Neighborhood & Community Relations

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Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission (NCEC)

The NCEC advises the mayor and City Council, recommends improvements to the City’s community engagement process, develops guidelines for the Community Participation Program, a neighborhood funding program, works to increase diversity on other advisory boards, and reviews the business plan for the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department.

View the NCEC's current work...

Commission Members

16 residents comprise the NCEC. Neighborhood organizations elect 8 residents, and there are 5 City Council appointees, 2 mayoral appointees, and 1 Park and Recreation Board appointee.


Neighborhood Representatives

This list reflects the results of the July 17, 2019 neighborhood representative elections. Mayor and Council appointments have not yet been announced.

Look up your neighborhood organization. Look up your neighborhood's NCEC district.

Map of Neighborhoods and Districts for NCEC
  • NCEC District 1 - Jeff Strand 
  • NCEC District 2 - Paul Junek
  • NCEC District 3 - Candace Miller Lopez
  • NCEC District 4 - Marcus Mills
  • NCEC District 5 - Lolita Davis Carter
  • NCEC District 6 - Michael Malone
  • NCEC District 7 - Christy Marie Caez Claudio
  • NCEC District 8 - Marcea Mariani

Mayoral Appointees

  • Mary Dedeaux-Swinton
  • Devin Wise

City Council Appointees

  • John Benda
  • Queen Kimmons
  • Henry Gowin
  • Vacant
  • Laura Nudell Lee

Park Board Appointee

  • Vacant

Join the NCEC

Eight of the 16 NCEC commissioners are appointed through the open appointments process and eight members are elected by Minneapolis neighborhood organizations.

Next Meeting Date


Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 (Full Commission Meeting)
5 - 7 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room, Second Floor
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 (Committee of the Whole Meeting)
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Van Cleve Park, 901 15th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

View past meeting agendas and materials.

All NCEC meetings are open to the public.

Watch past meeting videos


Last updated Oct 18, 2019



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