Membership, Responsibilities


  • The Restorative Development Partnership functions as a collaborative, composed of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that commit to the stated Partner expectations to advance the Partnership’s efforts. Formal sub-entities of an organization may be separate members; examples are divisions or departments of a larger organization.
  • Partner organizations designate representatives to contribute, participate, and help advance restorative development through the Partnership. There is no formal limit on the number of representatives a Partner may designate. The organization may change its designees at any time and must notify the PLT accordingly.
  • There are no term limits for Partnership members.
  • Abide by the Partnership’s decisions, agreements, group norms, and similar.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in Partnership convenings.
  • Provide general guidance for projects, initiatives, and other efforts of the Partnership.
  • Provide data, information, and other content as requested by the Partnership and its agents to advance the Partnership’s work.
  • Volunteer to participate on task forces, committees, and similar to advance the Partnership’s work.
  • Actively communicate with own organization about the Partnership’s work, and bring forth the organization’s perspectives to help guide the Partnership’s work.
  • Help build awareness and support among community members and with elected/appointed officials.

Leadership Team

  • The Partnership Leadership Team (PLT) is composed of Partner organizations that commit to all Partner expectations plus the stated leadership and management obligations. 
  • The PLT approves organizations from within the Partnership to serve on the PLT, based on the Partner organization’s application and commitment to fulfilling the required PLT obligations.
  • Organizations selected to serve on the PLT will designate an individual as the organization’s representative, and may also designate an alternate to participate if the primary designee is unable to do so. Organizations may change their designees at any time and must notify the PLT accordingly.

In addition to Partner expectations, below are the obligations for organizations that are members of the Partnership Leadership Team (PLT). These are met individually and collectively, and with the support of other Partners, consultants, and organization staff where applicable.

  • Contribute funds, staff time, and/or significant expertise to advance the Partnership’s restorative development work.
  • Help raise additional funds for the Partnership’s work (prepare grant proposals, advocate for direct funding, etc.).
  • Recruit new members of the Partnership.
  • Lead and manage projects, initiatives, governance content and processes, stakeholder engagement, and similar.
  • In collaboration with community and elected/appointed officials, lead efforts to build awareness and support for restorative development and the Partnership’s efforts.
  • Help organize, convene, lead, and/or facilitate Partnership meetings, events, and activities.
  • Make decisions on behalf of the Partnership.
Leadership Team Members
  • Jeff Ellerd, Wall Companies
  • Karen Galles, Hennepin County
  • Dick Gilyard, Towerside Innovation District 
  • Patrick Hanlon, City of Minneapolis Department of Health
  • Kim Havey, City of Minneapolis Division of Sustainability
  • Dan Kalmon, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (