organizational history

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 ​The Greater Phillips community (which today includes Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, and Ventura Village) used to be one neighborhood governed by a single neighborhood organization. After Greater Phillips broke up in 1999, the Phillips West Neighborhood Organization was formed by a small coalition of Phillips West residents, businesses, agencies, and religious institutions in June 2000. PWNO was officially incorporated in 2004 and is the officially recognized Citizen-Participation Neighborhood Organization with the City of Minneapolis. 

Today, PWNO is governed by a community-led Board of Directors and supported by staff. While the organization has undergone significant transformation since its original incorporation, we continue to pursue our core functions of supporting our neighbors and connecting the community. You can read more about our current mission and organizational priorities here.