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Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

Our mission is to advance racial, economic and environmental justice in the way growth and development occurs in the Twin Cities region.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 10/26/2011
2525 E Franklin Ave Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55406
EIN 41-1977419
Principal Staff Russ Adams, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 6.6
Number of Volunteers N/A
Number of Clients Served N/A
General Information
Board Chair Larry Hiscock
Number of Board Members 9
Board meetings with quorum 5
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.2
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
-The Alliance is a member of the Stops For Us coalition, which advocated to add three missing stops along the Central Corridor LRT to serve transit-dependent communities along east University Avenue. After years of organizing, the Stops coalition had a major victory when all three stops were added to the line in 2010. -The Alliance is on the steering committee for HIRE Minnesota, a campaign working to ensure that public investments in help lift people out of poverty and reduce racial disparities. In 2010, HIRE Minnesota trained 100 unemployed construction students about how to dismantle structural racism through civic engagement and media relations. We also worked with MnDOT, which has not met its goals for hiring women and people of color for 18 years, to lead a collaborative group of MnDOT staff, contractors and community members that negotiated an agreement on improvements to the agency’s hiring practices. -The Harrison Neighborhood Association has been committed to the redevelopment of Bassett Creek Valley for more than 10 years, to bring new housing, commercial development and jobs to the neighborhood. However, those plans are being threatened by an alternate plan for a commuter rail storage and maintenance facility. In April, HNA and our coalition were able to convince the city to stop the sale of the site and instead study joint development strategies. - Our monthly Organizer Roundtables bring community organizers together in a facilitated dialogue to encourage peer learning. In 2010, 382 organizers attended roundtables.
Current Goals
1) Influence revision and application of federal environmental justice laws. 2) Help partners navigate complex public policy processes. 3) Advocate for equitable public policies in decision-making. 4) Highlight the thread that connects local, regional and national policies. 5) Transform our region’s community engagement process in public decision-making. 6) Elevate the Twin Cities’ regional equity work on a national scale.
Community or Constituency Served
Low-income communities, communities of color, and organizations that work on environmental, energy, land-use, affordable housing, and transit issues.
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities region
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $307,745 75.3%
Management: $57,190 14%
Fundraising: $43,664 10.7%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2010 2009 2008
End of Year: $111,886 $95,670 $106,782
Beginning of Year $95,670 $106,782 $119,108
Difference $16,216 ($11,112) ($12,326)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $111,886
Based on information provided on 2008 to 2010
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