August 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

BOARD MEETING MINUTES – Monday, August 21, 2017 – 7:00 p.m., Fuller Park

Board members present: Kathy Kornblum, Valerie Hurst, Gabe Moreno, Steve Wohlford, Dick Fiala, Ryan Fisher, Justin Wills

Board members absent: Dan Williams, Joy Gottschalk, Briana Daymont

Also present: Sally Bauer (TNA Executive Directory), Rachel Hoben (Fuller Park manager)

Called to order: 7:05pm

Officer Reports:

Secretary – The board moved to accept the July 2017 minutes. Voice vote, all in favor, motion approved.

Treasurer – Justin will sign checks to our utility box wraps artists and give them to Ryan, who will give them to Dan for distribution to the artists. Justin is also requesting reimbursement of funds from CPP of approximately $20,000.  He will process our taxes in September.

In recent mail, TNA received a donation check from the Minneapolis Foundation, an offer from the city to explain ranked-choice voting, and a letter from our State Farm insurance agent wondering if TNA would like to continue terrorism insurance.

Justin reports total funds of approximately $15,500 across all accounts, and anticipates about $11,000 of spending for utility box wrap artwork this month, and a reimbursement of $20,000 from the city soon.

New Executive Director

Sally Bauer was introduced to the board as our new executive director.  She was offered and accepted the position the week of August 14th and her first official day in the position was August 21st, though her responsibilities won’t really start until she is able to meet with Joy for onboarding next week.

Utility Box Wraps

Dan was unable to attend, but the program is moving forward based on the artist check distribution.

Strategic Planning

Brigid has completed 3 of 7 key informant interviews.  She is requesting introductions to the remaining key informants, which Ryan will facilitate. She will soon schedule an October extended planning meeting for the board.

Our neighborhood survey had 225 responses at close and will be removed from the TNA web site.  Survey response gift card winners are Charlie Hastings and Rona Cuccia (Kowalski’s) and Leah Sweet Slicker and Sandra Schulte (restaurants).

Fuller Park

Rachel reports that there is a new pre-school teacher (with three remaining slots), the gym has new flooring, and there are new kid and adult class offerings and youth sports teams.

National Night Out

Gabe and Kathy made direct contact at most block parties, introducing TNA and requesting survey responses.

Learning Lab

Valerie attempted to attend an NCR program to boost board engagement but the session was standing-room only.

Fall Newsletter

Preliminary topics could include strategic planning updates and survey results and the introduction of Sally as TNA ED.  Timeline is still to be determined.

Adjourned: 8:00pm

Minutes submitted by Ryan Fisher and Dan Williams, TNA Secretary