Committees and Initiatives

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Our Executive Committee consists of all of the SECIA officers and at-large members and meets on the first Tuesday of every month to manage SECIA and plan monthly board meetings.



The Environment Committee has a long history of leading edge community projects such as the air pollution prevention project, Move In Move Out (our neighborhood recycling project), Solar pilot project, rain barrel building, rain gardens, community gardens, TCE advocacy and urban forestry. The committee usually meets the 4th Tuesday of every month, but the schedule sometimes changes. The SECIA calendar has the most updated information.

Co-Chair: Kathy Knudson, [email protected] and Peggy Booth

Community Project Night:  Community Building events, Livability projects, and YOUR ideas for the neighborhood! 

Connect with your neighbors, share ideas for neighborhood initiatives and collaborate on projects in progress, including Good Neighbor Fund projects, neighborhood clean-ups, community gatherings, discussion forums, and more. SECIA’s neighborhood projects seek to build a more inclusive community and nurture mutually beneficial relationships among the members of the Southeast Como Neighborhood.

All are welcome to join Community Project Night meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Meetings are currently hybrid / virtual and meeting links/location can be found on the SECIA calendar. Questions, or want to get involved? Contact [email protected]


Our Safety Committee meets on an ad-hoc basis, but our residents can participate in a monthly meeting through the Second Precinct Advisory Council (2PAC)

Second Precinct Advisory Council

Contact: Emilie Quast, [email protected]

SECIA’s Como Cares Team initiative is seeking new volunteer leadership as it continues to reimagine community safety by supporting our neighbors in need and creating a safer and more connected neighborhood.  To learn more, check out our Como Cares Page, or please email [email protected] if you want to learn more, or get involved at any level.

Land Use & Development

Our Land Use & Development Committee meets monthly at 7:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Chair: Pat Eliason, [email protected] 

University District Alliance

The SE Como Improvement Association is a member of the University District Alliance, an alliance of the four neighborhoods adjacent to the UofM’s Minneapolis campus, the University itself, and the City of Minneapolis (as authorized by the Legislature), as well as several other community institutions and organizations.  Como’s representatives to the UDA board are

  • Katie Fournier
  • Jessica Focht-Perlberg