Neighborhood & Community Relations

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Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission (NCEC)

The NCEC advises the mayor and City Council, recommends improvements to the City’s community engagement process, develops guidelines for the Community Participation Program, a neighborhood funding program, works to increase diversity on other advisory boards, and reviews the business plan for the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department.

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Commission Members

16 residents comprise the NCEC. Neighborhood organizations elect 8 residents, and there are 5 City Council appointees, 2 mayoral appointees, and 1 Park and Recreation Board appointee.


Neighborhood Representatives

This list reflects the results of the July 17, 2019 neighborhood representative elections. Mayor and Council appointments have not yet been announced.

Look up your neighborhood organization. Look up your neighborhood's NCEC district.

Map of Neighborhoods and Districts for NCEC
  • NCEC District 1 - Jeff Strand 
  • NCEC District 2 - Paul Junek
  • NCEC District 3 - Candace Miller Lopez
  • NCEC District 4 - Marcus Mills
  • NCEC District 5 - Lolita Davis Carter
  • NCEC District 6 - Michael Malone
  • NCEC District 7 - Christy Marie Caez Claudio
  • NCEC District 8 - Marcea Mariani

Mayoral Appointees

  • Mary Dedeaux-Swinton
  • Devin Wise

City Council Appointees

  • John Benda
  • Queen Kimmons
  • Henry Gowin
  • Vacant
  • Laura Nudell Lee

Park Board Appointee

  • Vacant

Join the NCEC

Eight of the 16 NCEC commissioners are appointed through the open appointments process and eight members are elected by Minneapolis neighborhood organizations.

Next Meeting Date 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Room 105, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Starting in December 2019, find all meeting dates and agendas at Then select "Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission" or the relevant NCEC subcommittee to view upcoming meetings. Click on the meeting in the calendar to view the agenda.

All NCEC meetings are open to the public.

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Last updated Jan 27, 2020



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