Update from Commissioner McGuire - September 29, 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.

September 29, 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.

  • Roseville Wild Rice Festival
  • New Brighton Senior Expo
  • BOMA Lunch with speaker Neel Kashkari, President of the Minneapolis Fed
  • CAPRW Meeting
  • Ramsey County Library Board
  • AMC Board of Directors Meeting
  • St. Paul Children's Collaborative Board meeting
  • Roseville Area Community Foundation Board Meeting
  • Roseville Business Council
  • Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative Board Meeting 
  • AMC Futures
  • AMC Policy Committee Meetings
  • McCarron's Neighborhood Community Picnic
  • B Dale Club Booya
  • Roseville LWV Meeting

Community Newsletters


Little Canada

Mounds View

New Brighton


Saint Anthony

Clean Water Tour
Commissioner McGuire and her staff along with other participants of the 2016 Ramsey County Conservation District Clean Water Tour.

Roseville A/D Team

Dementia Caregiving Re-Entry

The dementia caregiving journey can be long, all-consuming and isolating. In the end, care partners often struggle with questions of how to move forward in life once they are no longer caring for a loved one.

The Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) invites caregivers to join others who are walking the same path. They are launching a new initiative to help people re-energize and reintegrate their lives.

Keynote Speaker Connie Goldman, award-winning public radio producer and reporter and author of “The Gifts of Caregiving,” will help caregivers answer tough questions about after the dementia caregiving journey ends. Family members and caregivers will learn how to rediscover themselves and how to move forward. Join us for the free discussion on Thursday, September 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Dr. Roseville.

Presented by Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team in partnership with the Roseville Area Senior Program, the City of Roseville and the Ramsey County Library. RSVL A/D is a group of residents, businesses and government volunteers formed in 2013 to increase awareness, education and support to help those dealing with dementia. Learn more at www.cityofroseville.com/dementiainfo.


Election Day is approaching

Voting in elections is your opportunity to be heard, hold elected officials accountable and have a say in important issues that affect your community.  Prepare to vote so you can take part in our democracy.  Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

But, did you know that you can vote by absentee ballot before election day?

All eligible Ramsey County residents can vote early by absentee ballot at 90 W. Plato Blvd in Saint Paul starting September 23 for the General Election or at your local City Hall.

Click here to get more information about hours and locations for early voting.

Join the Ranks

Elections workers needed for presidential elections


Serve your community and promote the democratic process!

You can earn money, meet your neighbors and help ensure that elections are administered fairly, openly and honestly.

The Ramsey County Elections office needs to assign about 100 more election judges to work in Saint Paul polling places on November 8. Although applicants of all kinds are welcomed, the most acute needs are for judges that have special qualifications, such as language skills in Hmong or Somali, or affiliation with either the Republican Party or one of the minor parties, such as Independence, Green, or Libertarian. Judges must attend a paid training.

Apply online to be an election judge

Gibbs Farm Apple Festival

Gibbs Farm Apple Festival

A day of apple fun – all in the beautiful setting of the Gibbs Farm. Enjoy a variety of events at our beautiful farm, visit our Heritage Apple Orchard, make apple critters, bob for apples, and more. Free food and cider.

Want to learn more about the food we eat? The Bell Museum of Natural History will be at Apple Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a pop-up museum and fun activities! The Bell Museum pop-up museum will give a small taste of the Bell’s programs with the “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats” exhibit. This photography exhibit, produced in conjunction with photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio, focuses on what 10 families from around the world eat in a week.

Included in general admission:
$8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 3 and up
Free for RCHS members

Hosted by the Ramsey County Historical Society.

Fright Farm


The Ramsey County Sheriff's annual Fright Farm is celebrating 20 years this year.  It will be open Friday and Saturday nights in October and on Sunday and Monday October 30 and 31.  Tickets are $10 and can only be purchased on site.

Want to experience the Fright Farm with a little less fright?  There will be a low scare matinee on Sunday, October 23 from Noon to 4:00pm.  Tickets for the matinee are only $5.

For more information, please visit www.frightfarm.org.

Upcoming Events Around District 2

September 29 - Dementia Caregiving Re-Entry 

October 1 - Health Care Home: You & Your Primary Care Team

October 1 - Roseville Area Community Volunteer Fair

October 1 - Apple Festival at Gibbs Farm

October 2 - Roseville Fire Department Auxiliary Booya

October 8 - St. Anthony Village Fire Department Open House

October 9 - Mounds View Festival in the Park October Craft Fair Fundraiser

October 10 - Fall Golf Classic at Keller Golf Course

October 15 - St. Anthony Village Tech Dump

October 29 - Mounds View Lions' Club Waffle Breakfast

October 29 - Little Canada Pumpkin Carnival

October 28 through 30 - Lauderdale Halloween Party

November 12 - Mounds View Schools Education Foundation Rock the School House 2016