Update from Commissioner McGuire - October 11, 2019

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.

October 11, 2019


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock
Principal Assistant

Beverly Hammond
Administrative Assistant 

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Get Involved

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on a number of volunteer boards and committees. 

Click here for more information or to apply.

Recent Events

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

  • Transportation Advisory  Board Meeting
  • Ramsey/Washington Recycling and Energy Board Meeting
  • Ramsey County Library Board Meeting
  • CAPRW Board Meeting
  • St. Paul Children's Collaborative Meeting
  • Ramsey County Citizens Advisory Council Annual Meeting
  • Rice & Larpenteur  Alliance Meeting

  • Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Executive Committee Meeting
  • Roseville Business Council
  • New Brighton Business Council
  • AMC Futures
  • AMC Policy Conference
  • MELSA Meeting
  • Regional Solicitation Policy Work Group
  • AMC Board of Directors Meeting
  • RCL-New Brighton Volunteer Luncheon
  • Taste of NYFS
  • Roseville VFW Booya
  • Ramsey County Child Care Provider Recognition Dinner
  • Active Living Ramsey Communities Quarterly Meeting
  • Pipefitter's Heat's On Breakfast

Community Newsletters


Little Canada

Mounds View

New Brighton


Saint Anthony

Roseville Area Schools Foundation Lunch Event

Commissioner McGuire, with Roseville Area School Foundation Board Member Clare Verbeten, Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Lt. Gov Peggy Flanagan, School Board Member Curtis Johnson, Roseville Council Member Wayne Groff and Representative Alice Hausman and the Foundation's recent luncheon.

Did You Know

New Organics Drop-off Sites Now Open!

We have worked in partnership with cities around District 2 to open additional organics drop-off sites.  There are now drop off locations Saint Anthony, New Brighton, and Mounds View!

Visit our interactive map for locations and hours.

The Roseville site is pictured below!


Roseville Organics Drop off

Discounted backyard compost bins available year-round for Ramsey County residents

Ramsey County residents can now buy compost bins at a discounted price year-round. A $20 discount is available to county residents on compost bins purchased through the Recycling Association of Minnesota. Bins are $44 (plus tax) after the discount is applied (regularly $64).

To place your order, visit RecycleMinnesota.org and enter promo code "Ramsey", or call 651-641-4589 and mention that you are a Ramsey County resident. Then call Ramsey County Environmental Health at 651-266-1199 to arrange a pick-up time at a location in Maplewood. 

Second half of 2019 property tax payments due Oct. 15

The second half of 2019 property tax payments are due Tuesday, October 15.

Payment options

Payments must be postmarked on or before October 15 to avoid penalty. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Ramsey County.


Call 651-266-2222 or email Property Tax Services with questions.

Roseville and New Brighton

Business Councils

The Twin Cities North Chamber, along with the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce host regular business council meetings across Ramsey County.  These meetings allow business leaders to come together and hear presentations on a variety of topics, and also connect with local leaders.  Recent topics include: update on I35W construction, Roseville State of the City address, update from Ramsey County's Economic and Community Development Director Kari Collins, 2020 Census, 

For more information about these meetings, click the links below:

New Brighton Business Council

Thank you to APi Group for hosing the recent New Brighton Business Council MeetingRoseville Business Council

Thank you Builders Association of the Twin Cities for hosting recent Roseville Business Council meetings.

Adopt a family in need this holiday season

Many families struggle daily to afford food, clothes or a place to sleep. It is no surprise that these families go without presents and special meals during the holiday season. To help ensure more families in our community thrive during this time of year, Volunteer Services' Family Sponsorship Program matches community sponsors with Ramsey County families in need. 

Families, individuals, groups and workplaces are invited to sponsor a family this holiday season. The Family Sponsorship Program is a little different than other holiday giving opportunities because it is not simply a cash donation program. Sponsors get the opportunity to personally shop and wrap gifts for their matched family.

The Family Sponsorship Program serves families who are receiving Ramsey County social services and are identified by social workers as needing extra help with food and gifts during the holiday season. Children in these families have often experienced varying degrees of abuse or neglect, and have developmental or other disabilities. Some families are refugees, while others are single parents or grandparents just getting by to provide necessities for the children in their care.

Sponsors make a commitment to provide a family with at least:

  • One clothing item per child.
  • One toy per child.
  • One parent gift.
  • One grocery gift certificate for the family unit.

A budget of $30 to $50 per family member is recommended, plus an additional $15 per person for food for a holiday meal. The cost of the sponsorship is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donation receipts for tax purposes can be provided upon request.

Committed sponsors will be assigned a family mid-November, based on the estimated number of participants. Social workers provide sponsors with the first names, ages, and wish list for everyone in the family assigned to them. Gifts are collected by social workers and then delivered to the families.

If you are interested in sponsoring a family during the upcoming holiday season, please contact Volunteer Services at 651-266-4090 or HumanServicesVolunteer@ramseycounty.us by Friday, Nov. 1.

Job openings

Jobs Corner

Ramsey County employs nearly 4,000 people in full and part-time positions in a variety of fields related to Health and Wellness, Safety and Justice, Information and Public Records, Economic Growth and Community Investment and more.

We welcome all applicants - you do not need to be a county resident to apply.

Other openings in D2 Communities:

County Board
Workshop/Discussion Session

Workshops and discussions are informative presentations by the county departments and/or service teams to the board of commissioners that are often tied to the county’s strategic priorities. The presentations serve the following purposes:

  • To provide in-depth informational session to educate county board on topics of a strategic nature to the county.
  • To establish a foundation for policy/programmatic direction and/or future county board action.
  • To seek input on and/or guidance for future direction.

Workshops and discussions and held on Tuesdays and are open to the public. These take place at the Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse in Suite 220 (2nd floor). You can find the schedule for all upcoming board meetings, workshops, and discussions sessions at https://www.ramseycounty.us/your-government/leadership/board-commissioners/board-meetings-information.

Upcoming Events Around District 2