Uniting neighbors to strengthen our community

Founded in 1975, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization unites neighbors to strengthen our community. We envision Corcoran as a place that fosters leadership, engagement, and a sense of belonging. Corcoran Neighborhood Organization serves the area of south Minneapolis bounded by East Lake Street to the north, East 36th Street to the south, Hiawatha Avenue to the east, and Cedar Avenue to the west. 



CNO is suspending open access to the office until further notice. If you are a neighbor in need or you know a neighbor in need please reach out you can still reach staff by phone (612.724.4757*3) and email (info@corcoranneighborhood.org). Given the rapidly changing guidance regarding social distancing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 all CNO meetings will happen via Zoom until further notice.  We Thank You all for your support and patience during this difficult time! 

CNO Board Meetings

are now virtual if you are interested in joining us via Zoom contact Alicia for the access code information!

We Need Your Help: Neighborhoods 2020

Neighborhood associations like CNO across the city receive some or all of their funding from the City of Minneapolis.

Earlier this year, the City announced changes to the funding as part of their Neighborhoods 2020 program guidelines. Collectively, Southside neighborhoods face a potential loss of 40% of funding in 2021, growing to an 80% cut by 2023. Read more about the demands of the Southside United Neighborhood Group here.

We urge you to submit a public comment on this proposal and reach out to your elected and appointed leaders at the City level. The public comment period ends Sept. 30, 2020.

Ways to submit comments

  • Email: Neighborhoods2020@minneapolismn.gov

  • Phone: 612-673-3737

  • Text messaging and voicemail: Español: 612-404-2978 Hmoob: 612-367-6548 Soomaaliga: 612-367-6729 English: 612-518-8743

  • Mail: Neighborhood and Community Relations 105 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 425 Minneapolis, MN 55401

Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sept. 30.

Next steps:

The final guidelines and public comments will be presented to a City Council committee and then the City Council for a vote.

Read more about Neighborhoods 2020.

Board Elections!!!

Our annual community gathering brings together the people of Corcoran to elect members to the Board of Directors and learn more about the work of CNO in the previous year. 


 Due to COVID-19 our Annual Gathering will take place virtually. Learn more & register!


If you would like to give public comment at the Annual Gathering we ask you to sign up to schedule a slot by emailing us here.  We aim to give each speaker an equal amount of time while retaining time for the election and program.



You must, live, work, or own property in Corcoran Neighborhood to vote.


Voting Time Frames:

Early & Absentee Voting

Now through November 12th, 2020 by 10:00 am 


Annual Gathering Voting

November 12th, 2020

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm


2020 Board Nominees​

Check back often, new nominees will be added as they submit their nomination form.


Early & Absentee Voting​

You can vote now through Thursday, November 12th at 10:00 am.  

Early & Absentee voting will end at that time. 

You can change your vote by completing a new ballot anytime during the Early & Absentee voting time frame. Your most current ballot will be counted on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 to help determine the new Board of Directors for CNO.

Interested in joining the board, download this CNO PDF application
Or you can fill out the form online Here, on google forms.


Office Hours usually 10-4 Monday thru Friday,
Alicia's time in the office may vary for meetings or community events.
Please feel free to schedule a some time for tea/coffee by calling her office number 612.724.7457 * 3 or send her an email at 


Upcoming Events: 

Convo's in the Park @

Corcoran Park 

Every Thursday from

6-7 pm (weather permitting)