Building Community Since 1976


Minneapolis Body Breakers Breakdancers at 1984 Block Party

 

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Minneapolis, Elliot Park offers downtown living with an abundance of amazing historical architecture. Elliot Park is home to many well-known institutions and organizations, including Hennepin County Medical Center, Augustana, North Central University, Catholic Charities, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, House of Charity, Kraus-Anderson, and more.

Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. (EPNI) was established in 1976 with a primary focus of reinvesting in the community through renovation of existing housing and investment in new housing. The focus of the organization has shifted over the years and current mission is to build community vitality by connecting & empowering neighbors

Our current work focuses on: 1) convening the community to influence development and 2) addressing community issues.  We invite you to join us in this work - contact us today to find out more!

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Staff

Vanessa H

Vanessa Haight
Executive Director

Master of Urban Planning, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota

vanessa at elliotpark.org

Halima Ahmed
Community Organizer

Hamline University

halima at elliotpark.org

 

Board of Directors

Kim Forbes, President, MN Adult Teen Challenge

Rebecca Thomas, Vice President, Resident

Patti Wettlin, Secretary, Resident

Jerry Dustrud, Resident

Millie Schafer, Resident

Patty Smith, AEON

Trent Redmann, NCU

Chris DeLaurentis, Resident

Jane Lieberman, Hennepin Healthcare

Vachel Hudson, Resident

Glen Johnson, Resident

Jim Hirst, Resident

Billy Brownlee, Resident

Toya Lopez, Resident