“It’s great to be with folks who are facing similar challenges and want to make our community better.”
SCCA Member: Jim Welna, Welna II Hardware

meetings & events

SCCA July Meeting:

16th Annual Legislative Update 

Wednesday, July 28th
Noon – 1:30 PM

Gandhi Mahal Green Space

3009 27th Ave S

Panel of elected officials:
State Senator Patricia Torres Ray
State Senator Kari Dziedzic
State Representative Mohamud Noor
State Representative Jim Davnie
Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley

Facilitator: Kari Johnson, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Senior Policy Advisor



Join LBA, Seward Civic & Commerce Association and the Lake Street Council as we host very special Legislative Update. This event marks a return to being in person, after being on Zoom last year.​Hear directly from our State Legislators and County Commissioner on policy and advocacy efforts relevant to the business community, specifically Covid-19 relief and rebuilding efforts.

It will also be back at Gandhi Mahal, hosted by Ruhel Islam. The “Community Room” is now the Community Green Space, on the site of his former restaurant.

He and volunteers have added a garden, a wooden stage, a shade structure, fencing, and a food truck. It’s a beautiful site and will be a powerful space to reflect on this past year. Come with your questions and your appetite! Ruhel will have lunch available from a food truck on site.

RSVP for lunch here:


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