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Northside Green Zone Task Force

The Northside Green Zone addresses the environmental justice overburden in North and Northeast Minneapolis and designs and implements a plan of action to improve environmental and population health, and social, economic and environmental justice. The Northern Green Zone includes the Northside neighborhoods of Hawthorne, McKinley, and Near-North, and the western portions of the NE neighborhoods of Marshall Terrace, Sheridan, Bottineau, and St Anthony West.

Established Date:
Sep 29, 2018
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
19
Positions Occupied:
18
Vacant Positions:
1
Membership Description:

The Taskforce is made up of members who live, work, worship, or play within the Northside Green Zone and have an interest in the Northside Green Zone goals. 


  1. Nine seats are filled by Northside and Northeast community members  with one of the following experiences: interest in environmental justice, expertise in climate resiliency, impacted by cumulative pollution, expertise in green manufacturing or environmentally friendly business practices, or expertise in education/youth oriented work. 
  2. Six seats are filled by community members who are active members of the Environmental Justice Coordinating Council.
  3. Four seats are filled by non-voting representatives from City departments that work in impact areas related to the Northside Green zone goals.

Term Limit:
2
Residency Requirement:
No requirement, but preference will be given to residents and community members who work, worship, and/or play within the Northside Green Zone.
Compensation:
N/A
Selection Procedure:

Task Force members are selected by a selection committee of City staff, City Council offices, and representatives from the Environmental Justice Coordinating Council.

Appointing Cycle:
Spring
Members
Seat # Name Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Markella Smith Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting community member
2 Yolonde Adams-Lee Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting community member
3 Anita Urvina Davis Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting community member
4 Joanne Goddard Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting community member
5 Nancy Przymus Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting community member
6 Linnae Nelsen-Seys Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting community member
7 Larry Morris Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting community member
8 Liz Reiser Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting community member
9 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting community member
10 Roxxanne O'Brien Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting EJCC member
11 Michael Projects Chaney Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting EJCC member
12 Catherine Fleming Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting EJCC member
13 John Jamison Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting EJCC member
14 Princess Haley Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting EJCC member
15 Vanessa Willis Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Voting EJCC member
16 Juli Leerssen Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Non-voting City of Minneapolis representative
17 Jim Voll Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Non-voting City of Minneapolis representative
18 Anthony Taylor Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Non-voting City of Minneapolis representative
19 Markeeta F Keyes Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 City Coordinator Non-voting City of Minneapolis representative
Meeting Schedule:
Second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30
Location:
TBD, varies by meeting
Address:
Minneapolis, MN
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
This link open a new window Resolution No. 2019R-050
Enabling Legislation Revised Date:
Mar 9, 2019
Contact Information
Department:
City Coordinator's Office
Phone:
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