Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization
Monthly Board Meeting
Location: WCNO Office (1206 37th Ave. N.)
September 11th, 2023 — 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Attendees: Jasmine Russell, Carmen Miller (WCNO), Stan Alleyne, Sindiswa Georgiades, Eric Hoffer (WCNO), Paul Arllen (WCNO), Shannon Glenn (WCNO Staff), Patricia Deinhart-Bauknight (WCNO Staff), Several on Facebook Live (including WCNO’s Jane Riley Best)
NOTE: Unfortunately, the board did not meet quorum and could not vote on anything. This meeting was for informational and pre-planning purposes only.
6:49 PM Meeting Called to Order by Eric Hoffer, WCNO Secretary
6:50 PM Community Presentations
FULL PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE ON VIA FACEBOOK LIVE RECORDING at www.facebook.com/webbercamden.
–Jasmine Russell (Monicat Data): Business Project Consulting
Monicat data is providing support to a Hennepin County-sponsored business corridor rebranding in Webber-Camden and its 445 businesses. The work of relationship building and research has already begun, moving into strategy at the end of 2023. Members of the community (not just business owners) are encouraged to share historical documents, pictures, and paperwork pertaining to past and present Webber-Camden businesses to WCNO so they might be included in planning and presenting processes.
–Stan Alleyne: Pro Bono Communications Consulting
Stan will be providing free consulting services to WCNO, specializing in communications (both internal, but especially external). Stan is a Northsider with a whole host of experience (including with MPS and the startup world), and is eager to share his expertise with the organization. There is no current timeline for the work or Stan’s services.
–Sindiswa Georgiades (Propel for Nonprofits): Strategic Services Consulting
Propel works with a wide variety of nonprofits, including many neighborhood organizations. They have been granted the ability to provide support for WCNO, at no cost to the organization. They will particularly focus on board development, including capacity building and strategy. The support and training will start right away, and be scheduled into early 2024.
7:16 PM Other Board Business TABLED until October’s Meeting
7:18 PM Discussion Around the WCNO Annual Meeting in November
Could we include our newly-elected (or re-elected) city counselor? Houston White? Other small business owners? How can we encourage turnout?
7:53 PM Meeting adjourned by Eric H.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Eric Hoffer, WCNO Secretary.