• May 20, 2024

    Stephen Klimek is named Executive Director of Towerside. Stephen is a strategic organizational leader and city-building professional who advances equitable community & economic development through place-based design and planning, impact-driven projects, and systematic approaches to collective challenges.

  • April 26, 2024

    Towerside adopted an Equity Framework that will serve as the foundation for delivering diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes within the organization, through our work, and as an influencer among our partners and peers.

  • December 16, 2021

    UMN Masters of Urban and Regional Planning students held a community exhibit today to showcase 10 land use planning projects focused on reconsidering the notion of an innovation district.

  • September 30, 2020

    Green 4th Street Enhancements Completed

  • June 30, 2020

    Metropolitan Council awards $100,000 grant for District Stormwater Phase II


Nominees for Board of Directors

May 30, 2022 by towersideadmin

Towerside Innovation District will hold an Annual Meeting in late June. At that time, members will elect 6 individuals to serve a three year term ending in 2025.

Mike Berthelsen (incumbent) board-bio-michael-berthelsen
Metric Giles (incumbent) board-bio-metric-giles
Dick Gilyard (incumbent) board-bio-richard-gilyard
Karen Nelson (incumbent) board-bio-karen-nelson
Rachel Placzek
Karl Reichert (incumbent) board-bio-karl-reichert

Towerside Innovation District is comprised of 14 Contributing Members and 17 Exempt Members. Both types of members participate, but Exempt Members have voting rights, one vote per member organization.