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Resources Team

One number may determine how healthy you are and how long you will live. It’s not your weight, cholesterol count, or any of those numbers doctors track in patients. It’s your address. If you live in a community with parks and playgrounds, grocery stores selling nutritious food, access to good jobs and other economic opportunities, clean air, safe streets, good schools, ample health care, social services, and neighbors who look after one another, you are more likely to thrive.
–PolicyLink Executive Summary: Impacting Health Through a Focus on Race and Place

The Resources Team works to connect neighbors with one another and promote the positive assets of the community.

Members: 15-20
Term: One year
Meets: 4th Thursday of every month, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5200 85th Ave N. Dinner is provided
Time Commitment: Two and a half hours per month


  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of community resources
  • Leverage the time, talent, and skills of residents to benefit the overall community
  • Connect organizations and develop partnerships with one another

Past and current projects

  • Delivering welcome bags to new residents in the community
  • City-wide community garage sale in the month of May
  • Photography contest
  • Dog park event in the Fall
  • Creating neighborhood groups to address common issues, safety, and livability

Want to welcome new neighbors?

To volunteer to be a Community Connector, contact Josie Shardlow.

Providing products or services to new residents

Are you a business that wants to provide a free product or service to new residents?

To sign up to donate a product or service, contact Josie Shardlow.

Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday hours

We are closed January 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Phone and email

Josie Shardlow
Email Josie Shardlow

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