We Want You to Join the streets.mn Board!

The other day on Twitter, a reader made me happy with the following salute:


Vincent (whom I do not know, by the way) was reacting to Ethan Fawley’s recent and wonderful post about the 26th and 28th street bike lanes. But the comment could have been about any of dozens of recent articles on the website. There are lots of perspectives and voices here that, I believe, provide similar fresh air on important Minnesota issues.

Part of the evolving mission of streets.mn is to make sure that our conversations around transportation and the built environment reflect the best parts of ourselves.

So how are we doing on that front?

Photoshop skills are one of the many things we could use on the board!

Well, for one thing, we could use some help! The streets.mn board is once again looking for new members who are passionate about streets, transportation, and urban issues.

We’re looking for people from all parts of Minnesota. And because we’re a working board, part of an all-volunteer organization, we’re looking for people with a diverse range of skills, backgrounds, and interests.

Do you share a passion for streets, cities, and public spaces?

Are you interested in getting more involved with streets.mn and helping us shape our future?

Do you have a bit of time, energy, and elbow grease to help us become better and more relevant to Minnesota’s streets and public spaces?

Please apply to be on the streets.mn board!

We’re aiming to expand the board before the end of the year. Here’s an open invitation. Share what you like about streets.mn. Or share your hopes about new things we might do. Share some of your background and help us understand where you’re coming from. We’d love to hear from you.

I can attest first-hand that the streets.mn board is full of interesting, dedicated, hard-working, and kind people. Joining our board will give you great experience working with diverse perspectives toward a common goal. We just completed a strategic plan, so we have already identified a lot of areas where folks can jump in and get their hands dirty.

The deadline for application is November 13th at 8am. Here’s the form. It only takes a minute to fill out. Please apply today.

Thank you very much and I hope you apply.

(Bill Lindeke, Board Chair for streets.mn)


Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

Pronouns: he/him

Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.