cast their ballots in precincts 8-6 & 8-7 at MLK Park!
Volunteer to be a part of it! Greet your neighbors, hand out delicious homemade treats as well as ones donated by our many fabulous restaurants including: Butter Bakery Café, Sun Street Breads, Victor’s 1959 Café, andThe Lowbrow!
Share this Polling Party event on Facebook so all your friends see it and remember to vote! Better yet, Join the event and INVITE your friends to it!! Even better yet, make a plan to meet your friends at MLK Park for coffee and voting at a specific time!!!
Together we can Get Out the Vote!