Board and Staff
The Creative Enterprise Zone is managed by a working board of directors with hired project coordinators.
Catherine Reid Day, Story Slices, chair
Paul Kramer, Sundance Family Foundation, treasurer
Jack Becker, Forecast Public Art, public realm committee
Betsy Gabler, Alchemy Architects
Julie Ann James, neighborhood resident, communications committee
Lucas Koski, Artspace
Sandy Jacobs, Update Company
Pat Thompson, neighborhood resident, communications
Erin Heelan — As director of the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition in North Minneapolis, Erin led community-chosen initiatives ranging from a district-wide improvement program to a farmers market and pop-up galleries, restaurants, and retail. Most recently she served as program officer for the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Grant Program, focusing on transit-oriented real estate development. She also teaches in the University of Minnesota’s urban studies department.
Dudley Voigt — Dudley brought her extensive theater and education background to North Minneapolis, leading projects such as the FLOW Northside Art Crawl, North High Touring Ensemble, and North Community Theater. She has transformed vacant spaces into venues such as theaters, boutiques, and ballrooms, and continues to collaborate with schools on programs that bring literacy to life through theatre and performance.
Erin and Dudley work together to present events in the Zone, building connections among the creative entrepreneurs.
Either one can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our monthly enewsletter is written and edited by Mindy Keskinen, a neighborhood resident and long-time writer/editor for nonprofits including Transition Town–All St. Anthony Park. Mindy enjoys getting to meet the many great people in the Zone, and seeing everything that's going on behind the scenes.
Contact her at email@example.com.