Monthly Board Meeting
Location: Hybrid (Board/Staff in person, Community online)
July 1st, 2021 — 6:30-8:30 PM
Attendees: Sheree Breedlove (Chair), Kevin Aldwaik (Treasurer), Em Matson (Comms. Coordinator), Krystin Eldridge (Vice Chair), Jane Riley Best, Kenneth Frazier, Eric Hoffer (Secretary), Patricia Deinhart-Bauknight (E.D.)
Community Presentations: Christian Zimmerman (Vision Zero)
6:40 PM Call to Order: Sheree Breedlove, Chair
6:42 PM Approve Meeting Agenda (in board packet)
Added: “New Business”
MOTION to approve Agenda (Monica), seconded (Kevin). Unanimously approved.
6:45 PM Community Presentation: Christian Zimmerman, City of Minneapolis Public Works, Vision Zero
Dowling Ave. (from Penn to 94) . City did an analysis of “high-injury network”. Vision Zero is a national program, having a goal of reaching zero fatalities via traffic (driving and/or by a car while on bike or foot, etc…). “High injury” streets are 9% of our roadways but have 70% of the injuries. Rapid improvements to the corridors, so using non-permanent solutions (bollards, paint, reconfiguring of roads). Dowling is one of 4 corridors across the city.
17 intersections. 22 bumpouts. 12 hardened center lines. 22 backplates on over-the-road stop lights. 12 bike conflict zone markings on roadway. No improvements/changes on Dowling/6th because of the nature of these intersections lane-wise.
U of M partnering with the city to improve Dowling/Bryant & Dowling/Fremont. Marking crosswalks. Putting up cameras for measuring driver stopping likelihood for pedestrians waiting to cross. Paddle signs on the side of the road.
GOAL: Within July 2021. For sure during 2021. Will do analysis in future years, sharing as they go.
7:33 PM Review/Approve June Minutes (in board packet)
MOTION: Kevin. Second: Krystin. Approved.
7:34 PM Finance Report: Kevin Aldwaik, Treasurer
No updated report, due to the meeting being on the first of the month AND our accountant on vacation. Will have a report, possibly two for the next board meeting.
7:35 PM Executive Director’s Report: Patricia Deinhart-Bauknight, E.D.
[See full report by request]. Focus areas: Strategic planning, supporting youth programming.
Starting with the Office of Violence Prevention 4-neighborhood program with Shingle Creek, Folwell, W-C, and McKinley—working with Step Up interns, survey on safety. Will interact with 4th precinct on results. Logo/design contest. Culminate with a youth safety fair (2nd week in August).
Loaned Project Jamar Saving Me $1k to do Violence Prevention week programming.They have submitted all necessary receipts for reimbursement from the city.
Great Streets grant small-business program has been developing. Intern job description has been released, and we’re hoping for good, local candidates! Due to a few factors, more money than expected will be accessible. Business surveys going out in July.
3 nonprofits applied for partnership with us for funding through the city—Friends of the Falls, Project Jamar Saving Me, and Edible Blvds.
Victory asked about going in on Ward 4 candidate forum through LWV, with W-C committing $150.
Need to have parameters around requests for small amount requests—Patricia is working on it.
Informal request: That the Hmong Garden on 3800 Fremont be put on our insurance. We’re awaiting more information from the city and the gardening organization before we move forward.
7:45 PM Committee Highlights and Proposed Summer Hiatus
Cleaning out the office, organizing paperwork, storing digitally. Getting Xerox machine switched out. Meeting about policy/procedure around expense reimbursement and digital giving. Meeting on Thursday. Made a visit to Camden Center.
Interns for OVP. Already hosted violence protection week events. More upcoming events, too. Monica is officially the “Queen of the Waterballons!”
New website should be launched this summer! Communications plan should come shortly thereafter.
8:00 PM WCNO Strategic Planning — Goals and Strategies
Patricia, Sheree, Krystin met with Mario from the strategic planning organization. Mission Statement…
Webber Camden Neighborhood Organization: Empowering Collaboration and Connection to Create a Thriving and Equitable Community for All.”
Shared MISSION Plan (Patricia assembled based on our conversation and notes and decision from planning).
Follow-up team: Kenneth, Jane, Eric, led by Patricia.
8:15 PM Upcoming WCNO Events
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament – July 14
Community BBQ – July 16
8:23 PM New Business
We need a new one, and discussed which option and whether to buy or lease. NEXT STEP: Email vote between 2 options (or 3). Kevin, Sheree, Patricia will help craft the options.
Interviews on Race on the Northside
8:39 PM Adjourn
ACTION STEPS: Share Vision Zero materials to the website, link in minutes, and on Facebook. Send Sheree Camden Farmer’s market flyer to Sheree. Follow up with Xerox machine.
NEXT TIME: Name tags, print entire board packet.