Why you should join LHiNC

The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) serves as a voice of Linden Hills residents, increasing community involvement and providing two-way communication with the City of Minneapolis and within the Linden Hills community. It’s made up of 15 board members who serve two-year terms; elections are held every October.

Interested in learning more?

  • Sign up for our upcoming online Q & A, Learn about LHiNC, on September on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Check out quotes from our current LHiNC board members on why they enjoy serving on LHiNC and why others should join.
  • Want to run for a board seat? Fill out this application by October 3, 2023.

Judy Hornbacher

“I love meeting all the people who serve on the Board, as well as more people in the neighborhood. I learn so much in every committee meeting and every board meeting. I encourage neighbors to  join because it is challenging, important work for our community and our city. We need you!”

Carrie Johnson

“I recently moved to Minneapolis from the East Coast and was looking for ways to learn more about my new community and get involved. I’ve really enjoyed being a member of the LHiNC Board because I’ve made friends, learned more about the needs and priorities  facing our neighborhood and the broader city, and have enjoyed the opportunities to volunteer.”

“I encourage others to join the LHiNC Board because it’s a great way to meet new people —both those who are longtime residents and newcomers to Linden Hills. I’ve found it very satisfying to learn more about what’s happening in the neighborhood and be part of a group focused on making Linden Hills an even better place to call home. I also appreciate LHiNC’s focus on equity and inclusion, and the group’s discernment on how our neighborhood can be an ally and source for positive change both in Linden Hills and across the city. For anyone wanting to get involved, this is a great way to do it!” 

Bali Kumar

“LHINC provides a great way to meet my fellow community members! And it’s also a great way to get insight into what plans the City has for our neighborhood and to influence their decisions. Others should join so they can get insight into the inner workings of the fun events we plan and put their thumbprint on the future of the neighborhood!”

Barbara Lunde

“I would tell others to join LHiNC to be able to help make decisions about the neighborhood, get early news about what is happening, and meet and work with others in the neighborhood.”

Bjorn Olson

“Serving on the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council has been a deeply fulfilling experience for me, and I believe it holds immense value for anyone seeking to make a positive impact in their community. This council provides a unique platform to actively shape the neighborhood’s future: whether it be engaging in meaningful discussions about local issues, from park improvements, trolley paths, proposed projects and more!

Moreover, being part of the neighborhood council has connected me with diverse, passionate individuals who share a common goal of enhancing our community’s well-being. The collaborative spirit and sense of unity we foster is invigorating, making me feel like an integral part of a tight-knit community. Serving on the council has broadened my understanding of the complex dynamics at play in our neighborhood and is a valuable learning experience that sharpens problem-solving skills and boosts civic awareness.

Ultimately, I encourage others to join the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council for the sense of fulfillment that comes from actively shaping the place you call home. It’s a chance to voice your opinions, forge lasting connections, and be a catalyst for positive change. Together, we can create a more vibrant and inclusive community where everyone belongs.”

Daniel Wenger

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know a large number of neighbors and working together on projects which impact us all! Serving on LHiNC has introduced me to a great group of people who care deeply for this neighborhood. I would encourage anyone who’s interested in making an impact locally to apply!”

Mike Williamson

“Being involved in the committees helps me feel more connected with my neighborhood and neighbors. And spending so much time with a group of 15 like-minded neighbors, all trying to improve the neighborhood, is extremely rewarding!”