Neighborhood Engagement Committee (Formerly Community Building)

The Neighborhood Engagement Committee (NEC) works to support initiatives that improve the quality of life for all who live, work, play, or pray in Seward. Community event planning, community safety, fostering civic involvement, & supporting increased neighbor connectivity are central to the NEC’s work. If you are looking to be involved in community building or the work of this committee, please reach out to Sam Taitel, Executive Director of SNG, at or Saida Mohamed, Committee Chair and Board Representative, at

Neighborhood Engagement Committee meets the first Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 PM. All meetings will be virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic until it is safe to meet in person again.

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Neighborhood Engagement Committee Agendas & Minutes:

Starting in 2019, the CBC will be hosting all of their meeting agendas and minutes in the SNG google drive.

Click here for all Neighborhood Engagement Committee items.

Community Building Committee Minutes:

February 1, 2018
March 1, 2018
April 5, 2018
May 3, 2018
June 7, 2018
July 5, 2018
August 2, 2018
September 4, 2018
October 4, 2018
November 1, 2018
December 4, 2018


January, 2017
February 2, 2017
March 9, 2017
April 6, 2017
May 11, 2017
June 3, 2017
July 29, 2017
August 3, 2017
September 7, 2017
October 5, 2017
December 7, 2017

March 10, 2016
April 7, 2016
June 2, 2016
July 11, 2016
August, 2016

February 23, 2015
June 8th, 2015
September 8th, 2015

Crime and Safety

The Community Building Committee now encompasses SNG’s Crime and Safety Committee in order to build and maintain consistent and active involvement in making the Seward community a safe and fulfilling place.

A safe neighborhood is one where neighbors actively work together to look out for each other. SNG’s Crime Prevention and Safety Committee works to coordinate communication and activities between neighbors, block clubs, businesses, schools, and the MPLS Police Department 3rd Precinct to make Seward a neighborhood where all people can feel safe.

January 2017 Minutes


Do you practice overall security?

  1. Do you have a block contact list with neighbors’ names, phone numbers, and addresses by your phone?
  2. Do you know how to report suspicious activity or crimes to the police? Do your children know how to report?
  3. Do you ask strangers at your door for proper identification before talking to them?
  4. Do your children tell strangers that you’re “busy” rather than you’re “not home”?
  5. If someone came to the door needing help, would you make the phone call to the police (or other necessary calls) rather than letting the person come in?

For further crime prevention resources, please visit here.

Vehicle Security Checklist

Home Security Checklist

For questions, contact:
Shun Tillman, Crime Prevention Specialist, Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct, (612) 673-2846
John Baumann, Crime Prevention Specialist, Midtown Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave. S., (612) 825-6138