About Us

About Us

Vision & Mission: APPROVED 1/27

Vision (what): Foster a vibrant and strong community for all residents and businesses.

Mission (why): We aim to promote, facilitate and foster meaningful opportunities for residents and businesses of the neighborhood.

Guiding Principles (how): •Increase and promote inclusion and equity of those traditionally underrepresented in Victory; rental and BIPOC(Black, Indigenous People of Color) residents. •Seamless and intentional integration of cultural education into all events, activities and programming.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

The Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) is the neighborhood organization serving the Victory Neighborhood of Minneapolis. Incorporated in 1992 as a 501c3 nonprofit, ViNA works to build community through inclusion, fairness, and wellness, achieved through communication, outreach, and engagement. The organization was founded as part of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood Revitalization Program which worked to bring increased investment into the city’s neighborhoods. ViNA works to connect neighbors to one another and to the issues that directly impact them to build a more thriving, inclusive, and better Victory Neighborhood.


The Victory Neighborhood Association is governed by a board of directors comprised of Victory stakeholders. Board members oversee the fiscal health of the organization and ensure the strategies of the organization align with its stakeholders’ needs. Board members are elected to two-year terms and elections are held at the organization’s annual meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every September.

2019-2020 Board of Directors
Laura Berdine
Jason Bucklin
Anita Knez
Christina Newell
Diana Guglielmetti
Celissia Hanenberger
Diane Spector

Meeting Minutes
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The Victory Neighborhood Association is staffed by a part-time employee. The office is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30AM-4:30PM. Due To COVID-19, Walk Ins are Discouraged. To contact please call 612 529-9558 or email info@victoryneighborhood.org. *Hours Are Subject To Change*