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Executive Corner: Nov 2019

Hey Corcoran Neighbors, it’s Alicia here, your neighborhood organization Executive Director. I hope that the fall is treating you all well as we all brace for cold winter! I just wanted to take a moment and share with you all some of the work that CNO has been privileged to complete over the last few months. We have been very fortunate to work in partnership with the Frenz tenants on gaining ownership over the 5 buildings in Corcoran. We are still fighting for ownership with our neighbors.

We have also hosted a few career and employment workshops in partnership with MN Dept. of Labor and Industry and a few other partners. We will host more of these in the future. Be on the lookout for dates. As you all know we made a major move by temporarily relocating the Midtown Farmers’ Market to Moon Palace Books. We are truly thankful for Moon Palace Books and its leadership for supporting and sharing their space with us for an
entire season, we look forward to next season.

I can’t forget about the 2nd annual neighborhood block party which was perfectly named Blocktoberfest. I hope that you all had a great time and enjoyed all the great activities from the free popcorn, instrument petting zoo, and, of course, all the great musicians! If you missed this year, no worries, we will be back next year. We have been actively working in partnership with Hennepin County and other key partners on the development of the L&H Plaza (corner of Lake and Hiawatha) where the permanent home for our beloved Midtown Farmers’
Market will be permanently housed.

We have also been an active member of the 2019 Energy Cohort with other neighborhood organizations from across the Twin Cities. We work on identifying energy efficient and cost effective resources to some of most under-resourced neighbors and a host of other topics.

Lastly, I want to remind you all that we are currently looking for volunteers to work on committees, volunteer at special events, work on or contribute to the newspaper or in the office assisting with administrative office work.

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