CNO Board of Directors

Corcoran Neighborhood Board

CNO Board of Directors



Chole Jackson, Board Chair


, Vice Chair


Ellie Watkins, Secretary


Matt Kazinka, Treasurer

Matt Kazinka Matt has lived in the Corcoran neighborhood since 2012 with various housemates, cats, and chickens. He loves many things about the neighborhood - the organizations and institutions, the accessibility to transit and bike routes, and the wonderful and interesting neighbors. He currently works for the Lake Street Council, supporting small businesses in the Lake Street community to implement more sustainable business practices. He has served on the Board since 2015 and has been learning how to be a treasurer since late 2018.

Mike Novak, Midtown Farmers Market Chair

Mike Novak eating a banana Mike has served as Co-Chair of the Midtown Farmers Market Advisory Committee since 2014 and has served on the Corcoran Board since 2015. He’s passionate about connecting to his community and wants to make it better for his wife, two sons and all his neighbors. He’s an Art Director by trade, and works downtown in that shorter white building. In the summer he’ll be camping all over the midwest in his old beat up camper, or you may find him digging in his garden with dirty hands and a local brew. In the winters you might see him tearing up a stage on drums in local’s Holler House or on any medium-sized slope on a sled.





Simon Riordan, Land Use & Housing Co-Chair 

John Fleming, Land Use & Housing Co-Chair 

Kevin Kirsch, At Large

  Kevin has been an active member in land use, housing, the newspaper, and economic development since 2014, but this is his first time on the board. Woo hoo! Right now, he is especially passionate about the renters in the neighborhood. Outside of the board, Kevin takes guitar lessons at Blue Tree, and Spanish at Roosevelt. He is on the MN ICE swim team and thinks winter should keep to it's recommended three month calendar length. 

Darcus Mitchell, At Large 



Sarah L. Morrison, At Large


Carolyn Washington, At Large










The CNO Board is currently looking for a board members and we have a three At Large positions available. 

Interested in joining the CNO Board of Directors? Learn more here.

See more about the board meetings agendas and minutes as well as CNO Financials and 990 filings.