CIDNA: Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association

The Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) is a neighborhood organization organized exclusively for the specific purpose of promoting cooperation among its members; ensuring its members a voice in civic affairs affecting the community; developing a sense of individual involvement in the community; maintaining and improving the physical, social and cultural environment of the neighborhood; acting as a contact between the neighborhood and other agencies; reviewing, studying and making recommendations regarding issues of concern affecting the neighborhood and area.



CIDNA Board Open Seats
There are currently three open positions on the CIDNA Board.
Do you have an interest in CIDNA? You can make an impact in your neighborhood by joining the board. Contact Monica Smith at for more information.  

Minneapolis 2040
Updated: November 7, 2018
See a list of the amendments that the City Planning Commission approved on October 29, 2018 and have forwarded to the City Council for consideration at their upcoming meetings. Go to for the meeting schedule.

Updated: September 10, 2018. Read CIDNA’s letter to the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) regarding the MPRB’s response to the draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan and its impact on Minneapolis parks.

Updated: August 8, 2018. Read CIDNA's response to the draft version of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Updated: July 5, 2018. The City of Minneapolis has released the draft version of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.  This plan will shape the future of our city and may be the single most important issue to come before the city in a generation.  Proposed initiatives include increasing density, rezoning all single-family lots to allow four-plexes, and increasing building heights across the city, including in CIDNA and in the Shore Land Overlay zones that have served to protect the public parks and lakes for decades.  Public comment is being accepted through July 22, 2018. Read more...

Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap
The City of Minneapolis published a draft of Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap, which is a process to determine policy recommendations for the future of neighborhood programs, funding, oversight and support.

Read CIDNA's response to the Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap.

Read more about Neighborhoods 2020.

Pedestrian Crash Study
The City of Minneapolis commissioned a Pedestrian Crash Study analyzed more than 3,000 pedestrian-motorist crash records over 10 years from 2007-2016.

For more information and to read the complete study, go to the project webpage.

Minneapolis Residential Construction Management Agreement
In 2014, the City of Minneapolis adopted policies that govern construction project for un-occupied 1-2 unit dwelling structures. Contractor are required to sign an agreement that stipulates a variety of work conditions such as hours of operation, noise reduction, neighbor notification, etc. View the Minneapolis Residential Construction Management Agreement and go to the city's website for more information:

Tree Grant Program
CIDNA funds are available to help residents promote healthy trees in the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood.

Program details: Grants are available to CIDNA property owners to help defray the costs of: 

  • Removing dead or diseased trees

  • Removing buckthorn

The grants for all of the above will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, as funds are available.   
Click here to download the program application
and guidelines.  
Questions: Please contact Monica Smith at

Volunteer Opportunities
Get involved in your community! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available.

Do you enjoy beautiful gardens? Volunteer to help maintain the gardens at Park Siding Park by watering and weeding throughout the summer. Visit the Calendar for more information.

Interested in a particular issue? We have a committee that work on a variety of issue important to neighbors. Learn more at the Committees page.

Go to Calendar for all the event details.

CIDNA Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 12
6:00 p.m.
Meeting agenda


CIDNA invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event organized by CIDNA. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format,
please let us know by contacting us at 612-821-0131 or at least five days before our event.

Disclaimer: Although CIDNA attempts to provide correct information on this website, the organization and its volunteers
do not guarantee the accuracy or timeline of information contained herein.