streets.mn thinks transportation and land use news and information in Minnesota can be done better. This site fosters positive connections and inclusive conversations about better places in Minnesota. A better place is one that is… People-centered: transportation and public spaces should center on people rather than private vehicles Future-oriented: the built environment should be designed for the needs of future generations, and in the context of a rapidly changing non-human world Justice-driven: cities, towns, and streets should empower and include people of all ages, especially the vulnerable and marginalized Delight-cultivating: places should inspire happiness and wonder in all seasons and all times of the night and day
Our board meets monthly. We are a working board, and members are expected to participate in creating a healthy organization. Most work groups of the organization are led by our Board Members, who are expected to spend time working on streets.mn initiatives outside of board meetings.
Serving on the streets.mn board involves the following: Be committed to fostering positive connections and inclusive conversations about better places in Minnesota Prepare for and participate in 12 board meetings per year Devote 10 hours per month working on streets.mn initiatives, working groups, or committees Work to help streets.mn achieve our strategic plan Attend at least two social or other special events sponsored by streets.mn throughout the year Use their networks and skills to promote readership of the blogs and forums and raise the visibility of streets.mn Make a personally meaningful financial contribution, either personally or by raising money through networks/efforts
All interested applicants are invited to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants who help the streets.mn board accomplish the following: Improve the board balance of age, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and sexual identities to more accurately represent Minnesota Have a greater walking/transit-first perspective Expand volunteer management/recruitment Greater focus on fundraising Strengthen the relationship between the streets.mn blog and forum
Interested applicants should complete the following brief application. Applications are due by 8am on November 12th. If you have any questions on the application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The current board will review the applications and contact you later in November.