You are invited to attend the 2015 Field Regina Northrop annual meeting. Mark your calendars now for Thursday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. at McRae Park. All residents are encouraged to attend for an opportunity to connect personally with our elected representatives, meet your current FRN board members, and to determine how your skills might help the neighborhood grow and thrive.
In additional to a financial report, the following speakers are scheduled to give updates:
- City Council members Elizabeth Glidden and John Quincy
- Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Commissioner Steffanie Musich
- FRNNG President Willie Bridges
Many important positions are open this year. These positions are: Treasurer, Secretary, Second Vice President, Education Committee chair, Greening Committee chair, Programs Committee chair, and Regina Neighborhood Representative. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved in the neighborhood, now is the time to make an impact. Positions have two-year terms and are limited to six years. Meetings occur on the third Wednesday of every month at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church from 6:30-8:00.
If you would like to place your name on the ballot for April 30th, please email the office at email@example.com with your name, the position you are interested in and a short description of yourself. Write in canidates are also welcome.
Open Board Positions:
- Treasurer: The Treasurer is in charge of the financial operations of the group, and ensures that all records and accounts are kept up to date. The Treasurer also makes financial records available for examination by the board by creating financial reports for review.
- Secretary: The Secretary collects minutes for all meetings and ensures that standard operating procedures are followed by the group. The Secretary also makes all reports required by the board and by law and is in charge of organizing minutes and records of the group.
- 2nd VP: The Second Vice President sits on the Executive Committee and will fill in for the first Vice President and President in case of absence. The Second Vice President also supervises the FRNNG Executive Director.
Open Committee Positions:
Committee Chairs also host mostly meetings with their committee members to discuss projects, build budgets and plan for the future. Leading a committee allows you to bring your vision to the neighborhood and provides a platform for interested neighbors to get things done. Each committee works with a budget and as chair you will have an opportunity to plan how that money can be invested in the neighborhood. Chair’s may set the committee meeting time and location that works best and the number of hours invested every month is up to you.
- Greening: The Greening committee has many opportunities to make the neighborhood a better place. Current projects include improving the 35W sound wall plantings, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed Grant project, and wrapping utility boxes in artwork. Other potential projects can cover further environmental protections, tree plantings, general neighborhood beautification, or any thing else you can imagine to make the neighborhood a healthier, greener and more beautiful place.
- Education: The chair of the education committee is responsible for enhancing the learning environment of area schools by fostering and encouraging greater neighborhood involvement. FRN is home to Field Middle school, the new Hiawatha Academy, and many young people who we want to connect with.
- Programs: The chair of the programs committee helps organize large annual events including the annual neighborhood celebration held in early June, Night on 48th Street that occurs in autumn, and a candidates’ forum in an election year.
Open Neighborhood Positions:
- Regina Representative: This person represents the residents of the Regina Neighborhood on the Board. The Regina neighborhood is bound by 35W, 46th street, Chicago, and 42nd street and the representative must live in that area. Neighborhood representative is a great way to get involved and learn how the group works.
If you would like more information about the April 30 annual meeting or the open positions, please call the FRNNG office at (612) 721-5424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to appear on the paper ballot is April 22nd. After the 22nd you may appear on the ballot as a write in candidate.