An Official Neighborhood Association for the City of Minneapolis.

Cedar Riverside Community Council (CRCC) works in close partnership with our constituents to improve access to resources and opportunities that help our community members make progress where they say it’s most needed. Cedar Riverside residents, businesses, workers, students, nonprofits, and large institutions share their vision and passion to raise up neighborhood priorities and identify solutions. 

CRCC and its many partners are able to leverage city funds, charitable giving, foundation and government grants, and community assets to deliver programs and resources to address community identified priorities.

Since 2008, when it incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CRCC has directed more than $1.75 million toward diverse initiatives including: community outreach, housing development, education programming, youth opportunities, eldercare, healthcare, safety issues, immigrant support, parks and green spaces, electoral forums, business assistance, community development, and neighborhood beautification.

We All Live Here!  Join Us and Help the CRCC Set Future Priorities!

ANNUAL MEETING 2020: THANKS TO ALL THE MEMBERS WHO PARTICIPATED!

The CRCC Annual Meeting Election was held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.  We we’re very excited for the great participation – especially given all of the challenges to overcome!  Thank you to all of our neighbors – and a special thanks to the League of Women Voters Minneapolis for their support in ensuring our election was transparent, accessible, and fair!

On October 29, 2020, and as required by the CRCC By-Laws, The President of the Board of Directors of Cedar Riverside Community Council through this notice called the Annual Meeting for the purpose of electing open Board of Director seats, as well as ask the membership to approve amendments to the CRCC By-Laws. 

In October, a postcard notifying the entire community of the Annual Meeting was sent by US Postal Service to all registered members and address within the neighborhood  – with the understanding that given the restrictions put in place by the State and City, may impact ‘how’ the meeting could be conducted.

To be as inclusive as possible and to encourage members to participate in the Annual Meeting during the State of Minnesota and City of Minneapolis, “COVID-19 Emergency Declaration(s)” – the CRCC Board and Executive Committee has exercised its emergency authority to encourage and facilitate as much as possible membership participation for the CRCC Annual Meeting – including authorizing the use of secure, multilingual online-based and telephone-based member registration and voting for the Annual Meeting!

1) Make provisions and work with a nonpartisan partner (the League of Women Voters Minneapolis was selected) to provide for a secure, online member registration and voting system and/or process to facilitate member participation and voting in the “CRCC Annual Meeting’s Board Elections and Recommended CRCC By-Law Updates”.
[APPROVED NOV 04-2020 CRCC BOARD]

 

2) Make provisions and work with a nonpartisan elections partner (LWVM) to provide for a telephone-based Registration Call-in Center and process that is STAFFED by individuals who can serve our neighborhood’s English, Somali, and Oromo speakers.
[APPROVED NOV 04-2020 CRCC BOARD]

 

3) Ensure that Registration Call-in Center will also serve those members who DO NOT have technology or internet access to register or participate in the CRCC Annual Meeting.  The Registration Call-in Center will begin Friday, November 27th (M-F/9AM-5pm) through TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH (9AM-8PM) Friday, December 11th – and that further election information will be published on the website no later than Friday, December 11th.
[APPROVED NOV 04-2020 CRCC BOARD / DEC 13-2020 CRCC EXEC COMMITTEE]

 

4) Make provisions to expand the length of the Annual Meeting from  two (2) hours to four (4) hours and work with the appropriate State, City, and our independent election partners to identify an “in-person option” if at all possible – understanding it may not be possible give the COVID Crisis . The extended time also APPLIES to any online or telephone-based voting options.
[APPROVED NOV 04-2020 CRCC BOARD]

 

5) Extend the deadline to file as a candidate for the Board (from December 1st to December 6th); and,
[APPROVED NOV 16-2020 CRCC EXEC COMMITTEE] 

 

6) Extend the deadline for members to register per the CRCC By-Laws as ‘members of record’ to participate in online and in-person voting (from December 1st to December 11th).
[APPROVED NOV 16-2020 CRCC EXEC COMMITTEE]

 

7) Extend the deadline for members to register per the CRCC By-Laws as ‘members of record’ to participate in voting VIA ONLINE FORM OR by TELEPHONE (from Friday, December 11th through SUNday, December 13th).
[APPROVED NOV 24-2020 / DEC 04-2020 (ADDED ONLINE registration to extension) / DEC 13 (extended registration to 11:59PM, tuESday, December 15)  CRCC EXEC COMMITTEE]

 

cancelled: [IN-PERSON MEETING CANCELLED NOV 16-2020 CRCC EXEC COMMITTEE] The CRCC is striving to make provision for a traditional in-person registration and voting process at the Brian Coyle Center if possible – but this could ONLY if occur if it is agreed among our election partners that we can ensure that voters experience a safe, socially distant, mask-required environment and process.  It may not be possible to accommodate ANY in-person participation or voting – but please to check this CRCC website for any updates on this matter.

Annual Meeting Information

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Time: 3:30PM – 7:30PM
Location: Brian Coyle Center (CANCELLED!), Telephone, and  Online Voting

Members who registered to participate will be emailed their ballot at 3:30PM. Voting will be open until 7:30PM.  Please vote as soon as you receive your online ballot! 

If you registered to vote by telephone or are experiencing any difficulty participating, please call (612) 338-5578 – an Election Volunteer can assist you.

[*Registration began in November 2020.  Unfortunately, if we were unable to connect with you and you did not register to participate in this Annual Meeting (given the ‘COVID’ Emergency impacting our in-person outreach) , you will not be able to participate fully on Election Day.  You may call us at the election hotline number below – or call us after the election (preferably), and CRCC staff will listen to your member issue and do their best to address and redress any appropriate issues or concerns.]

 

Partners:  This meeting is hosted in collaboration with League of Women Voters Minneapolis and will be supported by their volunteers and staff – acting as election registrars, judges, and/or observers.  All member candidate and voter identities, and their eligibility, shall be confirmed as required by the CRCC By-Laws.

Open Seats: Seven (7) seats were up for election in 2020 – they were:
One (1) Business Director seat; One (1) The Cedars Area District seat; Two (2) Riverside Plaza District seats; One (1) Seven Corners District seat; One (1) Small Non-Household Property Caucus seat; and, One (1) Student Director seat.

View Election Results for Board of Directors and Terms 
View CRCC’s Voting District Map  

VOTING WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 16TH - AT 3:30PM.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR BALLOT.
IF YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE BY TELEPHONE, PLEASE CALL.

VOTING IS OPEN UNTIL 7:30PM.

2020 | ANNUAL MEETING MEMBER ELECTION HOTLINE

CALL: (612) 338-5578

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING ANY ELECTION ISSUES?
CALL US AND ELECTION VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP!

A volunteer will assist you by telephone to complete the voting process and answer election questions. Our volunteers are able to assist you in English, Somali, and Oromo.

2020 | ANNUAL MEETING MEMBER REGISTRATION

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2020 AT 11:59PM.
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, 2020 AT 11:59PM.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT

Per the CRCC By-Laws, a post card communication to the membership was sent to every address in the neighborhood announcing the Annual Meeting in October 2020.  We are providing the Member Announcement copy here online as well.

JOIN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS!

To qualify as a candidate for our annual board election, here’s what you need:

• Demonstrate you are a member of our community with appropriate ID and documentation, as defined in our bylaws; and

• Complete, sign and return a board member application by mail, in person, or by email no later than 11:59PM on Sunday, December 6, 2020*. 

*To ensure ALL candidates are treated fairly, transparently, and consistently the CRCC requires ALL candidates meet this deadline standard – and agree to all other requirements in order to serve.THE OFFICIAL DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED FROM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST TO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6TH – AND DUE TO MULTIPLE ELECTION CONSTRAINTS, NO FURTHER EXTENSIONS CAN OCCUR. This deadline requirement is in place to allow for sufficient time to verify candidate eligibility; ensuring election integrity; ensuring candidate transparency and fairness; voter education and announcements; production of official ballots for each district/caucus; and, for other election related purposes.

Applications can be delivered to Brian Coyle Center via U.S. mail, email, or in person by appointment with staff.

Here’s the mailing/contact info:
Cedar Riverside Community Council
420 15th Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55454
Attn: Annual Elections

Email: info@crccouncil.org
Staff phone contact info: 612-338-5578
English and Somali Other languages by request

BYLAW UPDATES AND RATIONALE:

The CRCC Board of Directors approved the following By-Law updates and is asking the membership – as required by the CRCC By-Laws – to approve them by providing a two-thirds (2/3) vote in support of the recommendations.

MOTION ONE: Because there no longer is another organization performing the same mission as the CRCC and because of the expressed membership concern about this by-law, the Board voted to ask the membership to REMOVE, Subsection D, Section 14, Article V of the By-Laws.  See below for exact language.

MOTION TWO:Because all CRCC Monthly Board and Annual Meetings are open to everyone in the community (and take place at 6:00PM the first Wednesday of every month at the Brian Coyle Center – and in 2020, online via Zoom to avoid in-person meetings as recommended by the city and state), the CRCC Board voted to increase the threshold for members that wish to call a ‘special membership meeting’ by requiring any such members to consult all membership districts and caucuses in order to call a ‘Special Membership Meeting’.  

This recommended update will encourage petitioners to have broad support in every district and caucus to petition for a ‘special meeting’.  The Board is asking the membershipREVISE, ARTICLE IV ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CORPORATION, Section 5. Special Meetings of the Members. See below for exact language.

 

The CRCC By-Laws require a 2/3 vote of the voting membership at the Annual Meeting to be approved.  These updates will appear on each eligible members ballot on the date of the Annual Meeting and will require membership approval in order to be implemented.  

Below are the two (2) By-Law Updates for the 2020 Annual Meeting.  These updates will appear on eligible member Annual Meeting ballots in 2020 – and members will be asked vote YES (to approve) or NO (to NOT approve) the recommend CRCC By-Law update.

ANNUAL MEETING RESOURCES / DOCUMENTS:

The CRCC Neighborhood Calendar

Important CRCC Meetings and Community Events can be found here.

Want to add your event or information to the shared calendar?

Learn How to Participate and call 612-338-5578 →

Neighborhood Calendar

Join Your Cedar-Riverside Neighbors at these Important Community Organization Events & Programs.

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COVID-19 NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCES

CRCC | Emergency Community Response Team

HOTLINE: (401) 285-9247

-or- email us: info@crccouncil.org

THE PEOPLE’S CENTER  CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH COVID-19 TESTING, OFFER TELEMEDICINE, AND ADDRESS OTHER HEALTHCARE SUBJECTS.  PLEASE CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO VISIT THEIR COVID-19 RESOURCES PAGE.

Covid-19 Emergency:
Notices, News, and Important Announcements.

The latest coronavirus news updated regularly including MDH coronavirus updates, the latest related community news, features and interviews from CRCC Staff – and essential information about the Covid-19 pandemic.  We post latest news as often as possible.

FOR CURRENT MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SITUATION UPDATE FOR COVID-19, PLEASE VISIT THE MDH WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST NOTICES, NEWS, AND IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW.

BARNAAMIJ GAAR AH OO KU SAABSAN CABSIDA IYO CEBEYNTA CUDURKA COVID-19

COVID-19 Fear & Stigma in Somali Community

Dr. Aden Roble
CEO/Somali Medical Association of America

BARNAAMIJ GAAR AH OO KU SAABSAN CABSIDA IYO CEBEYNTA CUDURKA COVID-19

BARNAAMIJ GAAR AH OO KU SAABSAN CABSIDA IYO CEBEYNTA CUDURKA COVID-19

Posted by XIDIG TV on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Official COVID-19 Virus News.

Official COVID-19 Virus News.

Official COVID-19 Virus News.

Community News, Notices, Information, and Forums.

The latest CRCC news, upcoming meeting agendas, important community forums, city information, organizational events, and more here.

Neighborhood News!

Cedar-Riverside News & Updates.

CANCELLED – Neighborhood Resources Meeting – March 29, 2020

Neighborhood News

We need to hear your voice to help us make important decisions about how to spend neighborhood resources. Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 5:00... Read More → CANCELLED – Neighborhood Resources Meeting – March 29, 2020

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Another Proud City of Minneapolis Neighborhood Association

The CRCC exists to serve the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood specifically – our mission is to serve the residents, businesses, workers, and youth who live and experience our neighborhood every single day.

The CRCC is proud to be recognized by the City of Minneapolis as the official neighborhood organization giving VOICE to these neighborhood constituencies.

Who’s Eligible to be a Member?
Natural persons are eligible for membership in the corporation who are sixteen(16) years of age or older and can demonstrate: 

(a) residency by producing a Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota identification card or other residency verification of individual residence within the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood (“the Neighborhood”) as defined by the City of Minneapolis, or proof of enrollment at an accredited school located within the neighborhood, or 

(b) proof of ownership or interest in a business or lease of a business or real property, or proof of being employed by a nonprofit organization, business, or government entity located in the Neighborhood, or 

(c) who resides within the geographic boundaries of a the Neighborhood or meets membership criteria but lacks the documentation required, but a member who has the required documentation identified in (a) or (b) above vouches for the individual.

How to I become a recognized Member?
Eligible persons shall be accepted into membership by attending an Annual Meeting, by contacting the corporation in writing, by attending a meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) or signing in at a committee meeting or at an event or festival, or by other mechanisms established by resolution of the Board. 

Members shall have the right to vote as individuals at Annual Meetings in accordance with Article IV Sec. 1 and at Special Meetings of Members in accordance with Article IV Sec. 5. 

No dues shall be required for membership or exercise of membership rights. Only persons who are members of record as of at least ten (10) days prior may vote at a meeting of members.

Become a Member of the Cedar-Riverside Community Council!

And Make a Difference!

Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood student, resident, and business members are the heart of our community. Our members are a valuable resource for our fast-growing, fast-paced neighborhood.

Our neighborhood relies on our registered members and volunteers for everything from staffing special event, such as ‘West Bank Fest’ and ‘West Bank Earth Day’ Events, to assist staff and the greater community.

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