Incumbent, Two Former Reps Elected to Serve on 2005 NRP Policy Board

Eighty Minneapolis residents attended the NRP Policy Board neighborhood representative election on Thursday, November 18. Sixty-two electors, chosen by their neighborhood boards, elected four neighborhood representatives to serve on the 2005 NRP Policy Board.

Those elected include: Debbie Evans as the at-large representative, Jeffrey L. Strand as the protection neighborhood representative, Carol Ann Pass as the redirection neighborhood representative and Sean Wherley as the revitalization neighborhood representative. Al Bangoura and Nicholas T. Kakos were elected as Policy Board alternates.

Evans was re-elected to the seat she has held this year, while both Pass (2002-03 rep. and 2004 alt.) and Strand (2001-02 rep. and 2004 alt.) return to seats they held previously. Wherley was elected to fill the Revitalization seat after having served as an at-large alternate this year.

The 19-member Policy Board provides overall direction to the program and is primarily responsible for the review and approval of Neighborhood Action Plans. The NRP Policy Board election is held annually in November to fill four neighborhood resident seats on the Board. One candidate is elected to represent each of the three types of NRP neighborhoods: redirection, revitalization, and protection. An at-large representative is also elected. Neighborhood representatives serve one-year terms beginning in January.

Also serving on the Policy Board are public officials from the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the Minneapolis Public School Board, the Minneapolis Public Library Board, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Community interest groups hold an additional five seats and one seat each goes to a state senator and a state representative.

Thanks to all people who chose to participate in the election. Special thanks to the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis for conducting this year's election and forums. Comments, questions or suggestions about the NRP election process can be submitted to:

NRP Election Comments
425 Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

E-mail comments are also welcome at: internet@nrp.org

Meet the 2005 NRP Policy Board Neighborhood Representatives:

Debbie Evans
Jeffrey L. Strand
Carol Ann Pass
Sean Wherley
At Large Rep.
Protection Rep.
Redirection Rep.
Revitalization Rep.


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