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.
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.
2021-2022 Board of Directors
Diana Guglielmetti – Chair, Board Member since 2020
Anita Knez- Secretary, Board Member since 2019
Jason Bucklin- Board Member since 2020
Christina Newell- Board Member since 2018
Diwin Daley- Board Member since 2021
Kerry Jo Felder – Board Member since 2021
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 email@example.com. *Hours Are Subject To Change*