Brooklyn Park Mayor’s Minutes: Violence Interrupter and Business Incubator
Brooklyn Park Mayor Hollies Winston recapped a new contract with a violence interrupter organization, the upcoming election season, and the new small business center that’s opening this summer in this Brooklyn Park Mayor’s Minutes. He also reminded residents to participate in National Night Out.
New Violence Interrupter Contract with The Village BP
The Brooklyn Park City Council approved a new contract with The Village BP, a violence interrupter organization, at the end of May. The contract is part of a suite of innovative approaches to help the city address crime issues. The Village BP has deep relationships within the community and have a strong, thriving relationship with the Brooklyn Park Police Department.
“They are able to partner with the police, have some events, build a rapport to where they were able to knock down crime about 10 percent overall,” said Winston.
Election Season in Brooklyn Park
Early voting for the West District City Council seat starts Tuesday, May 9 and will wrap up on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
For more information, visit the city’s website at brooklynpark.org/elections.
Business Incubator Opening this Summer
A new small business center is opening this summer. The center will bring accessibility, flexibility, affordability, and inclusion to the entrepreneurial space. Memberships range from $50 to $800 monthly and include access to a mailing address, shared workspace, private office, technical assistance, business plan writing, marketing expertise, networking opportunities, and more.
“There’s going to be rent available from $52 to $800, but what’s wonderful is, while it’s affordable, if you look in the place, [it’s] very classy,” said Winston.
National Night Out is August 1
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.