Welcome to the East Harriet Neighborhood
East Harriet is bordered by 36th Street on the north and 46th Street to the south. Lyndale Avenue is the eastern boundary; Lake Harriet and Lakewood Cemetery largely make up the western border of the neighborhood. In addition to these Minneapolis landmarks, Lyndale Park Gardens and Rose Gardens, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary are located within East Harriet. Many houses in the neighborhood are two-story homes, set back from the streets.
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Learn about the candidates running for the EHFNA Board
2021 East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Candidate Information.
All candidates were asked to answer the following questions:
Please tell us a bit about yourself.
Why do you want to run for the EHFNA board?
What special skills would you bring to the EHFNA board?
When you are have decided on your candidates
I am a lifelong Minnesota resident and a renter in Minneapolis for a decade. I am running for a second term for the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood association. For the past 2 years, I was voted a member of the executive committee where I am active in a re-envisioning process of the association's mission, visions, and impact in East Harriet and the city at large. I am also working with Jenny Taplin and others to create a network called East Harriet Connectors, which is a group of residents who want to foster community relationships and skill sharing with our closest neighbors. I believe in being an active participant in the community I reside in. I will work to reach residents like renters who tend to be more transient so that we have a more equitable engagement in our city to create change with all residents in mind.
I want to be on the EHFNA board because we need to ensure East Harriet is a safe, beautiful, and affordable neighborhood for every resident and I am passionate about working with folks to reach that goal.
As a proud Latinx resident of East Harriet, I would bring several special skills to the EHFNA board. I have lived in the neighborhood since 2010 and that perspective gives me a sense of where we have been and where we are going. I currently work as a COVID-19 community health worker and a big part of that job is outreach and building meaningful relationships with neighbors, particularly our Spanish-speaking vecinos. I am also a renter who is sympathetic to the rising cost of living in our neighborhood and I support more affordable housing opportunities.
My name in Richard Michel. My family and I have been East Harriet Residents for almost 25 years. I helped raise 2 kids in the neighborhood, who grew up playing sports and sledding in Farmstead park, and both attended Barton Open School. I have been on the neighborhood board for two years, the last year serving as the secretary.
I love the amenities that our neighborhood has to offer, from the parks and paths, to the businesses and restaurants. I appreciate the energy that previous boards and residents have put into creating such a great place to live, and I want to do my part to maintain and improve the environment for current and future residents.
I am an engineer so I bring an analytic approach to projects. I enjoy meeting and talking with my neighbors. I like collaborating with teams to define and execute projects.
Hello. My name is Beth Popalisky. I have served on the board for one term. I am running again because I believe our neighborhood board is important for our community. I hope to see us engage more neighbors and bring your voices to the table. We have a good team with great ideas. Let's work together to build more community in East Harriet Farmstead.
Hi, I’m Jenny Taplin and I’m running for re-election on the EHFNA Board.
I’ve learned a lot in the past two years and hope to continue moving plans into action and connecting with the community through our committees and neighborhood events. It’s been exciting to be part of drafting our new mission, vision and values statement, for the neighborhood, in the very drafting room Theodore Wirth drafted our beloved park system over 100 years ago. We are so lucky to have this piece of history in our backyard.
As a long-term neighbor, I feel I bring knowledge from the past (I’ve been through four remodels to the Lyndale Farmstead play area, the 1981 tornado and having a 7 Eleven across the street) and as a paralegal the understanding of the legal process and attention to detail.
I enjoy volunteering, keeping our neighbors informed and gathering the community together
I have lived in East Harriet for 7 years with my husband and three sons (9,7,7). I am from Minneapolis originally but spent about ten years in Boston for college and some fun post-college years. The quality of life here in Minneapolis - and my family - is what brought us back. We love living near the lakes and having access to so many things to do and see.
I am a serial joiner and served on my first neighborhood board as a middle school student representative. I enjoy learning what is going on in the neighborhoods around me and want to be involved in the decisions that affect us at the most local level. I have been the chair of EHFNA since this past November and think we have an excellent board of people who are engaged and passionate about our neighborhood. We've spent a lot of time this past year navigating changes and I'd love to continue on the board to see that through.
I am currently a realtor but in my past was an event planner. Both positions require me to pay attention to the details while not losing focus on the bigger picture. In the case of our neighborhood board, that means navigating the requirements from the city while keeping an eye on our role and purpose as a neighborhood organization: how to best serve our neighbors and our community.
Even-odd water sprinkling restrictions in response to drought in effectThe City of Minneapolis has implemented even-odd water sprinkling restrictions until further notice. The city is included in a drought warning as defined by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Drought Action Plan.
The Mississippi River has reliably provided the City of Minneapolis with drinking water for over 150 years. The City assures the public of its continued ability to produce sufficient quantities of high quality water for its residents and wholesale customers. The City’s sprinkling restrictions are in place to help reduce demand on the Mississippi River during the ongoing drought. Other metro cities have similar measures in place.
Read the latest eNews feom East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Assoc here:
Next East Harriet Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
7: 00pm - 8:30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in advance for the meeting link. EHFNA Board Meetings are typically held the 1st Wednesday of the month.
Neighborhood Engagement - 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Community Partnerships - 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Green Spaces & Places - 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
If you are interested in attending a committee meeting, please contact email@example.com in advance for the meeting link.
Beaches, pools and other water activities open for season
With the possibility of a heat wave this weekend, you may need a water activity!
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's pools, water parks and beaches are open for the season. With dozens of wading pools, 12 beaches, two water parks, and the nation's first natural swimming pool, Minneapolis parks provide all kinds of water fun.
Find schedules for wading pools, the Webber Natural Swimming pool, water parks, beaches and water activities.
Join an EHFNA Committee
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:
7pm, the 3rd Tuesday of each month
7pm, the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Green Spaces and Places-NEW DATE
7pm, the 2nd TUESDAY of each month
All EHFNA committee meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance for the meeting link.
Calling all gardeners and would-be gardeners!
Are you interested in seeing a community garden at Lyndale Farmstead Park?
A community garden site was identified in the master plan recently adopted for Lyndale Farmstead park! Interested community members are invited to sign up for our contact list of stakeholders. Community stakeholders would be contacted during the planning phase to provide design guidance, show support for this initiative, and may be interested in participating in the garden when it is built. You don’t have to live in East Harriet to participate!
With interest from community members like YOU, we can build a community garden together.
If you are interested contact EHFNA here
Just Deeds Removes Racial Covenants
The City of Minneapolis has launched a new initiative providing Minneapolis homeowners with the opportunity to learn about, acknowledge and discharge racial covenants recorded against their properties. The City’s Just Deeds Project, led by the City Attorney’s Office, will allow people to reclaim their homes as equitable spaces.
Learn more about the Just Deeds Project by visiting the City’s website or by emailing JustDeedsProject@minneapolismn.gov.
Stay up-to-date on road and ramp closures with MnDOT’s I-35@94 Downtown toCrosstown project. The web page can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/. People can sign up for email alerts and find the latest schedule, updates, detour maps on the web page.
Public health information: Slow the spread of COVID-19
Open Streets Dates Announced
In partnership with the City of Minneapolis, we are excited to announce the dates reserved for Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021. These events will only take place if public health officials and our local partners believe it is safe in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
If it is safe, we will host the following Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021: