Listen to KRSM Radio's collection of interviews of community members reflecting on 2020 in Midtown Phillips
April Community Meeting
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Solutions to Homelessness
Michael Goze - CEO, American Indian CDC
Al Bangoura - MPRB Superintendent
Sheila Delaney - Little Houses Project
Deborah Moses - Executive Director, St Stephens Human Services
2021 Election Results
• Midtown Phillips Board President–John Richard with 73 votes
• District 1–2-year term: No candidate
• District 3–2-year term: No candidate
• District 5–2-year term: Chris Lomheim with 12 votes
(ran unopposed; only District 5 residents could vote for this seat)
The one-year At Large Rep position had two candidates:
• At Large Representative–1-year term: Jana Metge with 87 votes
(At Large one-year candidate Sarita Kundrod received 50 votes)
The two-year At Large Rep position was ranked choice,
where voters could pick two of three candidates:
• At Large Representative–2-year term: Mahamed Cali with 82 votes
(52 1st choice/30 2nd choice)
• At Large Representative–2-year term: Jamie Mendoza-Brenner with 65 votes
(39 1st choice/26 2nd choice)
(At Large two-year candidate Seth Eberle received 35 votes—18 1st choice/17 2nd choice)
There were 147 total validated votes.
Any ballot that did not give an address was invalidated.
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 8 local Phillips neighborhood non-profits to implement a variety of projects which expand the outreach within the Midtown Phillips neighborhood: Banyan Community, St. Paul's ELCA, Somali TV, Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theater, MN Youth Association, KRSM Radio, New Americans Youth Soccer Club and MadDads of Minneapolis.
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.
PHILLIPS CLEAN SWEEP
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!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Occurs nation-wide the first Tuesday of August. MPNAI partners with local community organizations to support block events. A majority of blocks within the Midtown Phillips area participate, raising awareness about neighborliness and creating ties between 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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