Dear Tangletown Neighbor –
Here in Tangletown, #CommunityMatters. Your Tangletown Neighborhood Association plays a critical role in building our neighborhood’s sense of community. This is accomplished through discussions and programs that address issues like racism, equity and inclusion, new developments and road projects, safety, and the environment. At our events, we build connections and celebrate our community. Your neighborhood association understands the importance of community building as the foundation to safety and improving your neighborhood experience.
How does the Tangletown Neighborhood Association improve your community experience?
- Keeps you informed–We host civic discussions with our community and city leaders, including stakeholders on all sides of the issues, making sure you are educated and engaged in making change in your community. In a critical municipal election year, we ensured voters were equipped with knowledge to make their voting decisions through candidate and charter amendment forums. We also kept you apprised of neighborhood, city, and county news via our newsletter and postcards delivered to 1,800 households in Tangletown, our monthly e-newsletter, and Facebook page.
- Positive environmental impacts–We educate and empower people to make positive environmental change. In 2020, we hosted a year of textile waste reduction events followed by this year’s events focused on low waste living funded through Hennepin County grants. We hosted a resilient landscape virtual workshop and self guided tour educating over 70 people on ways to make improvements to their yards for water quality and sustainability. We offer an energy rebate, distributing over $12,000 in rebates towards over $100,000 in energy improvements since the program began.
- Social engagement and community safety–We lift up and celebrate our community. In 2021, we collected 192 bags of food as part of our annual Food Drive for Joyce Uptown Foodshelf. We beautified our community at our annual Spring Spruce Up event and through volunteer maintenance of the landscaping at the Washburn Water Tower. We unveiled a new security rebate program enabling residents to make safety improvements to their homes, participated in National Night Out and celebrated the return of Open Streets Lyndale.
- Racial equity events & discussions–We work to advance racial equity and understanding in our community. In 2021, we hosted a Mapping Prejudice Project presentation on racial covenants and racist housing policy, facilitated a community book read of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, adopted our Equity Task Force into a permanent committee of the board, established an Equitable Engagement Plan to increase outreach to underrepresented communities in 2022 and joined the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance.
The Tangletown Neighborhood Association connects neighbors to each other and to important actions and activities that build community, support our neighbors, and enhance our neighborhood. We help amplify our neighbor’s voices in our community and city. For our neighborhood contributions, we are kindly asking for your donation to support our work. Due to changes in city funding, the Tangletown Neighborhood Association is experiencing a significant budget cut. We have set a goal of raising $5,000 to help bridge the funding gap.
As we kick off the new year, a gift of any size is greatly appreciated. A one-time donation or sustaining monthly donations of $10 to $20 dollars will help us plan our work in 2022. Tax deductible donations can be made by clicking here or mailing a check to Tangletown Neighborhood Association, Po Box 19347, Minneapolis, MN 55419.
We are grateful for your support.
The Tangletown Neighborhood Association Board of Directors:
Nancy Hamilton Britt