Events,  Neighborhood,  Taste of Linden Hills,  Zoning

LHiNC Moves Forward with Three Committees in 2024

With dwindling neighborhood funding from the city, a new executive director, and some new board members elected this fall, the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council has been undergoing a period of immense change! 

The 15-person volunteer board remains steadfastly committed to the homeowners, renters and business owners and employees who call Linden Hills home – and one way that we help build and sustain our sense of community is via our volunteer-based committees. 

After two months of debate and discussion, the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council has decided to move forward with three committees at this time:

1. Community Projects Committee

The Community Projects Committee will take on small-scale projects, with an end-date timeline, that impact the community members of Linden Hills. So far, the committee is considering: a blood drive at the Linden Hills Rec Center; extending the Trolley Path Naturescape; creating an Earth Day volunteer opportunity; and planning a “grand reopening” for the playground after additional equipment is added in the spring of 2024. 

The community projects committee will be led by co-chairs Molly Binger and Carrie Johnson, and will meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8pm at the park building.

If you have an idea for a project you’d like to pitch (and lead), submit your proposal to the committee here. Submissions must be received by the first Tuesday of the month to be considered at that month’s meeting.

2. Zoning and Housing

This long-standing committee will continue in 2024, bringing together developers, neighbors and interested community members who want to discuss various developments in the neighborhood. The committee will also consider variance requests from homeowners or developers who are pursuing projects outside the standard building code. 

The zoning and housing committee will be led by Dave Truesdale, and will meet the second Monday of the month from 7-8:30pm at the park building and on Zoom. To attend future meetings via Zoom, register here

For more details on how to request a variance or be added to the agenda, visit the committee’s full page

3. Events Committee

As city funding has dwindled from $40,000+ just a few years ago to now just $20,000 per year, neighborhood associations like LHiNC must fundraise in order to cover their basic operating costs. Fortunately, we have two major events that we have been hosting for many years, each of which bring in a substantial amount of money for the council. 

The Events Committee will be in charge of planning and executing on these two events – the Taste of Linden Hills (held in May) and the Linden Hills Fall Festival (held in September) each year. They plan to meet February – September in 2024.

The Events Committee is about to begin planning for the Taste of Linden Hills and their first meeting will be February 22nd at 7:30pm. If you’d like to volunteer to help us coordinate the event, or want to come the day-of to help us set up or tear down, we welcome the help! Email or attend the meeting in-person to get more information. 

Get involved

Remember, we’re a welcoming bunch. Anyone can attend any committee meeting or board meeting, any time! We invite you to look at the community calendar for information on upcoming meetings, and to reach out to the executive director of LHiNC at if you have questions.