Update from Commissioner McGuire - January 26, 2018

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.

January 26, 2018


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock
Principal Assistant

Ania McDonnell
Administrative Assistant 

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Recent Events

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

  • Serving Our Seniors Meeting
  • JDAI Steering Committee Meeting
  • Optimist Club
  • Roseville Rotary
  • Tour of Bridges to Safety
  • League of Women Voters Conversations with Constituents
  • Active Living Ramsey Communities - Bike & Walk Team

          Community Newsletters


          Little Canada

          Mounds View

          New Brighton


          Saint Anthony

          Community Spotlight: Roseville Area League of Women Voters

          The Roseville Area League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that encourages participation in government, understanding of public policy issues, and influences public policy through advocacy and education. The Roseville Area League of Women Voters (LWV) serves Roseville, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Maplewood. As a non-partisan organization, they do not oppose or support any political party or candidate, but rather is political in that they pick positions on certain issues after member study and agreement.

          LWV regularly hosts events to promote informed political activism and advocacy, such as forums, conversations with constituents, and presentations by local leaders and experts. At their February 20th meeting, LWV will host a City Council Forum on Affordable Public Housing, which increasingly becomes a pressing issue for the metro area.

          Check out their website for more information about events, their mission, and membership!


          Stay tuned for the next Community Spotlight: New Brighton League of Women Voters!

          Have a community group you'd like us to spotlight?  Send us a suggestion at district2@co.ramsey.mn.us

          Nominations open for 2018

          Ramsey County Public Health Awards

          Do you know an individual or group who has made an exceptional contribution to improving health and advancing health equity in Ramsey County?

          Nominations are now open for the 2018 Ramsey County Public Health Awards. Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m.

          Click here to learn about award categories, selection criteria and nominating instructions.

          bartz snow sculpture


          Diggs the Snow Lobster takes over New Brighton!

          Each year the Bartz Brothers craft a large snow sculpture at their home in New Brighton to raise money for a local charity.

          This year's sculpture continues the sea creature theme with a Vikings twist!

          For more information about Diggs, visit https://www.facebook.com/BartzSnowSculptures/.

          Winter reading program for adults runs Jan. 2 - Feb. 28

          Winter Reads: Winter Reading for Adults runs January 2 - February 28 at all Ramsey County Library locations.

          Winter Reads encourages busy adults to delight in reading during the dark months of winter and is a chance for adults to have fun with a reading program just for them. Pick up a reading record bookmark at any Ramsey County Library starting January 2 to join. Read four books and return your reading record to receive a prize and enter for a chance to win the grand prize. Library staff are available to offer suggestions for good winter reads.

          It's easy, fun and sure to cure those winter blahs!

          Click here for Winter Reads program information


          Human Trafficking Awareness During the Super Bowl

          The Super Bowl is coming to Minneapolis next weekend (although without the Vikings as a participant). As the Twin Cities prepares for this event, one of the main concerns is around human trafficking. Like many large events, the Super Bowl brings an increase in human trafficking. Police officers, public transit employees, and hotel workers are being trained to spot the signs of human trafficking. In addition, many campaigns throughout the Twin Cities have started to spread awareness and encourage victims to seek help. “MN Girls Are Not for Sale” and “I Am Priceless” have placed billboards and signs on Metro Transit Buses. Check out their websites for more information on the work they’ve done and to see how you can help!



          Did you know

          The Ramsey County Board Office is a little greener!

          The Board Office is now using compostable beverage cups in addition to small plates that are sugarcane based.

          We have also added composting bins around the office for staff to use.

          See RamseyRecycles.com for additional information on organics recycling.

          people skating


          The OVAL rink in Roseville is illuminated by rainbow holiday lights - visit this beautiful holiday spectacle surrounded by 300 trees. Admission is $6.00 and skate rental is just $4.00.  Find more information here.

          Free open skate at Vadnais Sports Center and Highland Arena

          New in 2017, all open skate, open hockey and open turf programs at Vadnais Sports Center and Charles M. Schulz-Highland Arena are free of charge. Open to all ages, open skate is a great way to stay active in winter. Open hockey is also available to all ages.

          Skate rental is available at both arenas for $5 per person.

          Turf programs at Vadnais Sports Center offer a variety of recreation options for all ages including walking, softball, soccer and toddler open play.

          Skate in your neighborhood

          In addition to the rinks above, many communities have outdoor rinks in neighborhood parks.  Check out the links below for more information from each community!

            Upcoming Events Around District 2