February Hawthorne Huddle

Below you will find the agenda for the February 4, 2021 Hawthorne Huddle. We hope you can attend!

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom.  You must register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link –

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Announcements Procedure: If you’d like to make a brief, 1 minute, announcement at the Hawthorne Huddle about your organization’s upcoming event, please email ann.degroot@minneapolismn.gov by noon on Wednesday February 3.

Materials Sharing

If you have any materials you would like to share, please send them to ann.degroot@minneapolismn.gov for electronic distribution after the Huddle.  You may also put a link to materials in the chat bar.


Friends of the Hawthorne Huddle,

On February 4 we will honor the work and contributions of a very special member of the Hawthorne Huddle Family.  It is a surprise but is a well deserved honor. 

We will also hear a status report and plans about housing in Minneapolis.  

Again, we are happy to welcome Mr. Al McFarlane from McFarlane Media to facilitate the conversation.  Later in the day, he will make it available on his Facebook page.

The Hawthorne Huddle will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Zoom.  We open the Hawthorne Huddle Room at 7 AM for those who would like to sign on early. Please see instructions about registering above.

WELCOME: Diana Hawkins of Hawthorne Neighborhood Council & Ann DeGroot of Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board.

INTRODUCTIONS: Diana will introduce Mr. McFarlane.  Please put your name and affiliation in the chat bar so others can network with you after the meeting.

COVID UPDATE:  Luisa Pessoa-Brandão, MSl,  Manager, Epidemiology, Research, & Evaluation, City of Minneapolis – Health

SAFETY REPORT: Bill Magnuson and other MPD 4th Precinct Representatives

OPIOID REPORT:  Clarence Jones, HUEMan

MAIN PROGRAM TOPIC: Staff from the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County will join us to discuss upcoming plans for affordable housing post-COVID and to answer questions about the current status

HAWTHORNE NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: Diana Hawkins, Hawthorne Neighborhood Council.

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