In This Issue
St. Anthony  Park Neighborhood News
August 21, 2015
Fall Elections and Open Appointments for the SAPCC Board

This fall, SAPCC will hold elections for our board. With representatives from both north and south St. Anthony Park, as well as appointments for business, non-profit, and student representatives, we seek a full representation from the neighborhood. 

Have you ever thought about becoming more involved in neighborhood advocacy, civic engagement, and community participation? We encourage you to run for the board or apply for an appointment! Our board members make the key decisions for our organization and oversee the work of the Community Council. They envision the future of St. Anthony Park and make great strides in creating it.

We have a few positions open for appointments and elections, but Would you like to hear more about what it's like to serve on the board? Email Suyapa at to ask any questions or indicate your interest in running. 

We welcome all candidates in St. Anthony Park! We seek a broad representation--from north and south SAP. Our elections will kick off at an annual meeting held in late October. Participants can vote at the meeting or cast an electronic ballot for the next week thereafter. Stay tuned, we'll have more information in the next newsletter and online!
SAP Garage Sale

It's that time of year again! St. Anthony Park will host its annual garage sale. 

Sat. Sept. 19

Register your sale by filling out the garage sale form on ou r website: Submit the form with $15 to SAPCC, 890 Cromwell Ave. St. Paul, MN 55114 by September 15th. 

The $15 fee includes listing your address on maps that will be distributed around the neighborhood (places like the Hampden Park Co-op, Tim and Tom's Speedy Market, etc.); ads in the Park Bugle, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, and on Craigslist. 

Questions: Call Rich Nelson at 651-641-1172. 
We need volunteers for the event! Email to volunteer. 
SAPCC and TT-ASAP Announced As Knight Finalists

Both the St. Anthony Park Community Council and Transition Town--All St. Anthony Park were announced as finalists in the Knight Green Line Challenge. Out of 358 applications submitted, only 27 made the finalist round. We're honored to be a part of this passionate group of community activists. 

SAPCC, in partnership with the St. Paul Riverfront Corporation, the Creative Enterprise Zone, Union Park, Desnoyer Park, St. Paul Smart Trips and others, submitted a proposal entitled "Bridging the Gap: Connecting the Green Line to the Greenway and Beyond" to develop a coalition to explore connecting the Midtown Greenway to the Green Line via the Short Line Bridge across the Mississippi River.

Transition Town--All St. Anthony Park submitted a proposal lead by SAPCC board member Michael Russell called "Creating a Heart in the Zone: A Market for Body, Mind and Soul" to strengthen community ties in the Creative Enterprise Zone by developing a pop-up market to facilitate a town square where people can connect. 

As the final round of the grant continues, the Knight Foundation will decide who to award a total of $500,000 dollars to across all projects. We hope to see both projects get final funding, but can safely say that all of the final projects will do great things for our city. Check out more about the finalists here.
St. Paul Officially Declares Indigenous Peoples Day


SAPCC staff were honored to attend the City Council ceremony to pass a resolution changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in St. Paul. In a unanimous vote by the St. Paul City Council, a resolution to honor indigenous peoples every fall passed. This move, echoed by other cities across the country, including Minneapolis, marks  recognition for native cultures in the United States. Speeches by local activist accompanied the vote and a reception followed.  


Neighborhoods Now! Training Opportunity

Neighborhoods Now!, an innovative community educational series through the University of Minnesota has released their upcoming neighborhood organizing courses. Each of these courses is designed to:

1. Organize to win issues for people and places.
2. Build power to change systems for racial equity and economic justice.
3. Build organizations whose leadership is reflective of the community.
4. Build diverse and effective cross cultural collaborations.

The program, through the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the U of M help anyone interested in neighborhood issues (whether formally connected to an organization or not) develop the skills they need to successfully advocate on neighborhood issues. 

The 2015-2016 program calendar hosts several week courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:30pm. The upcoming courses they will offer include:
Neighborhood Systems Change -- Sept. 15-Nov. 3
Building Representative Neighborhood Organizations -- Jan. 12-Feb. 23
Cross Cultural Collaboration -- Mar. 20-May 10

To learn more about the series, visit . To register, visit: .

California Wine-Grape Growers
Meet Our Growers

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) has offered up stewardship grants for groups or individuals in our area to apply for rain gardens, community clean ups, and other water-themed projects.

If you have an idea to help promote clean water and habitat in our community, you may be eligible for funding through the Stewardship Grand Program. Three types of funds are available: Mini-Grants (up to $3,000), Planning Grants (up to $10,000), and Action Grants (up to $50,000). 

They will host a free info session on Thursday Sept. 10 from 12:00pm-1:00pm at MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center 2522 Marshall Street NE Minneapolis 55418. 

Find out more information here .

Job Opportunities  


Employment Navigator
Elpis Enterprises

Client Services Accountant


Safety Officer
HHH Job Corps

Food Service Worker
Luther Seminary

Field Canvasser
NARAL Pro-Choice

Energy Adviser
Neighborhood Energy Connection

Political Organizer
TakeAction MN

Yoga Studio in SAP

Have you checked out St. Anthony Park's own yoga studio? Bright Heart yoga moved into the neighborhood this summer and happily welcomes new students!

They currently offer a first class free if you bring a friend. Check out their website at

We're happy to welcome them to our neighborhood! The studio will offer your first class free if you bring a friend who hasn't been before either.

Get Involved

Visit or join a Community Council committee! All are open to the community and new members. 
Land Use--First Thursday of the month 7-9pm 
Board of Directors--Second Thursday of the month 7-9pm 
Energy Resilience Group--Third Thursday 7-9pm (email for location)
Transportation--First Monday of Every Month 6:30-8pm 

Environment--Fourth Wednesday of Every Month, 7-9pm

All committee meetings of the Community Council are an easy way for you to keep informed, get to know your neighbors and shape your neighborhood for the better. Committee meetings are held at the South St. Anthony Rec Center (890 Cromwell) unless otherwise noted. Community members are encouraged to join any committee- you become a member after attending only three meetings.


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 three committees: Land Use, Transportation 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. Current Board members from North: Gary Carlson, Seth Levin, John Seppanen, Michael Russelle, Wanjiru Mugo, Mimi Jennings. From South:  Matt Hass, JoAnne Makela, Kathryn Murray. The business members are Ray Brian, Linda Hodge. Student Delegate: Alex Susko. Board Repair: Amanda Yang. 


Newsletter written by Cailin Rogers. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email