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Nokomis East Neighborhood
Association, (NENA)
3000 East 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Serving Keewaydin, Wenonah, Morris Park, and Minnehaha
Mpls Monarch festival
Special Notices

NENA hires Amy Arcand as Interim Executive Director

NENA would like to welcome Amy Arcand as our Interim Executive Director. She has 15 years of experience working with neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis and her consulting business, Willow Consulting, specializes in community engagement and coalition building, interim executive management, group facilitation, and organizational development. Amy is passionate about increasing citizen involvement and has dedicated her career to building strong neighborhood organizations to ensure that community voices are heard. She is skilled at helping organizations and groups move their ideas to reality.


Digital meeting agendas and minutes

NENA's Board of Directors and various committees are committed to working towards the publishing of digital meeting agendas and finalized minutes. As such, we've added sections for these documents to the bottom of the Board of Directors page. We appreciate your patience as we finalize the process for digitizing these types of records.



 Heads Up!

Calendar Upcoming Meetings:

Nokomis East Neighborhood Association is excited to announce a Dia de los Niños (or Childrens Day) celebration!
This exciting event will take place on Sunday April 26 from Noon to 4pm and will include:

   - Activities for kids
   - Food
   - Entertainment
   - and it is completely free.

   Join us at the picnic area at:
   5710 Bossen Terrace, Minneapolis, MN

Monarch MilkweedNokomis East Gateway Gardens. Spring clean up is 99.9% complete! Stop by at 50th St/Hiawatha (across from Cap's) throughout the coming months to enjoy this perennial native plants garden as it grows and blooms. Two new garden benches have been added for your sittin' pleasure! Also make sure to like the Gardens on Facebook.

Annual Membership Meeting, Tue, Apr 28 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Crosstown Covenant Church.

Grow Monarch Habitat Workshop, Sat, May 16, 9:30 to 11:00am, Nokomis Community Center.
Registration forms are now available. For further information, check out our brochure.
Send any questions to or call 612-724-5652. Coordinated by Vicki Bonk and the Monarch Festival Task Force.

Neighborhood Garage Sale, Sat, Jun 20 8:00 to 4:00 PM, Sign up by June 7 to be listed on the map.
For even more information about this fun community event, see our brochure.
Please send any questions to

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   What's In Your Website?

In addition to migrating to Google Apps for Non-Profits in December, NENA hopes to optimize the content and design of its website to best serve the needs of the community. Tell us what is important to you, and the features you would like in the new website by completing an online survey.

Survey responses will be collected through early February. You may also contact the NENA Technology Committee via email @


   Your feedback from the latest NENA Community Meeting

At our last community meeting, you provided feedback to the NENA Board of Directors. We're releasing the raw, compiled data here for your review.

We'll take all of this feedback into consideration as we work to move NENA forward to best serve the community.


   Getting involved with NENA

Thank you to the community members who have attended our meetings, reached out by phone or email, and those who have already committed to helping out during our transition. There are countless ways to get involved - from volunteering for an upcoming event to joining the Board of Directors.

Please email either or if you would like more information about volunteering with NENA.



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