Update from Commissioner McGuire - July 28, 2017

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 28, 2017


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock

Ania McDonnell
Administrative Assistant 

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Night to Unite


Night to Unite is a statewide event that builds and fosters community bonds between citizens, businesses, and public safety organizations. This annual celebration occurs on the first Tuesday in August and gathers neighborhoods and public safety personnel together for an evening to promote safe communities.

2017 Night to Unite will take place on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Night to Unite goals are to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Generate support and participation in crime prevention and community policing programs.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirits and public safety-community partnerships.
  • Let criminals know that you are committed to keeping your neighborhood safe.

Neighborhoods across the state display outdoor lights and front porch vigils and celebrate with a variety of events and activities, including block parties and cookouts, with visits from sheriff’s offices, police and fire departments, and elected officials.

Night to Unite has proven to be an effective, inexpensive, and enjoyable opportunity to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in pursuit of safer communities. Community benefits often extend beyond this single evening event as neighbors get to know each other and public safety agencies that serve them.

Night to Unite Info for D2 Communities

2018-19 budget hearings 

begin in August

Hearings for the proposed 2018-19 biennial budget will begin Tuesday, August 8 when the County Manager presents the proposed budget at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers.

Each of the county's service teams will present their 2018-19 proposed budget to the board of commissioners for review throughout August and September. 

public hearing on the maximum property tax levy for 2018 will be held September 12 at 1 p.m. at the Council Chambers. The board of commissioners will certify the maximum levy during their September 26 board meeting beginning at 9 a.m.

A public hearing for testimony on the entire proposed budget will be held November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Ramsey County Library - Shoreview.

All service team hearings will take place in the Council Chambers on the third floor of Saint Paul City Hall - Ramsey County Courthouse unless otherwise specified.

View the full hearing schedule (PDF)

Free job seeker workshops at the Ramsey County Workforce Centers in August


Several free workshops are available for job seekers on an ongoing basis at the Saint Paul Workforce Center and North Saint Paul Workforce Development Center

Upcoming topics at North Saint Paul Workforce Development Center:

  • Creative Job Search - August 9, 9 a.m. - noon.
  • Career Exploration: Opportunities and Options - August 10, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Career Success Stories - August 17, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Creative Job Search - August 23, 9 a.m. - noon.
  • Strengthsfinder - August 24, 9 a.m. - noon.

Upcoming topics at Saint Paul Workforce Center:

  • Creative Job Search - August 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Interview with Confidence - August 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Life Reimagined - August 18, noon - 3:30 p.m.
  • Creative Job Search - August 29, 9 a.m. - noon.

Registration is encouraged for all workshops and is available online.

View schedule and register online

Parks & Recreation Survey

The Ramsey County Parks & Recreation system plan, a document that directs the development of park and recreation space and programs throughout the county, is being updated to reflect current and future community needs. As part of this process, a county-wide parks planning survey has been created. 

The parks and recreation survey will: 

  • Document existing park and recreation facilities, how they’re used, who uses them and where improvements can be made.
  • Help county officials, park staff and residents determine what steps to take to ensure all communities in Ramsey County have adequate access to our parks and open spaces.
  • Determine the size, location and number of future parks in Ramsey County.

Please take a few moments and complete our parks planning survey

Upcoming Events Around District 2