Update from Commissioner McGuire - April 27, 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.

April 27, 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.

  • Ramsey County Library Board Meeting
  • Roseville Rotary
  • St. Paul Children's Collaborative Meeting
  • Roseville Business Council
  • Serving Our Seniors Isolation Working Group Meeting
  • Serving Our Seniors Transportation Working Group Meeting
  • Roseville Area Schools Leadership Meeting
  • Region 11 IEIC Meeting
  • Senate Regional Parks Funding Meeting
  • Metropolitan Mosquito Control Meeting
  • Roseville League of Women Voters Renewable Energy Event
  • Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
  • Active Living Ramsey Communities Quarterly Meeting

          Community Newsletters


          Little Canada

          Mounds View

          New Brighton


          Saint Anthony


          Commissioner McGuire recently spoke to former St. Paul Mayor Jim Scheibel’s Public Administration & Nonprofit Management graduate students at Hamline University! Also speaking to the class last night were Sue Haigh (President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity - Twin Cities & former Ramsey County Commissioner), Michael Wirth-Davis (President and CEO, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota), and John Bennett (Senior Vice President, Western Bank) who snuck out before they took the group picture.

          Workshop Recap

          Each newsletter, we will highlight recent workshops that the County Board held. These workshops are a way for the board to learn and discuss current issues the county is working on.

          Talent Attraction, Retention, and Promotion

          The county is proud of their many dedicated and passionate employees, and has comprehensive plans to make sure they are comfortable and happy in their workplace. Ramsey County surveyed and interviewed a large proportion of staff and took their feedback to create a better work environment in various offices. Moving forward, Ramsey County is focusing on recognizing their employees for accomplishments and dedications. In addition, they are working on new job classifications and simplifying mobility and pathways to promotions.

            Community Spotlight: Northeast Youth and Family Services

            Commissioner McGuire is a member of many boards and committees; one board she sits on is for Northeast Youth and Family Services (NYFS). NYFS is a non-profit that works to provide youth and family services to community members throughout the northeast and metropolitan areas. Some services they provide include mental health services, leadership skills, employment training programs for youth, and senior chore services. NYFS links youth and families with seniors in the community to help seniors remain independent for as long as possible, while also building community, trust, and employment skills for youths. Commissioner McGuire represents the community on the board of NYFS.

            They have their 

            We want to hear from you! Do you have a community group you'd like us to spotlight?  Send us a suggestion at district2@co.ramsey.mn.us 

            Stay tuned for the next Community Spotlight: Mounds View Community Theatre!

            Looking to participate in Community Supported Agriculture this summer?

            The MN Food Association, a program of The Food Group, operates a farm education program in certified organic vegetable production for beginning and immigrant farmers. The CSA is packed with the highest quality local food purchased from farmers in the program.  Become a member of the CSA and you too can support farmers from 10 different cultures practicing sustainable agriculture and building a local food system in the community. Deliveries are on Wednesdays beginning June 13. For more information or to sign up go to www.mnfoodassociation.org.


            New Resource for Seniors!

            Earlier this month, the Roseville Area South Loop circulator bus service started.  This busy will operate on Tuesdays and includes a stop at the Roseville Library.

            Check out the map and schedule below!

            Roseville South Bus Loop

            Book It

            Book It 5K Walk/Run

            Join friends, family and neighbors for this healthy fundraising event to support the Ramsey County Library Summer Reading Program! 

            The Book It 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The race begins at 9:00 am at the Roseville Branch and proceeds around Roseville's scenic Central Park. All ages are welcome, with prizes for top finishers in each age category. The Friends need many volunteers of all ages for this event. If you can help, please contact the Friends at 651-486-2213 or at rclfriends@rclreads.org. 

            Registration forms are available in the libraries or register online at www.rclfriends.org/5k2018. 


            • By May 3rd: $27 per adult or $75 per family 
            • May 4th through 13th & on race day: $32 per adult or $85 per family 
            • Age 12 and under: $15 any time 

            For some extra fun while waiting for the racers to come in:  

            • Library LapA free and noncompetitive kids’ fun run led by a librarian in a T Rex costume will be held in the library’s north parking lot after the race at 10:00 am. This activity is open to children ages three to 12 and all children who participate will receive a free book. Pre-registration is not required for the Library Lap. 
            • PopUp Library: Ramsey County Library piloted a new service in 2017—the Popup Library. The pilot project, funded by the Friends, travelled to community sites throughout suburban Ramsey County to offer library card registration, a small collection available for browsing and checkout, free Wi-Fi, and more. The Popup Library will be set up in the Roseville parking lot and we will be making buttons. 
            • Yoga Warm-up: Bliss Yoga Studio will be leading a free yoga warm-up in front of the main entrance to the library.

            You can help even more by encouraging your friends, family, and coworkers to sponsor your participation as a walker, runner, or stroller. You may qualify for an incentive based on the level of monies raised. Sign up for individual sponsorship at www.rclfriends.org/5k2018.

            Ramsey County Workhouse Tour

            On Thursday, April 5th, members from the District 2 office and students from the University of Minnesota took a tour of the Ramsey County Correctional Facility, which is also referred to as the Workhouse. The Workhouse has many programs that work very closely with the community to help inmates have successful lives after serving their sentences. Some of the services that Ramsey County provides are leadership programs, various classes, classes to help inmates earn their GED, and sign up for insurance after their released. Ramsey County continues to make sure that the facility is as efficient as possible; because of their low numbers, the Workhouse is turning empty dorms to classrooms where correctional officers can teach classes.

            Did you know

            Lifeguard applications for 2018 now open

            Parks & Recreation is currently hiring lifeguards for the 2018 beach and water park season.

            Positions are available at Battle Creek Waterworks water park and the county’s five guarded swimming beaches. All positions are full-time throughout the aquatics season, which begins Saturday, June 9.

            Apply online

            St. Anthony Village looking for seasonal staff

            Are you looking for a way to earn extra money this summer? Apply for our Seasonal Maintenance Worker position with Public Works! http://www.savmn.com/Jobs.aspx 

            Upcoming Events Around District 2