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St. Anthony 
Park Neighborhood News
October 2017 
  2017 SAPCC Board Elections

Vote for your neighbors to represent
you on the St. Anthony Park Community Council!

Voting will be held  online and in-person at neighborhood locations from October 23-November 6.
Look for in-person voting on the following days and talk to current SAPCC Board Members:
  • St. Anthony Park Library: Saturday, October 28
  • Wilder Mobile Market at Seal Tower: Wednesday, November 1
  • Hampden Park Co-op: Saturday, November 4
  • Additional dates will be posted on our website!
2017 SAPCC Board of Directors Candidates
 Read more and vote online!

Board members direct the work of the St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) and weigh in on important community issues at monthly meetings over a 2-year term.  Board members provide leadership to our four standing committees with other community members and help connect residents with District and City projects.

Do you want to have an impact on your community? You can still be involved in many ways!  All Board and Committee meetings are open to the public to join the conversation. You can share ideas on specific projects, volunteer at community events, or join one of our four standing committees to get involved in issues you care about: 
  • Equity
  • Environment
  • Land Use
  • Transportation
Encourage your neighbors to vote and be involved in our community! Learn more about our current SAPCC Board of Directors and projects on our  website.

Questions? Contact Suyapa at  or call 651-649-5992.

Public Notice: November 9 Vote on Changes to Bylaws

SAPCC works diligently to fulfill our mission and govern in accordance with our bylaws. The Board of Directors will vote on updates to our bylaws at the  November Board Meeting on November 9 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Jennings Community Learning Center. New Board Members will elected by residents will also be approved at this meeting. All Board Meetings are open to the public to participate. Please send any questions or thoughts to
Out and About St. Anthony Park

Our intern Emilee speaking with Avalon students.
Avalon Job Fair
On September 26 St. Anthony Park Community Council returned to join Avalon Charter School at their student Job Fair. SAPCC hosts student interns to learn leadership and career skills, in addition to college internships, Board appointments, and other service opportunities. We heard ideas from students on things they would like in the neighborhood, such as a safe crosswalk on Raymond, planting more trees in South St. Anthony Park, and a community center with open activities and safe space for youth to hang out. 
Staff member Sarah at PPA.

Prospect Park Neighborhood Fest
Staff from SAPCC attended the Prospect Park Annual Neighbor-fest on September 25 to connect with our Minneapolis neighbors on border-crossing initiatives on which we collaborate with the Prospect Park Association. Thank you to our hosts at  PPA for your partnership! 

1st Annual Wildflower Festival at JOTP
Joy of the People hosted the Wildflower Project at South St. Anthony Park for the first annual Wildflower Festival on September 30. Games and raffles were part of this fundraiser to raise money for St. Paul's premiere public permaculture garden. Learn more at

Learn more about internships, community projects, and other ways to get involved at
10-year Planning Community Forums

The St. Anthony Park Community Council is undergoing its 10-year planning process. We heard from hundreds of community members through online surveying, canvassing throughout the neighborhood, and small group conversations on what you want in St. Anthony Park. This feedback is guiding the drafting of our 10-year plan, which will be shared at public feedback sessions in November at locations in North and South St. Anthony Park. 

Community meeting dates:
  • St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) - Saturday, November 11, 12-2 pm
  • Luther Seminary - Wednesday, November 15, 6-8 pm
These will be fun community events to connect with your neighbors and envision the future of St. Anthony Park! We will share the goals our committees have drafted, priorities we heard from community surveying, and have activities to gather more feedback as we continue to define our community for the next 10 years. 

There will be documents available online for additional review and feedback. Volunteers are also reaching out to businesses to hear more perspectives about how we can build a strong and sustainable community for all. Be sure to connect with SAPCC to participate in any of these initiatives. Our 10-year plan will be sent to the City of St. Paul to be incorporated into the city's comprehensive plan, which will elevate your voices to citywide planning. 

Look for additional ways to stay involved, and send  any other thoughts, concerns, or questions to .

Grand Rounds bikeway construction

Construction is underway on the Pelham Bikeway project, which will connect St. Anthony Park to the St. Paul Grand Rounds. The route will connect the Raymond Avenue bike lane from University Avenue to Pelham Boulevard crossing over highway 94 to join East Mississippi River Boulevard. Look for more information about parking and the redesign of Pelham and Myrtle Avenues on the City's project website.

Local Business and Development
  • Representatives from national developer Dominium will join our next Land Use Committee meeting on November 2 to share designs and answer questions about their upcoming project at the Weyerhaeuser site, located at Franklin and Emerald Street. Join us on Thursday, November 2 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Jennings Community School (2455 University Ave) to learn about plans and share your feedback on their senior and workforce housing and a future park. Dominium is also breaking ground on the Union Flats project at 787 Hampden Avenue on October 25. 
  • SAPCC visited the workshop of Elpis Enterprises, a nonprofit that provides job training for youth in creative social enterprise located at Vandalia Tower. We learned from woodworking manager Shadaria and director Paul about their woodshop and screen printing programs. Youth also lead workshops for schools and other groups to build birdhouses, print T-shirts, and other hands-on activities. You can schedule a workshop or see their online store at
  • The Finnish Bistro is offering a generous 40% discount to active police officers, military members, firefighters, and veterans through the month of October in honor of Gary Wilson, retired Minneapolis police office and loving father of Finnish Bistro owner Sandra Weise. "We want to honor Gary's life and memory and say thank you to all our customers that are hard working servicemen and women - just like Gary was."The Finnish Bistro is located at 2264 Como Avenue. 
  • Local wellness coach and owner of of Kuk Sool Won family martial arts school Nicki Jones offers healthy living workshops that are open to walk ins. She is hosting fall workshops on "How to Eat" and "How to Change" for participants to gain skills for better eating, health, and making lasting lifestyle change, held at the Kuk Sol Won martial arts studio at 800 Transfer Road.

St. Paul Municipal Elections

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7 for St. Paul Municipal elections. Find information about candidates, sample ballots, and polling information from Ramsey County Elections. Early voting also runs from  October 31-November 6 (in-person absentee voting is currently available at the County Government Office).

Ranked Choice Voting is used in Municipal Elections. This process replaces primary elections and allows voters to rank up to three candidates. As on any ballot, voters are not required to select candidates for all races or rank candidates for all choices.  Learn about ranked choice voting online.

Have you moved or changed your name in the last year? You will need to update your voter registration. You can register online and save time at the polls, or register on Election Day. Voters in residential facilities can be vouched for by staff, and students in college housing can use their student ID as proof of residency.

November 16 is Give to the Max Day!

The St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) relies on neighbors like you to support our work by donating your time and financial resources to our community. Give to the Max Day is an organized giving event that raises millions of dollars for Minnesota organizations. Plan your giving to SAPCC at our  GiveMN page  for  Give to the Max Day  on  Thursday, November 16

For over 40 years, the St. Anthony Park Community Council has worked tirelessly to support our community. SAPCC brings residents and organizations together on vital neighborhood interests that enhance the quality of life, strengthen the character and vitality of the community, and ensure that everyone has a voice in the projects that directly affect our neighborhood.

Through the work of staff and dedicated community members, SAPCC makes strides in protecting the natural environment and advancing sustainability; in creating transportation options for all transportation modes; in advancing land development that meshes with the character of the neighborhood and advances our community; and in engaging all members of our neighborhood on issues that matter to them.

Learn more about our projects and donating to SAPCC at our website

Upcoming Community Events

  • An open Community Art Project will be held from October 19-October 26 at the St. Anthony Park Community Library. Come together to help create a community mosaic of 100 flowers commemorating the library's 100 years in St. Anthony Park. Visit SPPL for more info on work sessions.
  • The MN Pollution Control Agency is hosting a free training for Air Permit Commenting on October 23-24 at the MPCA St. Paul office, or October 26-27 at the Minneapolis Urban League. There will also be a public forum on October 25 from 6-8:30 pm at the MN Humanities Center for a shorter learning overview. 
  • The Gibbs Farm Halloween celebration will be Saturday, October 28 from 10am-4pm. Family-friendly fun, costume contests, crafts, games, and treats included with admission. More info.
  • St. Anthony Park Foundation Annual Meeting and Mayoral Candidate Forum is planned for Thursday November 2 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm at Murray Middle School. More info
  • The 2017 SAPCC Board Elections will be held online and in-person from Monday, October 23-Monday, November 6 at various community locations.
  • Municipal Elections - Tuesday, November 7. Polling places are open from 7:00 am-8:00 pm. Learn more about elections online, to find your polling place, find where to vote early, become and election judge, or learn about ranked choice voting.
  • The City of St. Paul will hold a public meeting about the Como Avenue Paving Project on November 8 at the St. Anthony Park Library. 
  • The Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) is hosting a community event for local makers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, change agents and community members to connect over food and drinks on November 8 from 5pm-7pm at University Enterprise Laboratories. More info online.
  • New Board Directors will be confirmed at the SAPCC Board meeting on November 9 from 7:00-9:00pm at Jennings Community Learning Center (2455 University Ave). Changes to the SAPCC Bylaws will be discussed and voted on at this meeting. Community members are welcome to attend to provide comment. 
  • Join the MN Food Charter's Metro Food Access Network at its Community Meal November 29 from 5-8pm at the Wilder Foundation to engage in critical conversations focused on real solutions and achievable actions for food access. 

Job Opportunities

Propel Nonprofits
Nexus Community Partners

District 2 Community Council

Elliot Park Neighborhood Association

Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

Take Action Minnesota

The Family Partnership

Sierra Club

Minnesota Nurses Association

Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

Ramsey County
Public Works Director

University of Minnesota

City of St. Paul

State of Minnesota

St. Anthony Park is proudly home to many great businesses and nonprofits. Send job tips to

News, tips, or other feedback to share?

SAPCC is here to serve our community! Please send us a note if you have news to share, jobs to include in our newsletter, feedback on our programs, and other ideas to support all in our community. 
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
(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