NRP Policy Board Election Set for November 20 - Candidate Filing Materials Now Online

The process for the election of neighborhood representatives and alternates for seats on the 2004 NRP Policy Board began on August 20. If you would like to file as a candidate, download the necessary filing forms at the bottom of this page. Filing forms are also available at neighborhood organization offices, Minneapolis Public Libraries, the NRP Office, the Minneapolis City Clerk's Office, Room 304 in City Hall and at the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Minneapolis office. As in past elections, the LWV will be assisting in all aspects of the election process. Filing forms must be received by the LWV office no later than noon on Friday, September 19, 2003.

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 19 seats on the Board and serve for a one-year term. Policy Board meetings are typically held on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Center.

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, 2004. 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 20, 2003
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 the LWV and distributed in late October. Election proceedings, including candidate forums, will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at the Crown Roller Mill Building, 105 Fifth Ave S. For more information on the election, call the LWV office at 612-333-6319 or Carsten Slostad at 612-673-5150. The candidate forums and election proceedings are open to the public.

Follow the links 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 the LWV at 612-333-6319 or Carsten Slostad of the NRP at 612-673-5150.

Download the Candidate Filing Forms (476K)

Download the NRP Policy Board Election Rules (104K)

Download the Duties and Responsibilities of Neighborhood Representatives on the Policy Board (92K)

Download the Policy Board Election Fact Sheet (156K)

Download the Permitted Activities for Policy Board Candidates (92K)

Download the NRP Neighborhood Category List (56K)



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