2020 General Membership Meeting

Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Board of Directors Elections – Tuesday, October 27th

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is YOUR neighborhood organization if you live or own a business in the Longfellow, Howe, Cooper or Hiawatha neighborhoods and we’d love your participation in our Board of Directors elections! At this time, we are seeking nominations for open seats on the Board.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and unrest after the murder of George Floyd, the LCC is working with residents and through community partnerships on these issues facing our community:

  1. Rebuilding businesses and community resources in the impacted areas
  2. Food security
  3. Safety and security of residents and businesses

LCC is your citizen participation organization in the place you live, work and/or play. No one should feel intimidated by joining the LCC Board of Directors. LCC is committed to having a Board that is welcoming and that represents the cultural diversity of Greater Longfellow. Any resident or person who owns a business in Great Longfellow can nominate themselves.  LCC needs your input to represent the broader community.

Join our board of Directors

You may be interested in running for a seat on the LCC Board of Directors, but you may not know how our board functions and what we do.

To learn about being an LCC board member, please visit: https://longfellow.org/about/board-of-directors/board-roles-and-responsibilities/ you can also email info@longfellow.org or call 612-722-4529 and leave a message clearly stating your name and address and request to have a Board Job Description sent to you by mail.

The LCC Board of Directors meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. Until further notice, we will meet via the internet through Zoom.

Board members are responsible for doing the business of the organization i.e., strategic planning, review of financial statements, work on committees, fundraising and approval of funding for projects and programs. The Board has also been working on strategies to rebuild the community, support small businesses, increase community security, secure food sources for those in need and work to advance racial equity.

Click here for the Board of Directors Job Description.

Submit a question for the meeting

Do you have a question for our elected officials, the Police Inspector our LCC board, or for LCC in general? SUBMIT your question here. During the meeting, questions will be chosen at random, due to time restraints, some questions might not be answered during our GMM Zoom session.

Zoom Link Information

Topic: LCC GMM and Board Election Meeting Time: Oct 27, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87533844710?pwd=Q3o3czBTQThpYWowaFgzclppWklFQT09 
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Longfellow Community Council Elections Process

Because of Covid-19, we are conducting our election process a little differently. Below are the steps to follow to run for a seat and to vote for members–

To Submit an application to run for a seat on the LCC Board of Directors:

  1. Prior to the October 27th General Membership Meeting (GMM) via Zoom, anyone interested in joining the LCC Board of Directors will fill out an application. You can find the application form here or request a copy by emailing: info@longfellow.org.
  2. Once we have received your application, we will add it to a voter guide that will be advertised through our media resources, so that people can see your application and decide if they would like to vote for you. Along with the voter guide, there will be a ballot where your name will be listed. The voter guide and ballot will be available on our website at http://www.longfellow.org starting on Monday, October 5th.

To nominate yourself during the General Membership Meeting:

  1. During the General Membership meeting, residents will have an opportunity to add their name to the ballot and voter guide. Because we may have additions during the meeting, we will keep our voting process open for one week(voting closes on November 2nd).

To vote to elect the 2020-2021 Board of Directors:

  1. You can go to our website at http://www.longfellow.org (any time before November 2nd) and read the voter guide and fill out the ballot to elect candidates.
  2. We will notify the elected members and the community at large by Friday, November 6th. Please note, there may be additional nominations during the October 27th General Membership Meeting, so you may want to withhold voting until October 28th.

Open Seats and Restrictions

There are 13 available seats.

Cooper Neighborhood:
2 seats that have 1-year terms
1 seat that has a 2-year term
• You MUST live in the Cooper Neighborhood to run for these seats

Hiawatha Neighborhood:
1 seat that has a 1-year term
1 seat that has a 2-year term
• You MUST live in the Hiawatha Neighborhood to run for these seats

Howe Neighborhood:
2 seats that have 1-year terms
1 seat that has a 2-year term
• You MUST live in the Howe Neighborhood to run for these seats

Longfellow Neighborhood:
1 seat that has a 1-year terms
1 seat that has a 2-year term
• You MUST live in the Longfellow Neighborhood to fun for these seats

Community Representative:
2 seats that have 1-year terms
• You may live anywhere in the Greater Longfellow community to run for these seats

1 seats with a 1-year term
You must own a business in Greater
• Longfellow or work at one and be authorized by the owner to run for this seat.

***Zoom Background Contest at the LCC General Membership Meeting
Many of you work from home and have meetings through Zoom. While Zoom is a great resource it also becomes a bit boring. During the LCC Board Meeting, we encourage participants to change their background to something interesting, colorful or funny. ***
Staff will select 5 winners who will receive a free Longfellow Brackett Rocket Hoodie.