District 1 Updates from Commissioner Frethem

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Serving 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.

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June 8, 2023


Nicole Frethem
Commissioner, District 1
651-266-8362 or 651-425-9580 

Ami Wazlawik
Principal Assistant

Nancy Larson
Administrative Assistant

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Board Meetings

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is June 13, 2023. Links to board meetings, workshops, and related documents can be found on the Ramsey County webpage.

2023 Road Construction Projects

Road construction

Ramsey County Public Works will lead or support numerous construction and maintenance projects across the county during the upcoming 2023 roadwork season.

Find a list and map of upcoming road construction projects and sign up for roadwork updates here.

Ramsey/Washington County Food Scraps Pickup Program

Food scraps

Visit foodscrapspickup.com to learn more about the Food Scraps Pickup program and when it will be available in your community. Check out the FAQ page for answers to common questions about the program.


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Are you or someone you know struggling to pay for housing, food or childcare? Apply for financial assistance via MNbenefits.mn.gov, a new, mobile-friendly benefits application for Minnesotans.

Learn more about eligibility, programs you can apply for, and more at https://mnbenefits.mn.gov/faq.

Ramsey Connected

Ramsey Connected is an initiative designed to ensure all Ramsey County residents have access to low-cost internet and computers and the skills to use them.

Ramsey County believes internet access is a basic need and low-cost internet should be available to all residents. While Ramsey County is not an internet service provider, we serve as a promoter, connector and partner through our Ramsey Connected program. 

For more information on internet resources, please visit Ramsey County's webpage

Celebrating PRIDE Month


The board proclaimed June 2023 as PRIDE Month at our meeting on Tuesday. The month of June is recognized internationally as PRIDE Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, which sparked the Gay Rights liberation movement. It's a time to recognize and celebrate community members who identify as LGBTQIA+ and their achievements.

There are a number of PRIDE-related events in Ramsey County this month, including St. Paul Pride on June 10th, St. Paul Seniors Pride in the Park event on June 15th, Pride Family Fun Day on June 18th, and more. You can find a listing of events here.

In the Community


Visiting the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) booth at Grand Old Day

Roseville schools

Commissioner McGuire and I holding baby chicks at our recent elected officials meeting at Central Park Elementary in Roseville

Mental Health Resources

You can review the slides and information from our Mental Health and Well-being Community Conversation below.

General presentation slides w/info on Ramsey County programs

NAMI Ramsey County

Ramsey County Children's Mental Health Collaborative

Northeast Youth and Family Services (NYFS)


June Community Event

crafting event

Join me for an evening of crafting and casual conversation! Bring something craft-y that you've been working on or use one of the Library's art kits to create something to take home with you. Please sign up via Eventbrite so we know how many people to expect, and if you'd like an art kit. Hope to see you there!

Join an Advisory Board or Committee

Ramsey County has openings on several of its advisory boards and committees, including the Capital Improvement Program Advisory Board, the Capitol Region Watershed District, the Community Health Services Advisory Board, the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Personnel Review Board. You can learn more and apply for a position on one of these boards/committees here.