East Isles Residents Association

East Isles Residents Association (EIRA) is a neighborhood-based organization whose primary goal is to improve neighborhood livability, develop a greater sense of community, and promote the well-being of all of its residents. EIRA encourages resident involvement in order to understand and take action on issues that impact the neighborhood. EIRA develops initiatives that address a wide range of topics that residents believe to be important. Our focus is on increasing neighborhood involvement, preserving the vitality of the neighborhood, and making improvements that make East Isles one of the City of Minneapolis’s most vibrant communities.

East Isles Neighborhood

East Isles is a vibrant urban, historic neighborhood that enjoys the best of the commercial city, and the peaceful escape of tree-lined streets and parks. Over 50 shops and restaurants line the southern and eastern borders in the Uptown area, while the serene Lake of the Isles is the border to the west.

The neighborhood’s name reflects the small islands in the lake and it is one of the most popular recreational destinations in the Twin Cities.

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Board Members

The following volunteers manage the business and affairs of EIRA to help make our community a better place.
Brad Ash

Brad Ash

President

Brad always dreamed of living in this neighborhood when he first visited Minneapolis in 2008 and has now been a resident since 2015 along with his wife and newborn daughter.

Julia Curran

Julia Curran

Mike Erlandson

Mike Erlandson

Vice President

Mike and his wife Dawn have lived in East Isles since returning to Minnesota from DC in 1998. Today they share their home on the lake with John and Lily. Mike's best estimate is he has logged over 10,000 miles running, walking and biking around the Chain of Lakes.

Joe Gibbons

Joe Gibbons

Deborah Gold

Deborah Gold

Secretary

Debbie also oversees the East Isles Farmer's Market

John Grochala

John Grochala

Steve Havig

Steve Havig

Peter Mason

Peter Mason

John Morrow

John Morrow

Amy Sanborn

Amy Sanborn

Treasurer

Ellen Van Iwaarden

Ellen Van Iwaarden

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Note from the President

East Isles Residents Association exists to communicate with, advocate for and bring neighbors together. We are members of this community and volunteer our time to make it the best it can be. If you enjoy:

  • Attending our social events
  • Contributing to community green spaces
  • Participating in zoning and transportation issues
  • Connecting with your city representatives
  • Working at the new Farmer's Market!
  • Or just want to stay connected to what's happening in and around the neighborhood

Come join us an see how you can get involved! We have jobs for all interests and levels of committment.

See you around the lakes!

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2nd Tuesday of every month

Grace Trinity Church
1430 W 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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East Isles Residents Association
2751 Hennepin Ave S, #294
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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