City of Minneapolis – Public Works held an Open House on the traffic safety project at 1st Ave and Blaisdell. The open house included a 30 minute presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A. A recording of the open house and slides from the presentation are below. The department is available to share information and speak with businesses, particularly those along 28th Street. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting or for more information.
The team at Whittier Alliance has been closely monitoring the guidance put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health and leaders at the City of Minneapolis. The current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in our community calls upon each of us to do our part in keeping one another safe and to support the extraordinary workers in the health care and related sectors on the front lines caring for those in need. We want to take a moment to share how Whittier Alliance will support these goals and to provide some resources for how to stay connected with your neighbors during this time of uncertainty and isolation for many.
More Updates from Minnesota Department Of Revenue
Minnesota Department of Revenue is providing additional time until July 15, 2020, for taxpayers to file and pay 2019 Minnesota Individual Income Tax without any penalty and interest.
Minnesota Department of Health is leading the statewide response
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Emergency program through Hennepin county, to get more information click here
Whittier Alliance internal operations: WA staff will continue working normal hours, however we will be staggering our coverage of the WA office in order to maintain the ability to assist community members in need who many be calling the office phone line. We will close the doors to in-person interaction and include a door sign with instructions to call or email. One staff person will be in the office per day, 9:30am--5:30 pm. If you do need assistance, you may reach us at (612) 871-7756 or via email at email@example.com.
Whittier Alliance public meetings and events: Until further notice, all in-person public meetings and events facilitated by WA are either cancelled or postponed, including the Annual Meeting which was previously set to take place on Thursday, April 9th. Our leadership team is currently exploring options for online meeting platforms as a way to support ongoing small group work on the committee level and regular board operations if possible. Stay tuned to our social media platforms, additional email communications, and the WA website for new information about ways to continue engaging.
Mark your calendars for the largest formal gathering of Whittier neighbors throughout the year! Enjoy complimentary food and drinks from some amazing Whittier restaurants, make a new friend, and weigh in on some key decisions for Whittier Alliance this year.
At each Annual Meeting, a new term of Directors are elected to the Whittier Alliance Board by residents and property owners (you!), so come support your neighbors who are stepping up to serve! This year we also have a task force of current board members who have been hard at work developing suggested revisions to our organization's By-laws and working with community members to collect feedback on them. Because residents, property owners, and business owners are our membership base, that voting body holds the final say in our organization's governing documents. We need you to come cast your vote!
Proposed revisions are posted below for community review leading up to the April 9th meeting, and a summary doc will be included soon, as well. Feel free to reach out with any questions on the proposed revisions at any time; we welcome your thoughts! Additional meeting information including documentation required to become a registered Whittier voter is detailed on the flyers below.
See you on April 9th at MCAD (2501 Stevens Ave, Auditorium 150)!
The Whittier neighborhood is on a steady path toward realizing its goal of fostering a welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and sustainable community. To achieve this important vision, we need the help of residents who are committed to the neighborhood, invested in seeing progress and improvements and are willing to share their talent and perspectives as Whittier Alliance board members.
Each year at the Annual Meeting the Whittier Alliance membership elects 5 at-large, volunteer board members to serve a 3 year term. The 5 board members join 10 other board members elected from the neighborhood by fellow residents and property owners, up to 5 business and nonprofit community representatives, and additional elected standing committee chairpersons (all elected by peers, as well).
Serving on a neighborhood board is civic involvement at its most grassroots and most impactful level. The annual Eat Street Festival, the youth-led mural down the street, and even the Whittier International Elementary School itself are examples of Whittier Alliance Board involvement, organizing, and decision-making.
Are you interested in sharing your time and talents with our organization and with your neighbors? Are you looking for a way to meet new people in Whittier and learn something new? This opportunity could be for you!
Check out the full application and Board of Directors job description in the PDF link below, and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Completed applications must be submitted in person by 5pm on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at the Whittier Alliance office (10 E 25th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404).