District 1 is now the Southeast Community Organization!
Our district council has a new name! The Southeast Community Organization is your connection to city and county officials. We guide you to local government resources and keep you informed of issues that arise in our neighborhoods. In collaboration with community members in our district, we address issues around business development, the environment, parks, transportation, safety, housing and other matters. We work with you to help you build relationships with your neighbors and create the kind of community you would like to see.
SECO Elections Open! Please Vote!
This year, we are turning to technology to help us try to continue with some of our usual organizational processes. Some other district councils offer online voting, but this is the first time we are offering this option. We are only using online elections because people are unable to meet in person to vote. We have not decided to offer online voting in the future.
Please click here this link to go to the online document to vote for board members.
The process took some figuring out - so if there are errors or issues, please email me right away. It's the easiest way to reach me.
Click on the link below to read about SECO Board applicants.
You have a unique voice and only YOU can represent yourself, your family, friends and neighbors.
Six individuals have applied to serve on our board of directors. We have 3 more openings that will be voted in by board members when we get additional applications
Board members help decide on organizational projects, monitor the budget and participate in programs and activities. Most importantly, board members advocate for our residents and help make decisions about what happens in our neighborhoods!
Board members help decide on organizational projects, monitor the budget and participate in programs and activities. Most importantly, board members advocate for our residents and help make decisions about what happens in our neighborhoods! Members can be age 16 and up.
We welcome students, residents and business owners or employees who reside or work in our community. Contact us at 651/578-7600 for more info.
Click here to apply online
Board Job Description
Postponed!! Battle Creek Community Design Workshop
The Community Design Workshop for Battle Creek Regional Park scheduled for April 4, 2020, is being postponed. Ramsey County Parks & Recreation is taking steps to align with guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health and Saint Paul -Ramsey County Public Health regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).
There is an updated online survey for those who wish to offer input.
Slides from the county presentation at our board meeting on February 24 are attached below.
Annual Meetings & Elections
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Sun Ray Shopping Center, 2105 1/2 Old Hudson Rd
Ramsey County staff will be on hand to share information about plans for the Battle Creek Regional Park and to share information about upcoming lane narrowing plans for McKnight Road.
How Do You Want to Be Honored?
The District Councils have historically held an annual after-work event (Neighborhood Honor Roll) to honor community members on activities they have done that go "above and beyond" in our districts! This has been a structured event at the University of St. Thomas where award-winners have been honored by city staff and council members.
We're taking time to explore the ways that residents want to be recognized and celebrated in the communities where they do so much. Please take a moment to respond to the survey below. This will help us gain an understanding of what our residents appreciate. Thank you!
Community Member Survey about Recognition
A History of Boys Totem Town
Board member Bobbie Scott researched and wrote an article about the history of Boys Totem Town. It is featured in the Ramsey County Historical Society's publication. Read the entire article by clicking here.
Ramsey County’s “Boy Problem” Snapshots of Boys Totem Town, Author: Bobbie Scott
When Boys Totem Town, a detention home on St. Paul’s east side, closed its doors in 2019, administrators, teachers, judges, and several men who once spent time there as boys, gathered to remember. The facility opened in 1913 with the goal of helping those who had gone astray through guidance, education, and mandatory chores that included farm work in the fresh Minnesota air. There was a Boy Scout troop, recreational activities, and hope that these young men could straighten up and make lives for themselves . . .
Postponed!! Master Planning for Point Douglas Road
The City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has secured Legacy funding to prepare a master plan for a future regional trail along Point Douglas Road between Burns Ave and Bailey Rd.