About NCO

Northfield Citizens Online was born (as the Northfield Free-Net) out of a living room salon in December of 1991. The discussion questions for the evening: What's the likely impact of the Internet on local community? How can it be used to strengthen a geographic community rather than undermining it like other electronic media tend to do?

NCO's mission is to create an electronic commons that strengthens the fabric of community in the greater Northfield area. We support this mission by publishing stories and event listings from any and all members of the community and providing access to existing community resources and online content from local citizens and organizations.

NCO is an all-volunteer organization. Our financial needs are modest, and funded entirely through membership donations and sponsorships from local businesses.

We received funding from the City of Northfield between 1995 and 2002. From 1995-97, we received in-kind support (server space, connection to the Internet) from Keith Lauver at Gearworks (previously known as MicroAssist). From 1998-2004, we received similar services from Bob Courchaine and Steve Hatle at Northfield Internetworking and Rob Brown at badbrain computers. We are very grateful to all for their generous support.

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Click here to read the NCO Bylaws.

Find NCO Annual Reports here.


NCO's Board of Directors:

  • Griff Wigley (President)
  • Tracy Davis (VP/Secretary)

Use our contact form to reach the board members via email.