Neighborhood & Community Relations

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

The Vision for the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission is a City and community engagement process that increases inclusiveness, empowerment and greater opportunities for participation by all community members of the City of Minneapolis. View the NCEC's current work...


On December 16, 2011, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2011R-668 Amending and Restating Resolution 2008R-402 entitled Establishing a Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission, passed September 26, 2008 creating the new Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission.


Purpose of the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission In the 2011 resolution restructuring the NCEC, the City Council adopted the following purposes for the Commission:


In collaboration with the NCR, study issues, courses of action, policies and programs that affect the quality of life for City residents and make recommendations for improvements to City departments and the City Council as they pertain to community participation policies and delivery of services while integrating the voice of residents into the City’s decision-making processes;

Appeals, Grievances and Designation.

Consider appeals from neighborhood organizations regarding funding decisions involving the City funded programs administered by the NCR, including the Community Participation Program (CPP) but excluding any NRP plans. The Commission will hear grievances of actions taken by neighborhood organizations and recommend to the City any necessary corrective remedies. The Commission will designate the recognized neighborhood organizations in the City; Create Policy. Establish community engagement policies for the City’s neighborhood programs, excluding Phases I and II of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, which promote more representative neighborhood organizations;

Cultivate Relationships.

Serve as liaisons between the City of Minneapolis and community and neighborhood organizations. In this role the Commission shall make every effort to ensure that the concerns represented reflect the diverse viewpoints and interests of the residents of Minneapolis;

Increase Participation.

Advise the City Council on policy matters to build the capacity of underrepresented groups in order to increase their participation in the civic governance of the City, expand the ability of neighborhood organizations to engage diverse neighbors, and assist in building partnerships with communities and groups that often do not participate in the formal neighborhood system, such as communities of color, new Americans and refugees as well as low income residents;

Broaden Representation.

Develop a five-year community engagement policy plan to increase the number and diversity of people involved in their communities and seated to both City boards and Commissions. This participation contributes to and strengthens the vitality of community capacity and increases the impact of the community on public decisions;

Give Voice.

Promote broader engagement, increase inclusion, and identify/remove barriers of participation by fostering a sense of community and helping all residents address specific concerns via the NCR department and the Commission;


The Neighborhood and Community Relations department business plan.


Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Bylaws - Updated and adopted June 26, 2018.

Policies and Procedures

Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Policies and Procedures Manual (pdf) - Adopted October 22, 2013

Annual Reports

Committees and Task Forces

View a list of the current Committees and Task Forces, their purpose and membership.

Neighborhood District Assignments

Neighborhood NameNeighborhood Organization NameNCEC District
ArmatageArmatage Neighborhood Association2
Audubon ParkAudubon Neighborhood Association4
BancroftBancroft Neighborhood Association7
BeltramiBeltrami Neighborhood Council4
BottineauBottineau Neighborhood Association4
BryantBryant Neighborhood Organization7
Bryn MawrBryn Mawr Neighborhood Association5
Cedar-Isles-DeanCedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association2
Cedar-RiversideCedar-Riverside NRP8
CentralCentral Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)7
ClevelandCleveland Neighborhood Association1
Columbia ParkColumbia Park Neighborhood Association4
CorcoranCorcoran Neighborhood Organization7
Downtown East, WestDowntown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association5
East CalhounEast Calhoun Community Organization6
East HarrietEast Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association2
East IslesEast Isles Residents Association6
East PhillipsEast Phillips Improvement Coalition7
Elliot ParkElliot Park Neighborhood, Inc.5
Field, Regina, NorthropField, Regina, Northrop Neighborhood Group3
FolwellFolwell Neighborhood Association1
FultonFulton Neighborhood Association2
Hale, Page, Diamond LakeHale, Page, Diamond Lake Community Association3
HarrisonHarrison Neighborhood Association5
HawthorneHawthorne Neighborhood Council1
HollandHolland Neighborhood Improvement Association4
JordanJordan Area Community Council1
KennyKenny Neighborhood Association2
KenwoodKenwood Isles Area Association6
KingfieldKingfield Neighborhood Association6
Lind-BohanonLind-Bohanon Neighborhood Association1
Linden HillsLinden Hills Neighborhood Council2
Logan ParkLogan Park Neighborhood Association4
LongfellowLongfellow Community Council8
Loring ParkCitizens for a Loring Park Community5
Lowry HillLowry Hill Neighborhood Association6
Lowry Hill EastLowry Hill East Neighborhood Association6
LyndaleLyndale Neighborhood Association6
LynnhurstLynnhurst Neighborhood Association2
Marcy HolmesMarcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association4
Marshall TerraceMarshall Terrace Neighborhood Organization4
McKinleyMcKinley Community1
Midtown PhillipsMidtown Phillips Neighborhood Association, Inc.7
Near North, Willard HayNorthside Residents Redevelopment Council5
Nicollet Island/East BankNicollet Island - East Bank Neighborhood Association4
Nokomis EastNokomis East Neighborhood Association3
North LoopNorth Loop Neighborhood Association5
Northeast ParkNortheast Park Neighborhood Association4
Phillips WestPhillips West Neighborhood Organization7
Powderhorn ParkPowderhorn Park Neighborhood Association7
Prospect ParkProspect Park Association8
SewardSeward Neighborhood Group8
SheridanSheridan Neighborhood Organization4
Shingle CreekShingle Creek Neighborhood Association1
South Uptown (formerly CARAG)South Uptown Neighborhood Association (formerly Calhoun Area Residents Action Group)6
Southeast ComoSoutheast Como Improvement Association8
St Anthony EastSt. Anthony East Neighborhood Association4
St Anthony WestSt. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization4
Standish-EricssonStandish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association3
Stevens SquareStevens Square Community Organization6
Sumner-GlenwoodHeritage Park Neighborhood Association5
TangletownTangletown Neighborhood Association2
University 8
Ventura VillageVentura Village7
VictoryVictory Neighborhood Association1
Waite ParkWaite Park Community Council4
Webber-CamdenWebber-Camden Neighborhood Organization1
West CalhounWest Calhoun Neighborhood Council2
WhittierWhittier Alliance6
WindomWindom Community Council2
Windom ParkWindom Park Citizens in Action4


Last updated Mar 22, 2019



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