August 24, 2009 - The process for the election of neighborhood representatives and alternates for seats on the 2010 NRP Policy Board is underway. The election will be held Thursday, November 19, 2009. Those interested in filing as a candidate must complete a Candidate Filing Form and return it to the NRP central office no later than noon on Friday, September 18, 2009.
What is the NRP Policy Board?
The NRP Policy Board is the governing body of the NRP. Its members provide overall direction to the Program and are responsible for the review and approval of Neighborhood Action Plans. Neighborhood residents hold four of the 18 seats on the Board and serve for a one-year term. Policy Board meetings are typically held on the fourth Monday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Who is eligible to run for a seat on the Board?
Candidates seeking a term on the Policy Board must be a resident of the appropriate neighborhood category (i.e. protection, revitalization, redirection) for a minimum of 30 days prior to the election and be at least 21 years old when their term of office begins in January 2010. A neighborhood representative and alternate will be elected for each of the three neighborhood categories (protection, revitalization, redirection). An at-large representative and alternate will also be elected.
Candidate forums and election proceedings set for Thursday, November 19, 2009
Each Minneapolis neighborhood organization will select an elector and alternate to vote on behalf of the neighborhood. Information on this process is being sent to each neighborhood organization. A Voter's Guide listing the candidates and their responses to several questions will also be prepared by NRP and distributed in October. Election proceedings, including candidate forums, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Crown Roller Mill Building, 105 Fifth Ave S. For more information on the election, call Carsten Slostad at 612-673-5150. The candidate forums and election proceedings are open to the public.
Click on the link below to download the filing forms and other important Policy Board Election documents. You will need a copy of Acrobat Reader to view these documents. For more information on the election, call Carsten Slostad of the NRP at 612-673-5150.
2009 Election Packet