12 candidates take aim at four NRP Policy Board seats; election set for November 29

Twelve candidates have announced they will run for four open seats on the 2002 NRP Policy Board. The 19-member Policy Board provides overall direction to the program and is primarily responsible for the review and approval of Neighborhood Action Plans.

The NRP Policy Board election is held annually in November to fill four neighborhood resident seats on the Board. One candidate is elected to represent each of the three types of NRP neighborhoods: Redirection, Revitalization, and Protection. An At-Large representative is also elected. Neighborhood representatives serve one-year terms beginning in January.

Also serving on the Policy Board are public officials from the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the Public Schools, the Library Board, and the Parks and Recreation Board. Five additional seats are held by community interest groups and one seat each goes to a state senator and a state representative.

The election proceedings will begin at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 29, 2001 on the second floor of the Crown Roller Mill Building, 105 Fifth Avenue South. Candidate forums will be held prior to the balloting. The At-Large forum will be held at 7:00 p.m., and the redirection, revitalization, and protection forums will begin at 8:15 p.m. Balloting for At-Large candidates will begin at 8:00 p.m., and balloting for the three neighborhood categories will begin at 8:45 p.m. One alternate will also be elected to the Policy Board in each category. The election proceedings, which are open to the public, will be conducted by the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis. Only registered electors representing each of the 80 Minneapolis neighborhoods will be allowed to vote.

For more information on the election or the elector selection process, call the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis (LWV) at 612-333-6319 or Carsten Slostad at 612-673-5150.

Follow the link to the 2001 NRP Policy Board Voter's Guide where you will find each of the candidate's responses to eight questions. You will need a copy of Acrobat Reader to view the 2001 Voter's Guide.

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