Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Meeting Announcement: JACC Public Safety and Block Club Committee

Title: Public Safety and Block Club Committee

Date: Wednesday September 22, 2010

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Repeats: This event repeats every month on the fourth Wednesday.

Location: PCYC 2210 Oliver Ave N

Notes: Use Penn to 23rd to Oliver Ave N

Committee Chair is Todd Heintz

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Minneapolis Police Precinct 4 (Sector 2) Update Last weeks maps‏ ~ JORDAN NEIGHBORHOOD

For questions, contact:

Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 4th Precinct
(612) 673-5873

To Protect With Courage
To Serve With Compassion

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hey NoMi Residents, GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR CITY GOVERNMENT ~ Many opportunities to serve on City boards and commissions‏

Neighborhood and Community leaders,

Earlier this year the City of Minneapolis began making appointments to boards and commissions in a more streamlined way offering opportunities to be appointed to a board or commission two times each year. We are beginning the Fall cycle and this email is to share with you the information about the current openings as well as provide you with some resources to help your community stay informed. We would appreciate any assistance your organization could provide in getting the word out about these volunteer opportunities.

Current openings

On the City of Minneapolis Web site at you will find a list of vacancy notices. Positions are open until filled however applicants are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2010 as applications will be reviewed beginning October 4th.

There are over 100 open positions on 16 boards and commissions that include:

Basset Creek Watershed Management Commission
Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC)
Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC)
Civil Rights Commission
Civilian Police Review Authority
Heritage Preservation Commission
Housing Board of Appeals
Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission
Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities
Minneapolis Arts Commission
Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN)
Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC)
Senior Citizens Advisory Committee
Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission
Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee
Zoning Board of Adjustment

Getting the Word Out: Helpful resources

Here are some resources to help your organization and community members become more informed about the current openings for these resident-based City boards and commissions.

Sign up to receive notices directly

As one way to help target our message in the future we have added an email subscription list for City board and commission vacancies. I encourage you to sign up to receive notices which will include those open during the regular two cycles and any interim vacancies. Additionally, please consider adding this link to any newsletter or Web site articles you might publish.

Sign up to receive e-mail updates on City Boards and Commissions

If the above link does not work please visit

Open house & live “chat” coming in March

As part of this updated process an online chat and an open house are planned to give folks an opportunity to learn more about the boards with openings.

Online chat:

Tuesday, Sept. 21, noon to 1 p.m.

To access the online chat visit

Open house:

Thursday, Sept. 23, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Rotunda
350 S. 5th St.

Please check out the current openings and pass along this information.

Jennifer Lastoka
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
City of Minneapolis
Tri Tech Center, Room 220
331 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Thursday, September 9, 2010

UPDATE: Jordan Neighborhood Annual Meeting and Elections

Jordan Neighborhood Annual Meeting and Elections
October 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
(Location to be determined)

Nominations for Board of Directors open through September 17, 2010.

Twelve openings available. These are volunteer (unpaid) positions.

Candidates must:

Live in the neighborhood (between West Broadway, Emerson and Lowry Avenues),

Own property in the neighborhood, or

Be employed by a business, non-profit or government organization located in the neighborhood

To nominate yourself or someone else, request a nomination packet from the Jordan Area Community Council (JACC) office by calling 612-353-3601 or e-mail request to

Board members are expected to be a member of at least one committee and attend at least two meetings a month (the board meeting and their committee meeting). Board members should expect to spend about 10 hours a month on Jordan-related activities (includes meeting time).

JACC Nominating Committee
2009 James Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Additionally, this year's annual meeting will include a community vote on proposed changes to the By-laws that govern the JACC. A reading of the proposed changes will take place on September 16, 2010 at 6:30pm at PCYC, 2210 Oliver Ave N (near The Capri Theatre, use Penn to 21st to Oliver Ave N)

Megan Goodmundson

Jordan, N Mpls, Minneapolis



ATTENDANCE: DH, EJ(acting chair), AB, LR, MM, JK, DW, KR (TH, TJ, KB absent)



DW motions to approve agenda, DH 2nds, motion carries


Tabled to after committee reports


DH motions for the formation of a Nominations Committee, with KR, LR and DW as the board representatives and allow the committee to add neighborhood participants as they come available.

AB 2nds. Motion carries


DH motions for MM, LR and JK to head a Board Retreat committee to not only prep orientation for new members but also strategic planning for JACC and community input. KR 2nds. Motion carries.


LR motions that JACC approve contract C-22433 as presented for the 26th Ave Greenway project. DW 2nds. Motion carries.




DR motions to sponsor North End Hardware Harvest Festival Sept. 18th for $100 and create committee to attend festival (LR and DH). DW 2nds, motion carries


DH motions to accept finance report. LR 2nds. Motion carries


DR motions to approve report. LR 2nds. Motion carries


Provisional approved with 3 day window for revisions


Sunday, September 5, 2010

JACC Board of Directors Meeting September 8, 2010 -- Proposed Agenda

Proposed Agenda
JACC Board of Directors Meeting
September 8, 2010
2210 Oliver Ave. N. (PCYC Building)
6:30 PM

I. Call to Order

II. Approve Agenda

III. Approve August 2010 Minutes

IV. Report: 2010 JACC Nominations Committee ~ Riskadel

V. Update: JACC Communications Committee ~ Riskadel

VI. Jordan Advantage 2010 Discussion ~ Johnson

VII. Report: Board Retreat Planning Committee (for Nov. '10)

VIII. Safety Committee Report
       a. Police Buy-Back  Hours ~ Heintz
       b. Level Three Sex Offender Concentration Issue ~ Wagner

IX. Housing Committee Report ~ Rother

X. Finance (Budget Report) ~ Wagner

XI. Community Forum


Note: October Meeting will be held at PCYC

JACC Communications Committee‏

JACC Communications committee will meet Tuesday September 7 at 7.30 at the JACC house.

Dicssion topic: redesign of the web page.