The Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood annual meeting was held at McRae Park on April 26th. Attendees heard from our 8th and 11th ward city council members Andra Jenkins and Jeremy Schroeder, Hennepin County District 4 Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, and Inspector Michael Sullivan form the MPD 3rd Precinct. Issues discussed included the 35W project that is expected to stretch into 2022 which will impact the neighborhood in several ways. Inspector Michael Sullivan reported that year-over-year crime is flat, but encouraged neighbors to be vigilant with securing their garages in particular as they are a hot target for thieves. Commissioner McLaughlin also addressed how the County is dealign with the expected added pressures to Portland and Park Ave during the 35W project, and promoted the extensive hiring happening at the County as a wave of retirements is creating many new job openings.
FRNNG president Willie Bridges also updated attendees on neighborhood events and remarked on his observations he gathered during his four years as president, as he will be stepping down from the position when new members are sworn in this August. Willie urged all board members to stand up for the whole community and to focus on inclusivity for all neighbors.
Neighbors also elected new board members and re-elected current members for new terms. There were no contested elections, and there were candidates nominated from the floor to fill write-in positions. Here are the election results:
President: Chris Schommer (1st term)
Vice President: David Fronsoe (1st term)
Business: Aprad Nagy (1st term)
Communications: Maggie Snetting (1st term)
Community and Safety: Marty Koessel (2nd term)
Education: Terry Mazig (2nd term)
Housing and Development: Nate Lansing (3nd term)
Parks: Amanda Robbins-Butcher (1st term)
South Northrop: Willie Bridges (1st term)
North Northrop: Kate Nyquist (2nd term)
All other board members not listed are currently in the middle of their two year terms.
The new board will convene for the first time at the August 15th FRNNG meeting at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church.