Light Rail Station with Mpls Skyline

Join the Board of Directors!

Hello, readers! We need you to help support our organization. 

We’re always looking for new volunteers and contributors, but this time of year we’re kicking off board recruitment for the 2024-2025 term!

Do you like thinking about our urban (and suburban, small-town and rural) streets and land use? Getting nonprofit board experience and building your résumé? Making thoughtful decisions about how an organization is run? Supporting new contributors?

This is the place for you! is now in its second decade, and we’re working toward big goals through our volunteer board. We continue to strive toward better racial equity in our board, content and contributors. We cultivate new voices and have a part-time managing editor to ensure we have great content five-plus days a week. We host events to socialize and provide space to meet other like-minded people. 

With more capacity, we can do even more!

Interested applicants are invited to apply here by Sunday, November 5. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can contribute to the board in some of the following ways:

  • Fundraising.
  • Engagement: social media and events.
  • Volunteer management.
  • Outreach experience.
  • Editorial (editors, videographers).
  • WordPress developer.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Meet Board Members at an Upcoming Event

If you’re interested in joining the board, volunteering or contributing, but want to learn more, we have three events over the next month. Board members will be there to talk about their experience on the board and answer your questions. Hope to see you at one or more. Look for the orange cones! 

Food and camaraderie at the annual picnic in August, held this year at Boom Island Park. Photo by Erik Ruthruff

Group Bike Ride and Hangout (Minneapolis): Saturday, October 14, 3–5 p.m.

Meet at Bryant Square Park at 3101 Bryant Avenue South. We’ll bike down the new Bryant Avenue, around Lake Harriet, and then have time to socialize after returning to Bryant Square Park.

Bonfire (St. Paul): Saturday, October 21, 6–8 p.m.

Hosted at the Como Fire Pits, 1340 Como Avenue (east of Hamline). Accessible by the 3A and 83 bus routes, bike connections from the University of Minnesota transitway, Wheelock Parkway and Como Avenue. Some parking available in a paid lot or free street parking outside the Como Park gates.

We’ll have snacks, non-alcoholic beverages and s’mores.

Happy Hour (Prospect Park, Minneapolis near the St. Paul border): Thursday, November 2, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Hosted at The Market at Malcolm Yards south patio, 501 30th Avenue Southeast. Accessible via the Green Line Prospect Park station and right on the U of M transitway for biking. Parking is available in a lot behind the building.

We’ll have snacks, and Malcolm Yards has food and drinks available.

About Glen Johnson

Pronouns: he/him

Glen has lived in the Twin Cities nearly his whole life and lives a car-free life in downtown Minneapolis. He thinks a lot about land use and the policies and incentives that shape where and how we live. He’s currently Co-Chair, a member of the Transportation Advisory Board at the Met Council, and recently joined the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Board.