Proposed NCR Neighborhood Program Guidelines: Comments Due by March 31

What will the next generation of City neighborhood program look like beyond 2020? That’s the question you get to help answer!

The City Neighborhood Community Relations Department has recently released proposed program guidelines with a deadline for public comment as of March 31, 2019. For more information about the proposed program guidelines go to: There is also a list of upcoming meetings you may wish to attend to learn more.

SCNA board members and staff attended the NCR led February 27th, 2019 Public Comment meeting held at Eastside Neighborhood Services. SCNA has submitted a letter to Mayor Frey and CM Cunningham as a result of that meeting. Meeting notes from that meeting can be found here.

The Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association has signed on to a response letter of the Northside Neighborhood Council, a collective meeting group of local individual Northside neighborhood organizations, regarding the proposed guidelines.

Here’s a few other comment letters from across the city:

Nick Chichowitz Chair of the Neighborhood Community Engagement Commission and member of the NCR WorkGroup 2 to Mayor and Council March 19, 2019.

Longfellow Messenger: CM Andrew Johnson speaks out about this proposed plan as a “recipe for failure”.

Northeaster Newspaper Feb 2019

Longfellow Neighborhood Council response letter

Elliot Park Neighborhood Association response letter

Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association response letter

Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association response letter regarding Feb 27, 2019 NCR Public Comment meeting

Northside Neighborhood Council Sign on Letter

Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association Comment Letter

Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association Comment Letter

The Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association has served the Shingle Creek neighborhood residents as their local 501c3 organization. Our mission is *to be a voice of the community, *to advocate and promote the Shingle Creek neighborhood, *to improve neighborhood livability and economic opportunities, *to involve and empower residents and *to promote the safety and health of our community and its residents.

Since 1991, SCNA has contracted with the City of Minneapolis, to help them achieve their housing, business, social environment, crime and safety and other goals. There have been many successes by Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association that have led to “bricks and mortar” improvements, program improvements and further investments at local parks, businesses, schools, and so much more reaching residents of all kinds. See our history by decades flyer for just some of the results.

We invite you to attend an upcoming neighborhood meeting and learn more about the investments, roles/responsibilities/expectations these dedicated volunteers have given in the past–how the proposed guidelines came about–and why it’s important to comment by March 31 to let elected officials know your thoughts about this important program. Become a part of the change for your neighborhoods and city! Questions? Contact us at, 612-597-9464 or Fb Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association.