With the impending retirement of its long time coordinator this summer, ViNA will need a new, part-time administrator. This 20-hours per week position (at least two night meetings a month are required) is responsible for managing the ViNA office and staffing the monthly ViNA and Board of Directors meetings; working with the Board and Committees to implement ongoing and new programs; ensuring proper contracting, budgeting and financial management for ViNA operations, programming, and projects; communicating with residents and business owners in the neighborhood, including preparing the written and e-newsletter and Camden News column; and providing general community relations and liaison with the City, Park Board, and 4th Precinct as well as the other neighborhood administrators throughout the City.
The ViNA Livability Committee in partnership with MPD Community Crime Prevention will host a Home Security Workshop. Participants will earn the 3 H’s of Home Security – Hardware, Habits and Humans. The Workshop will be presented by CPS Tim Hammett on March 19 at The Warren , 4400 Osseo Road at 10 am. [read more]
There was a lot of participation in this year’s Holiday Lights Contest.
During the period of December 18 through December 27, judges (and their families) wound their way through the neighborhood and were amazed at the scope of the lighting displays. Using the judging criteria of aesthetics (which includes creativity and visual appeal), neatness and size of the display, the judges were able to narrow it down to our three 2016 winners. They are:
1st Place— The Gonyea Family at 4024 Washburn Ave N
2nd Place—David and Gabrielle Calhoun at 3942 Xerxes Ave N
3rd Place—The Nelsons and Friends at 4436 Russell Ave N
The Northside Housing Fair has been resurrected by t he Cleveland Neighborhood Association . The Northside Housing Fair has been a pinnacle event in past years and CNA is excited to bring it back in 2016. Mark your calendar now for this great opportunity to get all your housing related needs met in one location whether you are a renter or homeowner. [read more]
Purchase an engraved paver for the Ryan Lake Park Plaza.
The lakeshore of Ryan Lake provides a quiet place to walk, watch ducks, listen to birds and to fish. Soon there will be a plaza with benches, a picnic table and a bike rack making it easier to reach the park, relax and enjoy it. In partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Victory Neighborhood Association will install a paver plaza on the upper shore land of Ryan Lake in the spring of 2016. You can be part of this phase of the restoration of Ryan Lake by donating $125 or more for which a paver will be installed with an inscription of your choosing. Victory Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)(3) organization so all but $25 of your donation is tax deductible.
Download the donation form here, complete the form including the information for the inscription you want engraved on a paving brick and send with your check for $125 (or more) to
Victory Neighborhood Association
2200 44th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55412