Work with us on the MNA Board!

At MNA’s annual Member Meeting being held October 15, new Board members will be elected. This year, there will be 5 open spots. MNA Board Members work hard to protect the character and vitality of the neighborhood we all love. Board members do this by leading and supporting MNA’s work on:

  • Preservation & Development: Review and provide a stance on new developments in the neighborhood, provide policy/guidelines on economic development, and push for more affordable housing.
  • Traffic: Discuss and provide solutions for short-term and long-term transportation in our neighborhood, ultimately supporting the walk-ability and bike-ability of our neighborhood.
  • Green Spaces: Provide grants and support to help our neighborhood gardens thrive. Also spearheads art and other projects to beautify the neighborhood.
  • Festivals: Offer the Waterfront Festival and Orton Park Festival to foster neighborhood community and financially support MNA.
  • Values: Organize the Marquette garage sale and contribute scholarships to students and organizations within the neighborhood.
  • Communication: Commute neighborhood happenings, news, and issues that impact Marquette residents.
  • Finance: Keeps MNA’s lights on and running smoothly!

Responsibilities of Board Members include the following. On average, Board members spend 10 hours per month on MNA work.

  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • Chair one of our committees
  • Weigh in on issues facing the neighborhood

Joining the MNA Board is one of the best ways to make a significant impact in Marquette. We’d love to work with you! Interested neighbors should write a brief letter of interest that includes:

  • past neighborhood involvements
  • qualifications
  • which of the areas above interest you the most and why (or include other neighborhood issues of interest that aren’t listed)

Letters of Interest must be sent to president@marquette-neighborhood.org no later than October 1, 2015.