Streets Board Jan 2018

Thinking of Joining Just Do It!

I joined the board in 2017. After the election I was seeking more opportunities to become a more active member in my community and be an agent of change. Prior to joining I was just gaining experience of what it was like to be on a Neighborhood Association board. I was just newly elected as the Vice President in my neighborhood association. So, when the opportunity came up thanks to my friend, neighbor and fellow board member Hannah Prichard, I jumped at the chance to join and learn what it takes to run this organization. As a Black woman living, working and raising a family in North Minneapolis, I wanted to bring a perspective to the table surrounding issues with different modes of transportation and livability in my community that is under represented.

Going into 2019, I will be stepping down from my position on the board. My desire is to still remain active with the community and actually contribute more to “Nomi Love” this coming year.

I am writing to encourage those who engage with the community – be it just reading the articles, commenting, and participating on the forums to join the board. Deadline for putting your name in the hat is by 8am on Monday November 12th.

I am especially calling out those similar to myself – those with limited experience of being on a board. I got into this very “wet behind the ears” and unsure if I was doing things right. I am glad to have cut my teeth here. You will be joining an amazing group of dedicated people with depths of experience that will guide you.

Finally, I am strongly encouraging people from underrepresented backgrounds, locations, perspectives, etc. to join and bring your voice to the table here at