2020 Annual Gathering and Election

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it on Monday night for the Annual Neighborhood Gathering and Election! If you weren’t there, we sure did miss you! It was wonderful to gather safely together as the weather turns colder, knowing that for the majority of the coming months, due to COVID-19 we will be meeting together over zoom.

We gathered in the newly renovated yard at 3701 Fremont Ave N. Folks gathered in the adjoining empty lot, among the garden and around the fire pit.

Thank you to Angelo Williamson with Wha’Jamican who provided amazing burritos!

Thank you to Elder Amoke Kubat for sharing art through story and centering the value of stories for us.

Thank you Kenzie O’Keefe from Pillsbury and being there with Get Out the Vote.

Thank you to our elected officials; Irene Krissie Fernando, KerryJo Felder, Bobby Joe Champion, and Phillipe Cunningham – Ward 4 Minneapolis City Council Member for being in community with us an sharing about your work.

Thank you Linda Hitzeman Krohn from Thrivent for being there to help out with Census outreach.

Thank you Cody Olson for coming and sharing info around the C-line that coming down Fremont.

Thank you Ariah Fine for helping with our neighborhood elections and ensuring that every vote was counted.

Thank you to Kathleen Acaso and the Green Team for all the Liter Be Gone supplies that got distributed!

Thank you to all of our volunteers who have done incredible work throughout the last year. We are SO grateful to each and every one of you. We hope you enjoy your gift card from Adorn by Kella with Markella Smith!

Thank you Katrina Hannemann for being our photographer and capturing the event!

Folks enjoyed coming to tour the space, electing new Board Members, eating and getting to know one another, and then ending the night with a bonfire. It was so incredible being in our new space together!

Check out the photos and please give a warm welcome to our new Board of Directors! The community elected five new folks to serve on the board. Welcome Sara Merrill, Emily Flower, Beatrice Hawkins, Malory Leishman, and Gary Way. You can contact them on the “Get to know the Board of Directors” page on the website.


Annual Gathering and Election

It’s here! The Annual Neighborhood Celebration and Board of Director Election!

Every year, residents of Folwell get together to celebrate and learn about what the neighborhood has been able to accomplish. It is also when the neighborhood elects a new Board of Directors.

We will gather safely together at 3701 Fremont outside in the back and side yard. Please bring a chair so you can comfortably enjoy the event.

Event Details:

Casual Hangout and Tour starting at 5:30pm. Program begins promptly at 6pm.

Dinner catered by Wha’ Jamaican. (Covid guidelines in place)

Tour the new space and share your ideas

Hear from our Elected Officials and get connected to the work happening across the city

Volunteer Appreciation

New Board Member elections

S’mores and a bonfire; weather permitting

Have you thought about serving the community by joining the Board of Directors? We need dedicated folks who have knowledge, talents, and skills in finance, organizing, project management, communication, visioning, and fundraising. (Pssst, you can also join the board because you are passionate about your neighborhood. These skills are not requirements.)

Want to apply? Use this form here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MYtfS2_6WKg-IeyHLgghnkWVhEZeq_5a/view

For more info, contact us at info@folwell.org


Introducing Your New Board of Directors

We are so happy and excited to announce the new board of directors for the Folwell Neighborhood Association!

William Bates
Joe Bell
Beryl Ann Burton
Mysnikol Miller
Earl Milton
Kassaundra Mullen
Josh Ney
Marcia Phillips
Nate Streeter
Debbie Tallen

Danielle Tietjen

Thank you to everyone who came out to the meeting and those who came to volunteer from other neighborhoods. It was amazing to see so many be engaged in our community and involved in the future of Folwell.
We expect a lot of updates soon, so please keep coming back to find out about information, events, and announcements.

Meet Your Candidates

This post will be updated weekly with information on the candidates who have turned in their applications to be on the Folwell Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. Please check back as new names and information will be added.

Folwell Residents hold the voting power to decide who will represent our neighborhood and help direct the future of Folwell. 10 seats are up for election on November 13th, please come out to help decide who will fill them!

Meet your candidates! Updated 11/12/17

More information on the Annual Meeting can be found here.


Annual Meeting

The Folwell Association Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, November 13th. Please come and let your voice be heard!

November 13
6:00pm 6:30pm-8:00pm
Folwell Park Building
Babysitting Available | Snacks Provided

*Note the addition of the 6:00pm meet and greet, come and meet the candidates!

This will be an exciting time for Folwell, we hope you are able to come and participate.

Make your voice heard! The Annual Meeting is to vote for your next Board of Directors. The FNA has 10 open board seats. Download an application.

Meet the people running for FNA Board of Directors.

Everyone is encouraged to apply. We are striving for a diverse board that reflects the community in Folwell.

If you are interested in participating at the Annual Meeting and need a translator, we will find someone to help you. Please contact us at info@folwell.org.


  • Planning the yearly budget and allocating funds.
  • Engaging residents to support the creation of programs for the neighborhood.
  • Developing healthy communication to connect neighbors to each other.
  • Connecting residents to city resources and programs that can support them.
  • Hiring and managing staff.