Vision & Mission:
In 2023, the ViNA Board of Directors plans to give all neighbors a voice by focusing on initiatives that:
Connect Neighbors, Build Safety, and Include Youth – under the umbrella of our guiding principles of inclusion and equity of those traditionally underrepresented in the Victory Neighborhood.
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.
2022-2023 Board of Directors
Diwin O’Neal Daley- Chair, Board Member since 2021
Patrick Whelan – Vice-Chair, Board Member since 2022
Christina Newell- Treasurer, Board Member since 2018
Rachel Bundy- Secretary, Board Member since 2022
Kerry Jo Felder – Board Member since 2021
Tonia Brinston – Board Member since 2022
Marissa Galan – Board Member since 2022
ViNA’s 2023 Meeting Schedule
Board/Membership Meetings: The board of directors typically meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm with variations due to holidays. The following are dates for 2023. Location to be determined.
- January 25
- February 22
- March 22
- April 26
- May 24
- June 28
- July 26
- August 23
- September 27, Annual Meeting & Elections
- October 25
- November 15
Board Retreat: This time will be used to determine the activities, committees, and other initiatives for 2023 and to assign volunteer leaders for each activity.
- Saturday, January 7 from 9:00-3:30 at the ViNA office.
Community Meetings and Events: Quarterly if there is volunteer capacity to organize. Proposed events for 2023 include:
- Q1 Black History Month Book Collection (February) & Spring Egg Hunt (March or April)
- Q2 Garage Sale (June)
- Q3 Annual Meeting (September)
- Q4 TBD
The Victory Neighborhood Association does not have staff in the office at this time. Please email email@example.com if you have questions.