Board Opportunities

Our Streets Minneapolis

Our Streets Minneapolis was founded in 2009 as the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. In 2017, we changed our name to Our Streets Minneapolis. With this change, we affirmed our commitment to people walking and rolling, not just people biking.

Strategic Priorities

Our Streets Minneapolis envisions a city where:

  • Biking, walking, and rolling are easy and joyful for people of all backgrounds and identities in all parts of Minneapolis; -Streets and trails are vibrant community spaces with people walking and biking year-round and at all times;
  • Kids and families feel safe and comfortable walking and biking to neighborhood schools, parks, and businesses
  • Older adults and people with mobility challenges are healthy, independent, and connected with their communities through streets and sidewalks designed for them; and
  • Abundant biking and walking contributes to happy people, a healthy environment, and a strong economy.

Our Streets Minneapolis believes in the power of people:

  • Our work is volunteer driven and community supported;
  • We use a community organizing approach to set and act on our local advocacy priorities to make streets places that put people first;
  • We depend on the passion and skills of hundreds of volunteers to make our work happen each year from our Board of Directors to the folks who volunteer at our Open Streets Minneapolis events.
  • As part of centering people in our work, we apply an equity lens to everything we do. Learn more about how we do that by reading our Equity Statement.

Annual budget: $200,000 – Foundations, Individual Contributions, Government or Grant Contracts

Skills

Our Streets Minneapolis is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Management and Leadership
  • Strategic and Business Planning

Information

  • Number of board members needed: 8
  • Number of members currently: 9
  • Meeting time and frequency:  6 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: Minneapolis

Expectations

  • Time Expectation: Up to 8 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: Yes
  • Service on Committee Required: No
    • Standing Board Committees: Finance, Fundraising, Other
  • Length of Term: 2 Years
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes

Questions about this board opportunity?

Email: boardconnector@propelnonprofits.org

Address

1428 Washington Avenue South, Suite 204 Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mission

Our Streets Minneapolis works for a city where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and comfortable for everyone.