What We Do

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council was created to facilitate communication between the residents of the area and elected officials. Our mission is to foster citizen participation  in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood a desirable place to live, work, learn and play.

We strive to meet our mission through the work of our board, committees, programs and events. Click on the links to the left (or below) to learn more about each of our programs and events and how you can get involved.

ONGOING EFFORTS

Community Planning

Crime Prevention/Neighbor Rep Program

Organics Recycling Drop-Off Site

Recycling

Backyard Composting resources

Garbage Hauler Consolidation

Traffic Calming

EVENTS

Frost Fest (January) Ice skate, play winter games and enjoy free hot chocolate at this winter celebration.

Home Improvement Fair (April) Learn about local home improvement products and services from vendors and educational workshops. There’s also a chance to win door prizes!

Mac-Grove Moves (April-June) Track your biking and walking trips in the neighborhood to win great prizes!

Neighborhood Clean-ups (Spring and Fall) Cleaning out your house or garage? Bring your stuff to the cleanup for proper disposal, recycling, and reuse.

Plant Shares (Spring and Fall) Bring extra divided plants from your garden to exchange.

Alley Garden Awards (June/July) Nominate yourself or a neighbor to be recognized for their efforts to keep our neighborhood alleys safe, clean, and beautiful! 

Native Garden Awards (July) Nominate yourself or a neighbor for their native garden.

Groveland Night Out (August) Come to this annual neighborhood party featuring info booths, free activities for kids, treats, police and fire representatives, and an outdoor movie.

Garage Sale (August) Neighborhood-wide garage sale.