MIDTOWN PHILLIPS WELCOMES YOU
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
April Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, April 11th, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Virtual on Zoom: https://midtownphillips.org/zoom
Meeting ID: 852 2734 9257
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Join The MPNA Board of Directors!
MPNA is seeking Directors to fill the open seats below.
Candidates must live, work, or own property in Midtown Phillips Neighborhood. Interested? Contact us at email@example.com
Stay tuned for our May Board of Directors Election!
Board Chair (One-year term)
At Large Representative (Two-year term)
At Large Representative (Two-year term)
District 1 Representative (Two-year term) - 24th St to 26th St & Chicago to 12th Ave
District 3 Representative (Two-year term) - 26th St to 28th St & Chicago to 12th Ave
District 5 Representative (Two-year term) - 28th to Lake St & Chicago to 12th Ave
From Jason Chavez, Minneapolis City Council Member – Ward 9
Transit Community Listening Session: Safety and Livability
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 21 6:00PM-8:30PM
Location: Corcoran Recreation Center, 3334 20th Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55407
Council Member, Jason Chavez
Representative, Samantha Sencer-Mura
Metro Transit (variety of representatives)
Trans Equity Council
MPS School Board Member, Collin Beachy
Stay tuned for a new 2023 Community Meeting Schedule!
The MPNA Board of Directors is working to revise the Community Meeting schedule to engage more folks who live, work, or own property in Midtown Phillips Neighborhood. Updates will be released here, in our newsletter, and on www.midtownphillips.org.
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WHO WE ARE
Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association, Inc is a volunteer-driven, community organization that advocates for a vibrant, safe, and healthy neighborhood.
Through regular meetings, outreach, and funding, we bring diverse community members together to celebrate Midtown Phillips and explore ways to make it even better.
Where is Midtown Phillips?
The boundaries of the Midtown Phillips neighborhood are East 24th Street to the north, East Lake Street to the south, Bloomington Avenue to the east, and Chicago Avenue to the west.
Join the board, attend community meetings, volunteer your time at local events.
MPNAIs efforts rely on the time and talents of volunteers.
If you live in Midtown Phillips, you are a also voting member of the neighborhood association.
WHAT WE DO:
We currently partner with several local Phillips neighborhood non-profits to implement a variety of projects which expand the outreach within the Midtown Phillips neighborhood: Banyan Community, Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts, Somali TV, KRSM Radio, New Americans Youth Soccer Club, and Midtown Greenway Coalition.
Visit "Our Partners" page for more information.
MIDTOWN FESTIVAL AT OPEN STREETS
A multicultural gathering held in July featuring local talent and local food vendors, as well as participation from other community Partner organizations. A strategy to learn about our various neighborhood cultures and build relationships with residents. Neighborhood and city-wide programs and projects set up booths to inform and recruit involvement from the neighborhood. We create a ‘Midtown Phillips Zone’ as a part of Open Streets.
This is an annual event in partnership with Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling and composting to clean up the community. Midtown Phillips partners with three other neighborhoods in order to clean up the Phillips area and instill a sense of community accountability and pride. In 2018, over 750 volunteers came out to help pick up trash and meet neighbors. Local businesses supported this event through donations of food and supplies. City, county and neighborhood non-profits set up project displays during lunch to provide an educational component to this event. We also raise funds to provide 6 garbage trucks in the 4 Phillips neighborhoods to pick up tires, furniture, appliances, electronics, household construction, old carpet Free of Charge to all residents!
MEETING AND DINNER
At this meeting, we highlight speakers from various government entities come to inform residents about changes and projects occurring within the city. We host resource booths with information pertaining to the residents of Midtown Phillips. We also hold our annual board elections and present financial reports for the year, as well as showcase our community partners, who have been working hard to increase and maintain outreach within the Midtown Phillips neighborhood.
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