The Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) is the neighborhood organization serving the Victory Neighborhood of Minneapolis. Incorporated in 1992 as a 501c3 nonprofit, ViNA’s mission is to protect and promote neighborhood interests and the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents in a non-partisan, educational, and cooperative manner. 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.
2018-2019 Executive Officers
Brandon Knez, Chair
Diane Spector, Vice Chair
Chris Hewitt, Treasurer
Abby DeBruine, Secretary
The Victory Neighborhood Association is staffed by two part-time employees. The office is open on Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9am-3pm.