The Neighborhood STAR Board tours, reviews, interviews and recommends applications to the Mayor and City Council for approval.

The board is made up of 21 members appointed by the Mayor for four-year terms. City residency is required and Minnesota State Law requires three representatives to be appointed from each City Council Ward.

Board meetings are generally held at the Neighborhood House at Wellstone Center (179 Robie Street East).

Neighborhood STAR Board Members

Neighborhood STAR Board - December 2023

Ward 1

  • Angela Burns Finney
  • Ana Perez, Vice Chair
  • Aimee Vue

Ward 2

  • Jessica Nickrand
  • (OPEN)
  • (OPEN)

Ward 3

  • Erin Heelan
  • Natalie King
  • Chris Leifeld

Ward 4

  • Terri Banaszewski
  • Charlie Vander Aarde
  • (OPEN)

Ward 5

  • Nate Nins, Chair
  • Crystal Robinson
  • (OPEN)

Ward 6

  • Jaylana Peters
  • Tong C. Thao
  • (OPEN)

Ward 7

  • Myra Bolling-Smith
  • (OPEN)
  • (OPEN)

Apply to Serve on the Neighborhood STAR Board

Appointments are generally made when serving members have reached their term limits or when members leave the commission for other reasons

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered as openings become available (as current members resign or reach the end of their terms). Your application will be considered during the next set of appointment openings.

To apply, please visit our Online Committee Application, select "Neighborhood STAR Program" from the menu and then click the “Apply” button.

Neighborhood STAR Board Documents

To access other documents, minutes, and packets, click the "Documents..." dropdown menu next to your meeting in the table below.

Last Edited: May 10, 2024