Board of Directors

The goal of the Seward Neighborhood Group is to make Seward a better place to live, work and play.

We do this by:

  • Fostering a vibrant, safe, healthy community
  • Supporting a successful business district
  • Celebrating the diversity of our neighborhood
  • Creating opportunities to connect with our neighbors

2020 Board Members

  • Nicole Acevedo
  • Lisa Boehlke
  • Peter D’Ascoli
  • Teri Kwant
  • Rose James, Secretary
  • Marina Luger
  • Chris McLaughlin
  • Abdirisaq Moallin, Treasurer
  • Kaalid Omar
  • Martha Rogers
  • Mark Splett, President
  • Maggie Staiger
  • Mike Trdan
  • Tiger Worku, Vice-President

2020 Meeting Dates

*Due to Covid-19, our meetings are all held via Zoom this year. The meeting code is published each month along with that meeting’s agenda.

January 29, 2020
February 26, 2020
March 25, 2020
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 29, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 28, 2020
November 18, 6PM, 2020 (Annual Meeting)
There will be no December Board Meeting

Click here to find minutes from meetings.

Board member responsibilities:

  • Attend board meetings regularly
  • Understand and provide oversight of the activities and finances of the organization
  • Become aware of and take initiative to lead on issues that are important to the community
  • Make decisions and vote, consciously weighing personal opinions and the sentiment of the neighborhood in decision-making
  • Influence decisions and activities of the City of Minneapolis
  • Participate on at least one committee (see website for details)
    • Community Development
    • Community Building
    • Environment
    • Communications (design, social media, PR, marketing)
    • Neighborhood History
    • Seward Art Crawl
    • Fundraising / Event Planning
  • Participate in or volunteer for SNG and community activities/events
  • Participate in and prepare for meetings. Ask questions, offer opinions, etc.
  • Contribute financially to SNG each year (any contribution is welcome)
  • Mentor and guide new board members

Time commitment:

  • The Board meets for 90 minutes on the last Wednesday of each month – or as otherwise noted on the website or in pre-meeting communication
  • Committees meet once a month or less as needed
  • Average number of volunteer hours per month: 5 – 10

If interested in learning more about becoming a Seward Neighborhood Group Board member, please contact SNG Board President, Mark Splett at

Click here to see a history of SNG’s Board Presidents to date.