There are 17 district councils in St. Paul one for each neighborhood. They were formed 30 years ago. If you are moving to St. Paul or already live here and want to know more about various neighborhoods the district council web site is a great place to start. You can also call, email or even visit the district council office.
Responsibilities of the councils include: planning and advising on the physical, economic, and social development of their areas; identifying needs; initiating community programs; recruiting volunteers; and sponsoring community events.
People who are interested in running for political office in St. Paul can get started by getting involved in their district council.
Here is a map of the district council and neighborhood names in St. Paul and the city council wards. Do you know who your *city council member is?
District councils often have monthly meetings and they are open to the public but usually not very well attended by the public. Go ahead and show up at a district council meeting . . I dare you.
*The city of St. Paul likes to move web pages around on a regular basis. If the link doesn’t work just do a google search of go to: Stpaul.gov and search the site.