About Us

Windom Park Citizens in Action (WPCiA) is the designated representative organization of Windom Park neighborhood in NE Minneapolis.

What we do:

WPCiA connects its residents, stakeholders, and government organizations to encourage communication and direct the proper investment of resources to make Windom Park neighborhood the best neighborhood it can be.

How we do it:

We bring our community members together by hosting and supporting community-based events to raise awareness and gather feedback on current issues that impact people’s lives.   

 Our goals are:

Read more about how we selected these goals.

Regular WPCiA Meetings

Neighborhood meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held on the third Tuesday every other month at 7 p.m. (January, March, May, July, September, November) at the Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE, Minneapolis (north end of Pillsbury School). This is an accessible location; please call WPCiA to request other accommodations. Free child care is provided by park staff during the neighborhood general meetings.

Board of Director’s meetings are also open to the public and are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot or on nearby streets. Usually, these meetings are held online via Zoom, but check the events calendar for specific meeting information.

Meeting dates are subject to change for such reasons as inclement weather, holidays, etc. Please check with WPCiA to confirm, or subscribe to our email list for the latest updates by sending an email to info@windompark.org with “subscribe” in the subject line.

All WPCiA meetings are open to the public. We welcome all participants at our meetings – renters, homeowners, businesses, places of worship, and other nonprofits and community organizations. Neighborhood members age 18 and over are eligible to vote at our community meetings.

More About Our Neighborhood Revitalization Program

In the 1990’s, WPCiA was allocated just over $2.8 million from the city of Minneapolis for this internationally acclaimed participatory democracy program known as the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP). The are intended to be used to empower residents and make the city’s residential areas better places to live, work, learn and play.

These plans outline how residents and businesses assessed neighborhood needs and how the NRP funds should be allocated. Projects ranged from home fix-up funds, business facade grants, commercial loans, homebuyer incentives, Central Avenue enhancements, park improvements, school technology projects, environmental initiatives, crime and safety projects, tree plantings, neighborhood gateways, communication, and community outreach.

Complete information and status of NRP plans and funds can be found on the NRP page of the City of Minneapolis website. Click here to learn more.

Bylaws & Grievance Policy

Click here to access WPCiA’s current bylaws.

Click here to view WPCiA’s current grievance policy for members

Board Members, 2021-2022

Officers:

Robert Lodge – Chair – Contact

Tara Schmoll – Vice Chair

Joe Dufficy – Treasurer

Open Seat** – Secretary

Directors:

Doug Borys

Andrew McPartland

Celia Conoy

Sita-Marie Hinds

Leslie Wise

**We are seeking Board members, please contact us if you are interested in joining the Board of Directors.

MISSION

Windom Park Citizens in Action (WPCiA) connects residents, stakeholders, and government organizations to encourage communication, engagement, and to direct the proper investment of resources to make Windom Park neighborhood the best neighborhood it can be.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Our Goals

Eliminate disparities – Learn more

Encourage Healthy, Safe & Connected People – Learn more

Develop Complete Neighborhoods – Learn more

Ensure a Clean Environment – Learn more

» Read more about how we selected these goals.