Any person of legal age, who is a resident property owner, tenant, or non-resident property owner in the Beltrami Neighborhood is eligible for the Board of Directors.

Members are elected to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting, in September of each year. If a vacancy exists, the Board of Directors shall fill the position by majority vote of the Board of Directors after the candidate has expressed interest in the vacancies.


Current Board of Directors

James Granse, Co-Chair

Troy Behnke, Co-Chair

Sarah Reedstrom, Treasurer

Jessica Johnson, Secretary

Emily Usoro

Elli Bell

Sarah Tempelmeyer

Leidy Rosario



Executive Director: Mike Ferrin

Communications & Outreach Director: Jon Hollister


Board of Directors FAQ

What is the Board of Directors?

Because the BNC is a 501c3 nonprofit, we have a Board of Directors who help make decisions for the Neighborhood Council at monthly meetings. The BNC has 9 seats which can be filled by any resident of the neighborhood, anyone who works in the neighborhood, or is a landlord who owns property in but does not live in the neighborhood (limited to one seat).

What is the time commitment for a BNC Director?

Members are required to attend Board Meetings that are held on the first Monday of every Month. Directors are also encouraged to join a committee and check email at least weekly to stay updated on Board events and projects. On average you will attend two meetings per month and three to four events per year. On average the hourly commitment per month is approximately 3-4 hours.

What topics does the BNC discuss and vote on?

The Board covers a wide variety of topics at meetings. These range from projects and issues in housing, events, fundraising, inter-neighborhood coalitions, community safety, neighborhood engagement, and community services.

I still don’t know if I want to join the Board. How can I learn more?

Attending one of our committee meetings or events is a great way to learn more about what we do in a more casual setting. If you cannot make one of the meetings but want to ask specific questions about the Board, please contact our Executive Director, Mike Ferrin. He’s happy to answer questions via email, phone, or in person. Email him at or call 612-229-8480.