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March 1, 2004 // UPDATED 9:23 am - April 25, 2007
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

The Loring Park neighborhood group, Citizens for a Loring Park Community (CLPC), will hold its annual meeting and board elections Monday, March 8 at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St.

Nine board seats are open. The following board members' terms expire this year: Board Treasurer Richard Anderson, Vice President Gregory Langford, Secretary Mary Turner and President John Van Heel. There are four other unfilled board spots as well.

Board members serve two-year terms. The full board meets six times a year, but members also serve on standing committees that consider land use and livability issues. There are two CLPC task forces as well, one on Nicollet Avenue and another on park issues.

Those who live, work or own property in the neighborhood are eligible to run for a board seat.

Loring Park is bordered by Interstate-94 to the south, Hennepin and Lyndale avenues to the west, and Hawthorne Avenue to the north. The neighborhood's border with the Downtown core is 12th Street.

The neighborhood group has purview over issues from development to tenant concerns. Currently, CLPC is involved in the Corridor Housing Initiative Project, addressing a projected need for 26,000 new housing units in the next 20 years. The project sponsor, The Center for Neighborhoods, selected Loring Park for the first round of development brainstorming sessions.

The election will take place at 7:30 p.m. Before the election, new Minneapolis Police Chief William McManus will introduce himself to the neighborhood, discuss his goals for the Police Department and take questions. His comments are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

An information and resource fair will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Woman's Club of Minneapolis.

Those interested in attending are asked to use the Oak Grove entrance.

For more information, contact CLPC coordinator Jana Metge at 874-9002 or