Armatage Affirmations

Armatage Affirmations

Recognize a Neighbor

Give a community-wide shout out to a neighbor!

Did someone on your block help you or another person out? Bring your neighbors together for something fun? Please click the link below to recognize your neighbor for an Armatage Affirmation!

The ANA will share your affirmation in the Armatage eNews (sent 3x a month) and on social media with the hashtag #armatageaffirmations  Don’t get the eNews yet? It takes less than a minute to sign up here.

Thank you for helping us highlight all the great things happening around our community!

Click Here to Submit Your Affirmation

Please have a short description (a sentence or two is great). We’d love a high resolution photo but it’s not required! Questions? Email us at

Armatage Affirmation: Neighborhood Coffee Cart

“I did a neighborhood coffee cart last week and look how many neighbors came out! We love this neighborhood!” – Eli Johnson, ANA Board Member

Armatage Affirmation: James Adams

“Giving a shout out to James, owner of Twin Cities Skaters, enjoying the park on a sunny spring day!” -Kevin, ANA President

Armatage Affirmation: Dean Koopman

“As a single mom with a newborn, I rely heavily on my amazing Armatage neighbors for support. My block, 57th Washburn, is extra special and all are worthy of affirmation. One of these neighbors, Dean Koopman, shoveled my walk post-10″ snow fall, so I could stay inside cuddled with baby. Thank you Dean!!” – Eva (new mama and Green Team member)

Armatage Affirmation: Keenan

“Keenan from Oliver was doing my sidewalk this morning and so helpful as I can’t get help until this evening. This is the stuff that makes a neighborhood feel more like community. Made my day!!” – Kim

Armatage Affirmation: Tina Defries

Thank you for being the 58th & Upton block captain and for always working to bring the neighbors together by planning National Night Out activities. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated! -Stephanie Vigen

Armatage Affirmation: Sarah and Dean Koopman

For the past two years, the neighbors from the 5700 block of Washburn Ave S have been holding an annual Halloween Party. Sarah and Dean Koopman graciously open their home and amazing backyard for the space for this gathering. This shindig typically involves hot cider, chili, a candy hunt, music, treats, and a projected Halloween movie (kid’s choice). Being a part of this gathering encapsulates a sense of community. All are welcome…ghouls, goblins and all. – Sharla McIntosh-Ziegler

Armatage Affirmation: Dill Family

Check out the Dill Family’s fabulous DIY slip ‘n’ slide at Armatage Elem on the corner of 57th & Sheridan! Kudos for creating this fun way to cool off on a hot day. – Kevin Ross