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May 28, 2021

Mayor Melvin Carter's 2021 State of Our City Address

Mayor's State of our City Address

Watch or read in full: Mayor Melvin Carter's State of Our City Address. 

Share Your Support for the MN China Friendship Garden!

St Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden


U.S. Senators Klobuchar and Smith are considering a $3 million request from us for federal funding for Phase II of the Garden of Whispering Willows & Flowing Waters. This opportunity was sudden, notice short, and applications are closed. Now they decide.

Every voice will count. Please "speak" by sending in your statement of support by this Friday, May 28 to: cds@smith.senate.gov and cds@klobuchar.senate.gov

Subject line: Support for CDS funding-Phase II China Friendship Garden

Your Statement: Please support $3 million in federal funding for Phase II of the St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden at Phalen Regional Park, St. Paul, MN, as requested by the MN China Friendship Garden Society. [your name, address]

I've sent in my support, please make your support known today!

St Paul Public Libraries is Hiring

SPPL is hiring


St Paul Public Library is Hiring! You can apply for the Community Library Manager II position which has openings at the Arlington Hills and Rice Street libraries. Click below to apply! It is also exciting that SPPL has expanded the list of accepted eligibility requirements for this position to include experience other than a master's degree in library science. People with backgrounds in youth work, education, nonprofit leadership, “third space” development and management, community organizing, librarianship, and more will make great candidates for these roles.

The new requirements for this role continue SPPL’s commitment and strategic goal to increase career pathways within the Library. As the roles libraries play in our communities have continued to evolve, so have the roles of library staff. This expansion of eligibility requirements will help the City attract a broad range of candidates committed to equity in public service, collaborations with community members and organizations, and continue to help ensure our libraries welcome all people to connect, learn, discover, and grow.

Governor Walz's 'Your Shot to Summer' Statewide Initiative

Your shot to summer, vaccination awards

There's a new statewide COVID-19 incentive campaign encouraging Minnesotan's to get their vaccine during the next month. The goal is to have 70% of our state vaccinated by July 1st. The first 100,000 Minnesotans who get their first shot between May 27-June 30 will be able to choose a reward of their preference from a wide-ranging list of options, including state park passes, fishing licenses, gift cards, and tickets to summer attractions and events. Beginning June 1st, you can verify your first dose and indicate your preferred vaccine reward at mn.gov/covid19/summer.  

Vaccines at the MN State Fair Grounds

Where to get your vaccine? Walk-ups are ongoing now through June 8th at the MN State Fair Grounds! https://mn.gov/.../find-vaccine/statefairvaccine/index.jsp

Contact Us

Meet & Greet phone call appointments are available on Thursdays.  Register online at stpaul.gov/ward6 or contact our office directly at:

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

Hayden Heights Recreation Center & Playground Survey

Hayden Heights playground survey

The Hayden Heights Task Force was formed this year to raise awareness of the needs of the recreation center and playground and begin a visioning process for the future of the site. The task force created a survey and ask all neighbors, business owners and users of the center and playground to complete. For more info or to request a paper copy, please call the Greater East Side Community Council /District 2 office at 651-774-2220. 

Take the survey here!