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

2019 Board Members

  • Lisa Boehlke
  • Mohamud Farah
  • Daniel Handeen
  • Julie Madden, Treasurer
  • Chris McLaughlin
  • Rose James, At-Large
  • Garrett Peterson
  • Alexis Troschinetz
  • Page Priolo
  • Emily Reno
  • Martha Rogers
  • Mark Splett
  • Ellen Squires
  • Mike Trdan
  • Allison Vandenberg-Daves
  • Marne Zafar, President

2019 Meeting Dates

**Meetings are held at 6:30 PM in Matthews Center unless otherwise noted

January 23, 2019
February 27, 2019
March 27, 2019
April 24, 2019
May 22, 2019
June 26, 2019
July 24, 2019
August 28, 2019
September 25, 2019
October 23, 2019
November 27, 2019

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 fourth 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 Kerry Cashman, kerry@sng.org.

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