CANDO Annual Meeting, Mixer and Dinner 2018

Saturday, October 20th, 5 to 7pm

3023 4th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55408 (part of Urban Venture's campus)

Some members of the 2018 CANDO Board and Staff

Some members of the 2018 CANDO Board and Staff

Join the CANDO Board of Directors!

We will elect board members to 7 open seats at our Annual Meeting on October 20th.

A board member needs to:
-live, work or own property in the neighborhood
-attend monthly board meetings throughout the 2-year term
-be in contact with their neighbors in order to represent their interest in the organization.

We have a very diverse neighborhood and, to reflect that, we need as many people to run for the board as possible. If you are interested in running for the CANDO Board of Directors and want to learn more, please contact us at 612-824-1333 or email

Know a neighbor who would make a great board member? Invite them!

You can also nominate yourself or someone else by filling out our online form. Candidates will also be considered without nomination on the day of the Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting details

Everyone is invited to attend the CANDO Annual Meeting. We are excited to hold the event at a different venue, in a different part of the neighborhood! This year's event will be a chance to get to know the people who are currently involved with CANDO in different capacities, and to let us know what kinds of things you want to see and participate in. 

We'll break for dinner (it's going to be delicious!) then finish with a little business, like board member elections and announcements about changes to our funding structures (see Plan Modification Proposal below).

So come meet the other incredible neighbors that make up the Central neighborhood, tell us what you think and find a way to multiply your efforts to give back to the community. 

CANDO NRP Plan Modification Proposal

To contract NRP funds for projected expenses for 2019 and 2020

The Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO) is proposing an NRP Phase II Plan Modification to reallocate funds between existing plan strategies.

What Is An NRP Plan Modification?
An NRP Plan Modification is a proposal to contract funds that have been allocated to the neighborhood by the City of Minneapolis for our NRP Plan Strategies.

Approving this Plan Mod will allow CANDO to use, but does not commit us to use all the money, by putting it into the contracts that we use to request reimbursements from the City.  

We are proposing: 1) to move funds from inactive strategies to strategies CANDO has prioritized for the next few years and 2) to change the language that describes 2 strategies to better match the work we are planning to do.

Why we are proposing this Plan Modification?

Since before the establishment of CANDO, the NRP Plan that establishes what we use these city funds for has added and changed many strategies. Not all the funds dedicated to some strategies were used and other strategies have been more active and require additional funding. With this Plan Mod we will be ‘cleaning up’ a few small amount of funds in the unused strategies and moving a larger amount of funds from old repaid housing loans to fund more active and more flexible strategies.

Process for Approval:

The proposed changes to funding allocations and NRP strategy language require a majority vote of approval by the board of directors.

Because the proposal “Allocates more than $25,000 (or up to 25% of the total NRP plan allocation) between existing plan strategies,” it also requires;

‘Broad Notice’ to the community at least 21 days before the community (annual) meeting. The broad notice will be satisfied with announcements in our electronic media and in our October printed newsletter.

‘Broad-Based Support’ from Central Residents. A majority vote of the eligible residents present at CANDO’s annual meeting (October 20th) is required to approve the proposal.

Strategies we want to contract more money into

Strategies we want to contract more money into

Strategies we want to move money out of

Strategies we want to move money out of

Language Modification: The modification will  change the description of the Facade Grant Program Strategy in out NRP Plan to allow for interior improvements (façade and commercial grant program"). This allows for the funds in the Facade Grant Program contract to be used for either Facade grants or Commercial Matching grants.

Language Modification: The modification will change the description of Arts Projects for Children and Youth strategy in our NRP Plan from “arts projects to involve Central children and youth.” to “arts projects to involve Central residents.” This will allow for funds to be used more broadly for arts projects for residents of all ages.