Thank you to the six community members that threw their hats (and their hearts!) into the ring for a chance to serve their community as one of the thirteen volunteers that serves the Kingfield Neighborhood as a volunteer leader on the Board of Directors. It is truly heart-warming to see the passion of service and breadth of skills and experience that comes from members of our community. Two residents were selected due to their personal commitments, as well as their experiences in volunteering and leadership.
Katie Blanchard is an experienced organizer, and has been active in organizing her Kingfield neighbors around issues of safety and justice. Her experience will be invaluable to KFNA, as the organization continues its shift toward an organizing model. She has a deep understanding of people power, racial equity and anti-racism, and of the strength that organizations can find when they are willing to reach across lines of difference.
Lorial Roballo is a young woman of color, and holds identities that have been underrepresented on the KFNA board. But beyond that, she has a deep commitment to the values of equity and inclusiveness — values the KFNA Board centers in its work. She is on the Student Senate at Bemidji State University, serving on the Inclusivity and Diversity committee, and is an avid volunteer for projects around the community.
If you are interested in serving on the KFNA board, whether you recently applied or have never heard of this group until this moment, please note that we will have an election for seven additional seats this spring, most likely in early May. To learn more about this opportunity and the Kingfield Neighborhood Association please contact Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson at or 612-823-5980.