The League of Women Voters of Edina (LWVE), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League has approximately 100 men and women members and is part of the State League and National League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters of Edina has had an active role in Edina since 1954.

January meetings: Homeless youth in the suburbs

Thursday, January 8 - 9:30 AM
Edina Senior Center
Speaker: Andrea Knoll, Oasis for Youth

Oasis for Youth is a small community based nonprofit organization poised to help the growing population of homeless and precariously housed youth, 16 to 21 years of age, in Bloomington, Richfield and Edina. Andrea Knoll, Vice-President of Oasis for Youth, will share the history of Oasis for Youth, how the center operates and stories of some of the clients Oasis has helped.

Saturday, January 10 - 9:30 AM
Edina City Hall Community Room
Speaker: Ann Mavity, Beacon Interfaith Housing Cooperative

Beacon partners with congregations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area to end homelessness through housing, shelter and public advocacy. Beacon has recently purchased land in Edina for 66 West Apartments, proposed supportive housing for homeless southwest suburban youth. Ann Mavity, Director of New Projects for Beacon, will discuss the 66 West project, its goals and the current work being done on the project.

Links from the October meetings: "Vision Edina" and "Redevelopment in Edina and the City's Comphrehensive Plan 

On October 9, League members participated in a Vision Edina workshop. Future iQ Partners has been contracted by the city to design and facilitate the Vision Edina initiative. Vision Edina is meant to be an ambitious, broad-based and inclusive community visioning process. It will also serve as an important foundation for other strategic efforts, such as the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Capital Improvement Plans. Read more information on Vision Edina. 

On October 11, Steve Elkins, Metropolitan Council Member representing Edina, Bloomington, Richfield and Hopkins, will presented on the 
role of the Metropolitan Council and its impact on the Edina’s Comprehensive Plan. Here are links that may be of interest:

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