The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.


MGCC Forum: Exploring Density

Exploring Density: what might increased density look like and what does it mean for development, transit and livability in our community?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 –8:30 pm
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center
Macalester College  |  168 Macalester Street
For directions call  651-695-4000 
or visit

Please join MGCC for this community discussion of density with three panelists:

Special Election for Open Seats on MGCC Board of Directors

MGCC is seeking representatives for the Grid 1 seat and At-Large Residential Representative seat on the Board of Directors. A special election for the Grid 1 and At-Large Residential Representative seat will take place at the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, November 13 at 6:30pm at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 South Griggs Street.

St. Paul Healthy Transportation for All: Building Grassroots Capacity

Empowering community leaders to create a healthy and equitable transportation system in St. Paul. 

Convening on Saturday, October 25, 2014 

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Carpenter’s Hall Union
710 Olive St, St Paul

$20 suggested donation, meals included

 Registration is open! 

Choose healthy transportation – bike, bus, or walk.  The site is accessible by bus routes 61, 64, 71, 74.  Bike racks will be available at the hall.


  • Keynote addresses by Commissioner Ehlinger (Minnesota Department of Health) and Commisioner Zelle (Minnesota Department of Transportation), welcome by Mayor Chris Coleman
  • Workshops to learn about your transportation system and how you can influence change
  • Resource Tables
  • Afternoon Advocacy Training with Grassroots Solutions



Randolph Ave Resurfacing/Reconstruction Information

Please read below for more information about the proposed plans to resurface or repave Randolph Ave between Brimhall and 35E. Information provided by Ramsey County.
The Current State of Randolph Avenue
Randolph Avenue (between Brimhall and Interstate 35E), has serious structural defects which contribute to a short service life for a resurfacing project. Businesses and residents have shared their concerns about the about the condition of Randolph Avenue for more than ten years.

Macalester-Groveland Community Council Announces New Executive Director

Liz Boyer will become the new executive director of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) on May 20th. Boyer brings to the council a strong background in nonprofit work, land use issues and community outreach. According to MGCC President Bob Shoemake, “This community council is on a strong upward trajectory. In the process of completing our once-a-decade revision of our community plan, we have already engaged more than ten percent of our neighborhood, including students, renters, business owners, faith communities, landlords and homeowners.

Join the Organics Recycling Drop-off Site

As of June 1st, the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site is now a completely free service to anyone who lives or works in Saint Paul, thanks to support from the City of Saint Paul.  Although there will not be a fee for using the Drop-off Site during the next operating year (June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015), all members (both new and renewing) must complete a new registration form.

Gardening Resources

Join the Local Foods Resource Hub
Become a member and gain access to a wealth of resources including seeds, seedlings, classes (last year's classes included Edible Landscaping, Beekeeping, Seed Saving, Canning/Preserving, Pest Management and more!), a tool library, and a network of fellow local food gardeners and advocates in Saint Paul.

St. Paul Bikes - Neighborhood Rides

Join a neighborhood ride, host a neighborhood ride, explore the city and meet your neighbors. St. Paul Bikes is currently looking to expand the network of neighborhood bikers (welcoming all ages and levels) to join on monthly bike rides and to host future rides. Visit to join in on the fun!

Macalester-Groveland T-shirts for Sale!

Macalester-Groveland is a great place to live, work, learn, and play. Show off your love for the neighborhood with a Macalester-Groveland t-shirt!

T-shirts are available for purchase ($15 for one-sided, $18 for two-sided with the words "A great place to live, work, learn, and play" on the back). American Apparel shirts, Adult sizes S-XL.

Contact or call 651-695-4000 to arrange a time to pick up your t-shirts, or stop by our office in the Edgcumbe Rec Center (320 S Griggs Street) during our office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-2. 

Citywide Pedestrian Safety Campaign - Call for Volunteers

Saint Paul Walks is the new citywide pedestrian safety campaign! We work to make St. Paul safer for people of all ages to get around by foot, stroller, or wheelchair through awareness, education, and outreach.


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