Community Gathering

Thursday, October 8th, 2020  l  6:00 to 8:30 p.m.


Our annual community gathering brings together the people of Powderhorn to elect members to the Board of Directors and learn more about the work of PPNA in the previous year. 


Due to COVID-19 our Annual Gathering will take place virtually. 

You can register for the gathering here.

If you need assistance accessing the gathering please reach out to us at 612.722.4817.  We can connect you to resources that may assist you with securing a computer and low-cost/no-cost internet access.  If you need any accommodations, such as interpretation to participate please contact us at info@ppna.org. 


If you would like to give public comment at the Annual Gathering we ask you to sign up to schedule a slot here.  We aim to give each speaker an equal amount of time while retaining time for the election and program.


6:00 pm

Welcome & Meeting Called to Order


6:05 pm

Agenda Review & Adoption

6:10 pm

Commissioner Angela Conley, District 4


6:20 pm

2019 PPNA Highlights

Events, Programs, Partnerships, & Advocacy



6:50 pm

Public Comments

7:15 pm

Board Candidates | Nominations from Floor

7:20 pm

Board Candidate Statements


7:55 pm

Board Candidate Voting Instructions

8:00 pm

Voting Opens

8:30 pm

Meeting Adjourned & Voting Closes

*Please note the election results will be announced Friday, October 9th, 2020.  An earlier version of this agenda cited they would be released by 10 am, but it may take longer to ensure we have time to verify all voters were eligible, and notify all nominees of results prior to public release.


2020 Board Nominees are posted here, along with the early/absentee ballot.  All members may vote once.  Everyone who lives, works or owns property in Powderhorn Park neighborhood is a member.

Consider Board service as a way to give back to your community!  Complete the short nomination form linked here, and attend the Annual Gathering on October 8th. 


Please note that votes can be updated at the Powderhorn Annual Gathering on October 8th.


What is the Powderhorn Annual Community Gathering?

Our annual community gathering brings together the people of Powderhorn to elect members to the Board of Directors, and learn more about the work of PPNA in the previous year.  This year we’ll be reporting on 2019.

Who can attend?

Members!  Everyone who lives, works or owns property in Powderhorn Park Neighborhood (bounded by Lake Street, 38th Street, Chicago Avenue, and Cedar Avenue) is a member.

How does early and absentee voting work?

As an effort to increase member participation in our Board election, PPNA instituted Early and Absentee Voting in 2017.  Board nominees are posted on our website prior to the Annual Gathering with an electronic form to vote.  You can update your vote at the Annual Gathering if you're able to make it.  Read a full F.A.Q. in by clicking the links in English, Spanish and Somali.

Why is the Annual Gathering going virtual in 2020?

Due to COVID-19 it is imperative that we ensure a safe space.  We are unable to use the park building as we have in previous years.  There is no way that we can ensure adequate social distancing indoors at the PPNA offices.  Given the weather in October and our need to notify the community of meeting specifics, going virtual was the only option allowing us to disseminate accurate information about accessing the gathering.

How can I run for the Board?

All members over the age of 16 are qualified to run for the Board.  Learn more here and contact Tabitha Montgomery, PPNA Executive Director if you're interested. 

Will there be nominations from the floor?

Yes, there will be a call for nominations from the floor.  When the call opens you can announce that you would like to run from the floor and will be added to the ballot.

I don’t have a computer or internet connection.  How can I participate?

Contact us at info@ppna.org and we will assist you in obtaining a computer and low-cost internet service if you meet the income requirements.  

Will there be a public comment period?

Yes!  We received feedback that members wish to speak at the Annual Gathering and want to ensure we create space for everyone who wishes to speak.  Please sign up here to give public comment.  This will help us plan the agenda and ensure that each person gets at least two minutes to speak.

Connect . Inform . Inspire

Powderhorn Park
Neighborhood Association


(612) 722.4817   l   info@ppna.org

821 East 35th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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