Longfellow Rebuilding Plan – Project Steering Committee Application

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is in search of residents, business and commercial property owners and community organization representatives interested in joining a Project Steering Committee (PSC) to help lead the process of creating a rebuild plan for the area affected by the unrest that followed the tragic death of George Floyd.

We hope to assemble a PSC made up of members with a diverse range of viewpoints and skills in order to create a new vision for equitable, sustainable and resilient redevelopment while enhancing public spaces; preserving key community assets; and rebuilding civic, commercial and residential places for the coming years. Desirable skillsets include, but are not limited to:

  • Racial Equity Work
  • Urban Planning & Development
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Small Business Ownership & Management
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Architecture & Design

Time Commitment: Each Steering Committee Meeting will be 2 hours.  You will need to read documents in advance of the meeting which will require additional time from you.  There will be six (6) total committee meetings.

You will also be asked to dedicate 8-12 hours of time over six (6) months to plan for and participate in community engagement activities and plan preparation. We recognize that not all members will be able to make the full commitment, but you will automatically resign from the Steering Committee after 3 absences.

Interested? Click here to fill out a brief application.

Applications are due by September 14th.

If you have questions about the PSC or the Longfellow Rebuilding Plan, please contact LCC Program Manager Justin Gaarder at: justin@longfellow.org

Now Accepting Applications for the Gardening for Wildlife Mentorship Program

Get matched with an experienced local Wildlife Gardener to learn about design and create your own wildlife friendly yard.

Mentors will share their expertise, and possibly even “extra” native plants from their own yard. An optional field trip, yard tour, and seed exchange event will take place over the summer and fall.

A required two night introduction class will be held on April 14th and 21st from 6:30-8:30pm, after which you will be matched with your mentor.

By the end of the year, you will be able to certify your yard as a Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation (more info on our communities’ efforts at www.LongfellowWildlife.blogspot.com).

There is a $75.00 participate fee for the program, however expenses for native plants and mulch may be reimbursed up to $350 through LCC’s Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhood Grant program.

To request an application please email Daniel Schultz at: dschultz6@comcast.net