July 2019 newsletter

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July 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:

- 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report now available
- SOS Sexual Violence Services volunteers needed
- Summer activities at county parks, libraries and golf courses
- Absentee voting underway for commissioner district 1
- Stop by our Ramsey County booth at Rondo Days and the county fair

Girl finger painting at county park

2018 Popular Annual Financial Report available

Ramsey County’s 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is now available.

The digital PAFR report helps residents, business representatives, partners and other stakeholders learn more about Ramsey County's financial information. 

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Learn about where county dollars come from and how they are spent

Volunteer with SOS and make a difference in the community

SOS Sexual Violence Services is looking for volunteers to staff their 24-hour crisis line on nights and weekends. Training is provided. 

SOS volunteer responsibilities may include:

  • Answering the 24-hour crisis line on nights and weekends.
  • Providing information, support and advocacy for victims, survivors, their families, friends and other concerned persons.
  • Accompanying victims/survivors during medical outreach at Regions, St. Joseph's, St. John's and United Hospitals, providing crisis support and medical advocacy.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities button leading to website for more information.

Jump into summer activities around the county

Three photos. Dad and kids participating in activity at library, boy on slide at Waterworks, boy getting golf lessons from instructor.

Summertime fun is in full swing at county libraries, parks, beaches and golf courses! Get out, or venture inside, to take advantage of what the county has to offer:

Absentee voting open for the District 1 county commissioner

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Absentee voting began on June 28 for the Aug. 13 special primary for the election for County Commissioner District 1. This seat serves the communities of Arden Hills, Gem Lake, North Oaks, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Township and parts of Mounds View, Spring Lake Park and Blaine.

The two candidates who receive the most votes in the Aug. 13 primary will be on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election.

Learn more about absentee voting

Visit us at Rondo Days and the Ramsey County Fair

County staff at Rondo Days

Planning to visit the Ramsey County Fair or Rondo Days? County staff will be at both events to answer questions from residents and share information about county programs and services.

> Ramsey County Fair
> Rondo Days

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Upcoming events

Parks and Recreation Naturalist

Board of Commissioners Meeting
Tuesdays, July 9, 23

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Site - Arden Hills
Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Drop-In Discoveries at Tamarack Nature Center
Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Autism-Friendly Hour at Battle Creek Waterworks
Sundays, July 7, 14, 21, 28

Veterans Services at Marketfest
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25

Foster Care Parent Orientation
Tuesday, July 16

View all upcoming events

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