The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) is represented by a group of volunteers elected by residents each fall. EHFNA is working to improve the neighborhood through programming that is made possible through the work of neighborhood residents and business owners like you. Please contact us at 612.430.9161 or and visit us on the web at

September 2021 eNews


Thanks to all who attended the
EHFNA Annual Meeting on September 18th!

Congratulations and welcome to the newly elected board members:      
  • Maria Fisness
  • Aaron Hartung
  • Rick Michel
  • Beth Popalisky
  • Jenny Taplin
  • Maggie Zawasky

And special thanks to the following local businesses that donated door prizes for the annual meeting! 
Ace Nicollet Hardware
Adagio Holistic Therapies
Bryant Avenue Hardware
Keljik Rugs
Our Kitchen


The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are currently held via Zoom, at 7:00 pm. Please contact for the meeting link


Sunday, October 10th from 11am to 5pm

EHFNA will be having a table at Open Streets Lyndale. Stop by and learn about what we do. We will also have fun ways to decorate bikes!

We are looking for volunteers to help out kids who stop by to decorate their bikes. There will also be board members or staff volunteering with you. Shifts are 2 to 2.5 hours. Email HERE to learn more


Early Voting and Charter Amendment Information

Early Voting Began September 17 for 2021 Municipal Elections
Any Minneapolis voter may choose to vote early, no reason needed. The Early Vote Center at 980 E. Hennepin Ave. opened September 17 for voters who wish to cast their ballot early and in person. The last day for early voting is November 1.

Go to for early voting times, mail-in ballots requests, voter registration, polling locations and more.

What’s on the ballot?
Offices on the ballot this year include: Mayor, City Council, Board of Estimate & Taxation, and Park & Recreation Board. For complete list of candidates:

There will also be three questions on the 2021 Minneapolis ballot that propose amendments to the City Charter: government structure, public safety and rent stabilization. Information about the ballot questions can be found at

Charter Amendments Forum Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hybrid: Mayflower Church and Live Stream.
A partnership of Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood organizations, including EHFNA, will host a public forum about three amendments on the ballot: government structure, public safety and rent stabilization. Advocates in favor of and opposed to each charter amendment will make their case.The forum will be moderated by The League of Women Voters of the White Bear Lake Area. Register to attend or receive the link at


Candidate Forums

Offices on the ballot this year include: Mayor, City Council, Board of Estimate & Taxation, and Park & Recreation Board. For complete list of candidates:

Minneapolis Park Board District 6 Tuesday, September 28, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Hybrid: Mt. Olivet Church and Live Stream.
LHiNC is proud to sponsor this nonpartisan candidate forum, your chance to meet the candidates for District 6 of the Minneapolis Park Board. The League of Women Voters will be moderating and it will be offered both in person at Mount Olivet Church (5025 Knox Ave S) and virtually streamed and recorded. Please register to attend or get the link:

Ward 13 City Council Candidates Monday, October 4 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Hybrid: St. John's Episcopal Church and Live Stream.
Organized by LHiNC and St. John's Episcopal Church, this Ward 13 Candidate Forum will be held in-person at St. John’s (4201 Sheridan Ave S), as well as live-streamed and recorded. The event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters Minneapolis, a nonpartisan organization. Register to attend (seats limited) and get the livestream link at

Ward 10 City Council Candidate Forums- two separate forums
Thursday, September 23, 6:30-8p.m.
Small Business Recovery & Infrastructure
Thursday, October 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
Public Safety 




The Next EHFNA Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 3, 7 p.m.

Join us at our next EHFNA Board Meeting to stay up-to-date on what's happening in your neighborhood. 

All EHFNA Board Meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact in advance for the meeting link. EHFNA Board Meetings are typically held the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Learn more about the EHFNA Committees

Committee volunteers are needed for just two to three hours a month. If you've looked into EHFNA committees before, check it out again to see what's different. Here are the three new committees and an outline of their areas of focus:

 Neighborhood Engagement - This committee will focus on events and outreach. The events include (in a normal year) Fall Fest, the Kite Festival, Happy Hours and a tent at Lyndale Open Streets. In 2021, there may be more online classes and events being organized - what are your ideas? The outreach portion of this committee plans to focus on an EHFNA logo update and rebrand. A crucial goal for this committee is to make sure all residents and business owners are informed about what's happening in the neighborhood. 

Neighborhood Engagement 
7pm, the 3rd Tuesday of each month
Next Meeting: October 19th, 7pm

2) Community Partnerships - This committee plans to engage with the neighborhood by forming and maintaining important partnerships. One of these partnerships will be created through a new and exciting block captain program. Join this committee to lay the groundwork for how that program will work. Other valuable partnerships will include East Harriet schools, businesses, the South West Business Association as well as other partnership opportunities as they emerge.

Community Partnerships
7pm, the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 20th, 7pm

3) Green Spaces and Places - This committee will be the Green Team of East Harriet, handling environmental concerns and neighborhood clean-up events. They will also work with MPRB for improvements and events in our neighborhood parks. Last but not least, they will manage the places of our neighborhood by working on zoning issues as they arise.

Green Spaces and Places
7pm, the 2nd Tuesday of each month
Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 12th

All EHFNA committee meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact in advance for the meeting link.
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