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St. Anthony  Park Neighborhood News
June 2017 
Staff Update

St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) is pleased to welcome two new staff members on its team joining Executive Director Suyapa Miranda. To find out more background information please check out our website.

Sarah Goodspeed joins SAPCC as interim Operations and Outreach Coordinator, bringing years of experience connecting diverse communities with public decision making processes and resources. She has served a number of nonprofit and government roles and leadership with local organizations advocating for socially and environmentally sustainable policies. Sarah is deeply committed to building strong and equitable neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. Sarah's commitment to driving change through community leadership and knowledge in sustainability, food justice, and community development will be valuable to our exciting programs at SAPCC.

Arleigh Truesdale serves SAPCC this summer as a Community Engagement Intern. She is a rising junior pursuing Environmental Studies and Sociology/Anthropology at St. Olaf College. Having previously interned with Environment Minnesota, she aims to pursue issues of sustainable justice within the community. Having grown up in a Chicago neighborhood famous for its diversity, but failing in its ability to facilitate community collaboration, she is eager to engage Saint Anthony Park community members in district planning.

Engagement at St. Anthony Park Art Festival, Avalon Job Fair and more!

St. Anthony Park Community Council was excited to participate once again at the St. Anthony Park Art Festival on June 3. This year we added special community engagement opportunities around our 10-year planning and transportation at the SAPCC table. We had beautiful weather this year and heard great ideas from our neighbors on what they'd like to see in St. Anthony Park. 

Thank you to volunteers who spoke with community members throughout the day and sought feedback from neighbors on how they envision the future of St. Anthony Park as we begin our 10-year comprehensive planning outreach.  We also gathered more exciting ideas from students in our community at the following week's Job Fair at Avalon Charter School. 

Look for volunteers from SAPCC throughout the community at Fourth in the Park and other upcoming events to give your input to help shape our neighborhood! St. Anthony Park Community Council is continuing its community engagement process to build a strong plan that supports all in our community. 

Do you have ideas to include in the 10 year plan? Do you want to comment on what makes our neighborhood great or things to improve? There  will  be many opportunities to share throughout this process, contact Sarah for more information at

Volunteers needed for Citywide Drop-off Event June 24

The City of St. Paul is looking for volunteers for its June 24 Drop-off Event at Washington Technology High School (1495 Rice St.). Half and whole days shifts are needed from 8 am-1 pm to help direct traffic, unload materials, and assist with senior pick-ups. Volunteers will receive a voucher for a free disposal of one load of waste! Learn more and sign up here.


It's Construction Season!

Saint Anthony Park Elementary School is undergoing remodeling to be completed by the fall 2018 school year. Families will be notified of classroom assignments for the following school year. The school playground will be closed, but families can access the adjacent Rec Center in Langford Park. Traffic access will be limited at times, coordinated with Como Ave. roadwork to minimize impacts to the neighborhood. For any questions or concerns contact SPPS Facilities

Joy of the People will begin construction of the turf field at South Saint Anthony Park between June 26-July 7. Stay tuned for updates from JOTP, and visit their website to view plans

The Pelham Bikeway project, part of the Saint Paul Grand Rounds, is finishing review and will soon begin accepting bids for fall construction. View more information online.

Plan for road construction this summer by the City of St. Paul and Ramsey County. Como Avenue will be closed from Raymond to Knapp Streets, remaining open to Commonwealth Ave for the Fourth of July parade. Information from the City of St. Paul are available at their road construction website. Snelling Avenue will be under construction north of Como Avenue, more information available at MnDOT website.

Upcoming Community Events

Shakespeare in the Park youth theater will perform Much Ado About Nothing this year on Thursday June 22 at 7:00 pm, June 23 at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm, and Scenes and Speeches on June 30 at 7:00 pm. Click for more info .

The Saint Anthony Park Garden Club is hosting its Garden Tour on Saturday, June 24 from 10 am-4 pm. The 12-stop tour led by Master Gardeners will feature award-winning pollinator gardens, sustainable and edible gardens, a human-sized chessboard. Proceeds benefit a U of M Horticulture scholarship and neighborhood projects by the Garden Club. For more information and tickets, visit their website here.

Join us at the 70th Annual Fourth in the Park on Tuesday July 4! Kick things off with an early morning distance race. Enjoy the colorful parade on Como Avenue and stake out a patch of grass to enjoy an afternoon of music, games, volleyball & horseshoe tournaments at Langford Park. There is something for everyone at the 4th in the Park! Volunteers are still needed to help make this a successful event! Find a schedule of events and volunteer information at their website

Hampden Park Co-op will show the next movie in Hampden Park on Saturday July 15, featuring the Disney movie Queen of Katwe.  Click for more info .

National Night Out is Tuesday August 1! Register your block party with the City of St. Paul through their form available  online here .
Job Opportunities

Minnesota GreenCorps
AmeriCorps Member due June 23.

Lyndale Neighborhood Association

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Northside Funders Group

Bell Museum of Natural History

University of Minnesota Alumni Association

St. Paul Office of Senator Al Franken
The Staff Assistant/Constituent Service Representative staffs the front desk, shaping the first impression of the office for constituents and influences the overall tone of the office. This position will also handle casework and be a part of the Constituent Service team in St. Paul. Qualified candidates will have a proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment with overlapping short-term and long-term deadlines; superior attention to detail; exceptional writing and analytic skills; the ability to keep confidences and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. A bachelor's degree and 1-2 years professional experience working for an elected official or in direct service is preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and references by C.O.B. on Monday, June 26th, 2017 to

City of St. Paul

Get Involved
Visit or join a Community Council committee! All are open to the community and new members. For more information, upcoming agendas, or minutes, visit our website.

Land Use--First Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Transportation--First Monday of the month 6:30-8pm
  * July meeting moved to July 10th
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)
Environment--Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Equity-- First Friday of the month, 8-9:30am
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

About Us
The St. Anthony Park Community Council is a non-profit citizen's organization of residents working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life, residential character, economic vitality, and physical development of St. Anthony Park. The Board meets monthly as do our four committees: Land Use, Transportation, Equity, and Environment. Any resident may join the committees. The Board is elected with five delegates and two alternates each from North St. Anthony, South St. Anthony, and Business.
Newsletter written by Sarah Goodspeed. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email