St. Anthony Park community council news

District 12

New community organizer

St. Anthony Park Community Council District 12 has named Richard Gordon as its new community organizer.

Originally from Los Angeles, Gordon said his last organizing job was with The Nature Conservancy.

“I am a firm believer in the power of building community,” Gordon said. “I’m happy to be able to do that with the St Anthony Park Community Council!”

Gordon succeeds Jessica Willman, who recently resigned her post.  

“Richard will be working with the committees to organize upcoming events, helping to manage the tenant organizing VISTA this fall, and making new connections throughout the neighborhood,” said Kathryn Murray, executive director of the St. Anthony Park District 12 Community Council. “Richard can be reached at”

Pollinator garden watering help

The new pollinator garden at the corner of Raymond and Robbins in south St. Anthony Park is in already full bloom and continues to need consistent moisture as it gets established.

If you have an hour to spare, please consider signing up to help water the plants in August and September. More information and a link to the sign up can be found at

Rethinking I-94

Minnesota Department of Transportation representatives will attend the August District 12 Transportation Committee meeting to give an overview of the initial alternative options for the future of the I-94 corridor between Marion Street in St. Paul and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis.

This includes the south edge of St. Anthony Park and the Highway 280 interchange.

The meeting will be broadcast on Zoom at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 29 with the I-94 topic first on the agenda. Visit for the link or email Richard at

Seeking board member candidates

The District 12 Community Council has open seats that need to be filled. Whether you live, work or own a business in the north or south sections of the neighborhood, we have an immediate place for you!

Potential board candidates are invited to attend a meeting to see if they might be a good fit. Application deadline is Oct. 28.  Contact for more information or visit our website at

Join the Equity Committee

Are you passionate about equitable community engagement? Want to make a difference? Join the SAPCC Equity Committee! The committee has been focusing on tenant rights and food equity.

New members are needed to help organize events and engage with other community members. The Equity Committee meets on the last Thursday of every month, currently via Zoom. All meetings are open to the public. Visit the council’s website at to learn more.

Upcoming meetings

St. Anthony Park Community Council committees discuss a variety of issues at their monthly meetings. Visit the council’s website at to learn more.

All meetings are hosted via Zoom. Meeting times are subject to change. For ongoing updates and meeting changes, follow along on Facebook @St.AnthonyParkCommunityCouncil.

  • Land Use Committee – 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3
  • District 12 Board – 7 p.m.  Aug. 10
  • Environment Committee – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23
  • Transportation Committee7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29
  • Equity Committee 7 p.m. Thursday Aug. 31

Submitted by Kathryn Murray, District 12 executive director.

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