About HeightsNEXT


“To build a resilient and sustainable community in Columbia Heights, MN”

What began as a grassroots movement in 2015 has become HeightsNEXT, a non-profit organization focused on building a sustainable community in Columbia Heights, MN. Our mission is centered on fun and educational events that build strong ties between neighbors, businesses, civic organizations, and our diverse cultures.

HeightsNEXT welcomes all walks of life. We are not affiliated with any race, religion, or creed, nor do we support or endorse any office, political campaign, company, lobby, activist group, or association of any kind. We simply aim to build community.

Most importantly, we promote health, equality, justice, and safety for all of our residents.

Our Board

Amáda Márquez Simula,

Carolyn Laine,
Michele Schluender,
Frost Simula,
Systems Administrator
Joe Schluender,
Green Up Chair
Connie Buesgens


HeightsNEXT is committed to creating a strong and vibrant community for the next generation of Columbia Heights residents. This cannot be done without the cooperation of other organizations. We frequently partner with city staff, businesses, churches, schools, food shelves, civic groups, and many other volunteer organizations that are aligned with our cause.

The City of Columbia Heights
Columbia Heights Lions Club
Fridley-Columbia Heights Rotary Club
Southern Anoka County Assistance
Columbia Heights / Fridley Kiwanis Club
Columbia Heights Sister Cities
Anoka County
First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights
Community United Methodist Church
Columbia Heights Athletic Boosters
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
Midwest Animal Rescue & Services

HeightsNEXT Membership

$ 25.00
Personal Info

Donation Total: $25.00