Hennepin County is leading this work, but the ultimate decisions on investments will be made by the project partners; the county, City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Metro Transit, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and BSF Railway. Three important teams will help inform decisions: the steering team, community advisory team (CAT) and technical advisory team (TAT).
Leaders from local government agencies will meet quarterly to guide the project and bring together resources. The members of the steering team are:
- Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins
- Minneapolis City Council Member Jacob Frey
- Minneapolis City Council Member Kevin Reich
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board President and Commissioner Liz Wielinski
The steering team will:
- Recommend policy changes
- Review project implementations committee recommendations and identify funding strategies
- Align and leverage investments across jurisdictions and organizations
- Monitor project progress
Community Advisory Team
The community advisory team includes people who live, work, play or worship in the project area. See the members of the community advisory team (PDF).
This community advisory team will meet monthly to:
- Ensure community engagement in the Lowry Avenue planning process
- Assist in the establishment project priorities
- Evaluate project options and alternatives
- Share project information with and obtain feedback from the community
The team meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. If you are interested in attending please email email@example.com.
Technical Advisory Team
The technical advisory team provides technical advice and oversight to the planning process and makes consensus-based recommendations. See the members of the technical advisory team (PDF).
The technical advisory team will meet monthly and contribute to the planning process by:
- Providing key information, data, and materials
- Reporting back to their agency regularly between meetings to determine that they are accurately representing their organization
- Soliciting input, ideas, and comments from their agency for inclusion in the planning process
- Working with consultants and other agency staff to provide insight on adopted plans, non-adopted plans, zoning, planned capital improvements, infrastructure needs, and development plans
- Lending subject-matter expertise to prioritize ambitious, cost-effective, needed and valuable improvements for the implementation strategy
- Briefing their agency elected officials as necessary on the planning process progress and recommendations
- Promoting community attendance at public events
- Supporting and promoting Lowry Avenue Community Works to elected officials, businesses, and community
The team meets the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org.