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Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association
821 E 35th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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The PPNA Community Cafe is Now Open

At Community Café meetings, we address livability, housing, transportation, land use, sustainability, safety and arts & culture in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood.  The Café provides a town-hall like atmosphere for Powderhorn Park residents, property owners and businesses to discuss current and future issues and their impact on our neighborhood and develop recommendations for the Board of Directors.

Stop by for a few minutes or stay for the entire event!

The Community Café meetings and initiatives are open to all members of our community. The Café is held on the fourth Thursday of each month.  To make the Community Café meetings run smoothly, a strong facilitator will lead the meeting, the agenda will be posted prior to the date of the meeting, and community members will have an opportunity to share their thoughts.

Community Café Agenda & Minutes

Date

Topic

Agenda

Minutes

February 28 Walker Church Rebuild

Agenda

Minutes

March 28 Neighborhood Food Justice & Access to Healthy, Affordable Food

Agenda

Minutes

April 25 Community Response to Sex Trafficking

Agenda

Minutes

May 23 Powderhorn Arts & Culture

Agenda

Minutes

June 27 Local Business Fair

Agenda

Minutes

August 22 Affordable, Quality Housing

Agenda

Minutes

September 26 Sustainability & Energy

Agenda

Minutes

October 24 Health & Wellness

Agenda

Minutes

November 21 Transportation & Transit

Agenda

Minutes

Community Café History
As part of the 2012-2013 PPNA Strategic Plan, the Board of Directors spent the last few months conducting a thorough review of PPNA’s committee structure and evaluating its level of effectiveness in attracting and engaging a significant number of residents and businesses in our neighborhood.  PPNA researched the committee structures of other neighborhood organizations, spoke with committee chairs, residents and businesses, and visited PPNA committees, which were still meeting.  Although PPNA was hosting up to seven committee meetings/events and the monthly Board meeting in some months, only a small number of participants were involved in these activities.  The amount of effort by PPNA compared to the rate of return was lopsided and not an effective use of resources.

At its December 2012 meeting, the Board voted to absorb four committees (Arts & Culture, Housing, Land Use & Economic Development, Safety, and Sustainability) into one monthly meeting named PPNA’s Community Café.

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