July 2, 2015 - News from Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire

Ramsey County District 2 News

Serving the communities of Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View (Precinct 4),
New Brighton, Roseville and the Ramsey County portion of St. Anthony.

JULY 2, 2015


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock

Sandi Thompson
Administrative Assistant 

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The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on a number of volunteer boards and committees. 

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Recent Events

Here are some of the events that Commissioner McGuire has attended recently.

  • Northeast Youth and Family Services Leadership Lunch
  • Ramsey County Care Center Volunteer Luncheon
  • RCLLG: Project Resource Recovery & Public Health Meetings
  • 38th Annual New Brighton Town Hall/Open House
  • FOR Parks Luncheon
  • AMC District X Meeting
  • North Suburban Gavel Club Awards Dinner
  • Great River Gathering
  • Friends of the Ramsey County Library Book-it Fun Walk
  • Transportation Alliance Fly-in
  • Speaker at Roseville Business Council June Meeting
  • Taste of Rosefest
  • Ramsey County Library Board Strategic Planning Retreat
  • I35W North Coalition Meeting
  • Rose Parade
  • Ramsey County My Brother's Keeper Community Meeting
  • Marnita's Table: Public Safety & Justice
  • Silos to Circles Design Team Meeting
  • North Suburban Family Collaborative Meeting



american flags

Happy 4th of July!!

active living ramsey communities

Join us for the next
Active Living Ramsey Communities
Quarterly Meeting

Monday, July 27, 2015
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Roseville City Hall
Willow Room
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN 55113

The next quarterly Active Living meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 27 at Roseville City Hall. In July, our contractor, Alta Planning and Design, will have an initial draft ready for us to review and provide feedback. Your participation will be important at this meeting. Hopefully, you will feel it is worthwhile to have your community's needs and perspectives reflected in the plan. Please invite other leaders, practitioners and residents who might be interested.

Attention Bikers and Walkers!

Active Living Ramsey Communities, an initiative of Ramsey County, is bringing people together to build a vibrant walkable and bike-friendly community. We will be working together over the next year to create our first-ever county-wide Pedestrian and Bicycle System Plan.

Learn more at http://www.ramseycountypedbike.org/.

speed limit

Did you know?

Regulatory speed limits on our local roads can only be changed after MnDOT authorizes it.   

The local road authority (city, county, or township) can pass a resolution requesting an investigation by Mn/DOT. Based upon the results, Mn/DOT may then authorize the local road authority to post new speed limits.

Want to learn more? Visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/speed/index.html

mental health awareness tip card

Mental Health Awareness

Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. have a form of mental illness, and 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18. Ramsey County Community Human Services provides a range of programs to help county residents address mental health concerns: Adult Mental Health Services | Children’s Mental Health Services.

The stigma surrounding mental health is often a barrier to seeking help. Community Human Services and Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health recommend the Make It OK Campaign as a resource for the community to talk openly about mental illness.

For more information on the Make It OK Campaign


Calling all knitters!

Yarnbombing is growing in popularity around the world and this is your chance to become part of the guerrilla kindness revolution happening right here in the Twin Cities metro!

Knitteapolis is asking you [knitters, crocheters, & beginners] to donate your pieces [all colors of yarn are welcome] to be part of the largest yarnbomb in Minnesota during the 2015-2016

OVALumination event. If you would like to contribute a granny square, great! If you’d like to crochet a giant smiley face, that’s awesome! Knit an entire blanket, we will take it all! Share your progress photos as you knit or crochet your piece wth the hashtag #KnitTheOVAL so everyone can see your work. Due date for all contributions is November 2nd, but the sooner the better.

If you have questions regarding the yarnbomb feel free to contact Knitteapolis, knitteapolis@gmail.com or the Roseville Visitors Association, info@visitroseville.com or 651.633.3002.

Send/drop off [M-F 9am-4pm] donations by 11/2/15:
Roseville Visitors Association
1700 W Hwy 36, Suite 405
Roseville, MN 55113

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Citizen Advisors Wanted!

The MWMO is looking for members of the community to serve on the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). This group serves at the request of the MWMO's Board of Commissioners and assists the MWMO in the annual budget process, reviewing Stewardship Fund grant proposals, and watershed planning. Open seats include: Saint Paul, Lauderdale, Southwest Minneapolis, Columbia Heights and Hilltop. Find out more by clicking here!

District 2 in the News

Former Ramsey County Commissioner Don Salverda given lifetime achievement award

New Brighton cracks down on sprinkling

Roseville will growl on Sundays

Renovations complete at New Brighton Community Center

Northeast Bank branches out

Columbia Heights bank relocating to New Brighton

Quiet zone agreements signed in Shoreview, expected in Little Canada

Comcast staying put, CenturyLink coming in - Bulletin edition

Closing the lid on organized trash collection

Lauderdale to switch to single-sort recycling

Mounds View mulls ways to unite law enforcement, community

Upcoming Events Around District 2

July 4 - Roseville Party in the Park

July 9 - Winter Recreation Summit Follow-up Meeting, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Training Room, Ramsey County Parks and Recreation, 2015 North Van Dyke Street, Maplewood

July 15 to 19 - Ramsey County Fair

July 22 - Roseville Business Council Meeting

July 30 to August 2 - Canadian Days

August 1 & 2 - Saint Anthony VillageFest

August 2 to 10 - New Brighton Stockyard Days

August 15 - Lauderdale Day in the Park, 12:00 -3:00 p.m., Lauderdale Community Park

August 22 - Mounds View Festival in the Park

Mary Jo with Irish Ambassador
Commissioner McGuire, Mayor Chris Coleman, Senator Sandy Pappas and former Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson with Irish Ambassador Anne Johnson.