Update from Commissioner McGuire - May 20, 2016

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.

May 20, 2016


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 or her staff have attended recently.

  • Ramsey County League of Local Government Board Meeting
  • Community Open House in New Brighton
  • CAPRW Meeting
  • North Suburban Gavel Association Volunteer Awards Dinner
  • Transportation Advisory Board
  • Ramsey County Library Board
  • AMC Board of Directors Meeting
  • Twin Cities North Pancakes & Policy Panel Participant
  • Ramsey County League of Local Government Women in Leadership Event
  • Ramsey County Employee & Retiree Recognition Program
  • Landmark Center Annual Luncheon
  • BushConnect
  • St. Paul Children's Collaborative Board meeting
  • Suburban Ramsey County School Safety Patrol Event
  • Tour of Roseville Armory
  • Ramsey County Friends of the Library Luncheon

Community Newsletters


Little Canada

Mounds View

New Brighton


Saint Anthony


Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries Book It 5K Walk/Run!

Calling all runners, walkers, strollers, volunteers, and library lovers!  The Friends will sponsor the seventh annual Book It! 5K Walk/Run at 9:00am on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Roseville Library. Join friends, family and neighbors for this healthy fundraising event that supports the Summer Reading Program for children and teens.

WHO: Everyone! All ages welcome. Stroller friendly! (No pets please.) 

WHERE: Begins at the Ramsey County Library - Roseville 2180 Hamline Ave and proceeds around Roseville's scenic Central Park.

WHEN: Saturday, May 21. Race begins at 9:00am. In-person registration begins at 7:30am.


  • May 6 and after: $32 per adult or $85 per family
  • Age 12 and under: $15 anytime

Race proceeds will support the Summer Reading Program for children and teens at all seven Ramsey County Libraries. Being out of school for three months often halts students’ academic progress. The Summer Reading Program is one way that children can maintain their skills and, in some cases, actually increase their reading ability. Last summer 7,294 children and teens participated in our Summer Reading Program. That would not have been possible without the help of people like you.

election judge

Ramsey County Seeking Election Judges

Ramsey County needs 2,000 people to serve as election judges for the 2016 presidential election. Election judges help ensure that eligible voters get to exercise their most basic democratic right - the right to vote.

To be an election judge in Minnesota, one must be an eligible voter and able to read, write and speak English.

Election judges start work at 6:00 a.m. and work until around 9:00 p.m. with breaks given throughout the day. All election judges must complete two hours of paid training before working as a judge.

Election judges are paid $150 for a full day of work. Judges are needed for the primary on August 9 and for the general election on November 8.

If you are interested in serving as an election judge, please contact Ramsey County at 651-266-2171 or electionjudge@co.ramsey.mn.us.

mcguire at employee regcognition event
Commissioner McGuire thanking our Gold Medal Employees at the recent recognition event for Ramsey County staff an retirees.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 37th Annual

Distinguished Volunteer Leadership Award

On May 18, the North Suburban Gavel Association recognized the following individuals for their years of service with local civic organizations.

  • Rich and Mary Armstrong – nominated by Roseville Parks and Recreation
  • Judy Berglund – nominated by League of Women Voters, Roseville Area
  • Marilyn Di Martino – nominated by Friends of Roseville Parks
  • Steven Forshay – nominated by North Suburban Golden K Kiwanis
  • Kevin Keenan – nominated by Ramsey County School Safety Patrol Committee
  • Judy Murakami – nominated by Dr. Tim O’Brien, Roseville Adult Education programs
  • Sherry Sanders – nominated by past recipient Kathy Ramundt
  • Craig Waldron – nominated by past recipient Don Salverda


Water Restrictions

Some of our communities have summer water use restrictions.  Here are the current restrictions in place:

New Brighton: Odd/even watering ban. Residents of even numbered homes may water only on even numbered days of the month. Residents of odd numbered homes may water only on odd numbered days of the month.

St. Anthony: Splash Pads closed. No watering 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Odd/Even watering

Mounds View: Tier #1 Restrictions: Odd/Even (automatically begins May 1) All properties with addresses ending with an odd number (7501, 5207, etc.) may water on odd numbered calendar days (June 11, September 3, etc.) and all properties ending with an even number (2642, 7258, etc.) may water on even numbered calendar days (June 12, September 4, etc.).

plant sale
Some of the plants that will be for sale!

Last Weekend for the VIC
Spring Plant Sale

The Ramsey County Volunteers in Corrections is hosting the annual flower sale at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. The sale times will be Fridays 8am-6pm, Saturdays from 8am-3pm and Sundays 9am-1pm. The final dates are May 20, 21, and 22nd.

For more information, click here.

Upcoming Events Around District 2

May 21 - New Brighton Recycle/Clean Up Day

May 21 - Lauderdale City Wide Garage Sale

May 21 - Friends of the Ramsey County Library Book It 5K Walk/Run

May 21 - Roseville Rotary Highway Clean-up

May 19-21 - Little Canada City Wide Garage Sale, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day.

June 2 - St. Anthony Police Chief and Captain Retirement Open House

June 2, 3, & 4 - Roseville City Wide Garage Sale

June 4 - Waterfest

June 16 - Lauderdale Farmer's Market, 4:00 - 7:00 pm.

June 27 - Rosefest Parade