This is the final stretch to weigh in on our new name. Deadline December 31. We technically won't close the page until January 2, so you have an extra day to vote!
We're looking forward to a great new year at District 1. Very soon, we'll have our new name and a new look! What else are we hoping for this year?
1. The continued pursuit of racial equity in our district. All voices should be represented in decision-making through our boards, committees and neighborhood feedback. 2. We will continue to seek ways to help young people learn the importance of community engagement, governance and advocacy. 3. We commit to ensuring that decisions made about D1 business and transportation issues help create safe neighborhoods, and reflect our values and community plans. 4. We will continue to advocate for the health of our water and environment; understanding the importance of these precious and valuable assets.
Please join us as we work to make our community even better. We welcome you to join us at our meetings and events, serve as a volunteer, or join our board or a committee. Let's make District 1 the community you want it to be!
Community Meeting on the Gold Line BRT Stops
Gold Line representatives and D1 are hosting a meeting to present information on the BRT stops in our area. There will be a short presentation, including images of the locations of the stops, and discussion time for residents to ask questions and get information.
Wednesday, January 16
Battle Creek Rec Center, 75 Winthrop St S, St Paul, MN 55119
Board of Directors Info Sessions
Have you wondered what the Board of Directors does? What are the responsibilities? Does it require qualifications?
Join us in these info sessions to learn more! We'll have a brief presentation and a small panel discussion with some current board members.
Tuesday, January 22 - 6:00-7:30 pm, District 1 office Saturday, February 9 - 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Battle Creek Recreation Center
We're looking for residents, business owners or long-time employees in District 1 who want to help advance our work in the community. We encourage D1 renters to apply!
We have one position available that will be in office through March, 2020. Information is on our website. If you need this information in another format, or would like to discuss the duties, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have seven board member positions open for the upcoming term. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 1.
Save the Date
Annual Meetings, Vote for Board Members
Annual meetings give residents the chance to vote for D1 board members and socialize withneighbors. Information on applicants will be available on our website, and on paper copies at our office. Please plan on joining us to cast your votes!
Saturday, March 23, 1:00-4:00 pm, D1 office
Monday, March 25, 5:00-8:00 pm, Battle Creek Rec Ctr
D1 community members will also be able to vote at the District 1 office during regular hours: March 18-21, Mon-Thurs 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
All votes will be tallied by impartial volunteers from the League of Women Voters.
Join the Southeast St. Paul Early Learning Coalition and community organizations in a gathering and resource event for Eastside neighbors.
There will be a community dialogue with Representative Jay Xiong and the Southeast St. Paul Early Learning Coalition.
Tuesday, January 15 5:30-7:00 pm
Battle Creek Recreation Center
75 Winthrop St. S.
St. Paul, MN 55119
Discussions about the Red Rock Terminal railroad issue will continue in January. Follow our website for future information.
A meeting was held at Conway Recreation Ctr. to inform the public about proposed developments at the site by The Sanneh Foundation. Another meeting will be planned for 2019.
Proposed district names are on our website and being voted on. We are reviewing votes. The board will make a decision about the name at the board meeting on January 28. A Request for Qualifications will be available in January for designers who are interested in submitting a proposal to design our new logo.
If any community members have time to assist with paper newsletter distribution, please contact our office. We've increased delivery to more than 24 locations, and can use assistance.
Amazon Smile and D1CCWish List
District 1 has an Amazon Wish List that includes items such as chairs, a water cooler and telephones that we need for the office. Have questions? Call our office at 651-578-7600.
Amazon Smile designates a small percentage of funds from some purchases to our organization. If you shop on Amazon, you can sign up for Amazon Smile - and search for District 1 Community Council. Thank you for your support.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
(See the Calendar on our web site for more info) >> Note: Beginning in 2019, all committee meetings will now run from 6:00-8:00 pm. Board meetings will continue to take place from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Land Use Committee: Jan 7 & Feb 4, 6:00-8:00 pm (D1 Ofc)
Communications Committee: Jan 14 & Feb 11, 6:00-8:00 pm (D1 Ofc)
Exec/Finance Committee: Jan 9 & Feb 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (D1 Ofc)
Board Meetings: Jan 28 & Feb 25, 6:30-8:30 pm Battle Creek Rec, 75 Winthrop St S.
Gold Line Community Meeting, Jan 16, 6:00-7:30 pm, Battle Creek Rec
Prospective Board Member Info Session, Jan 22, 6-7:30 pm (D1 Ofc)
Prospective Board Member Info Session, Feb 9, 10:30 am-12:00 pm (Battle Creek Rec)
Annual Meeting Dates:
Saturday, March 23, 1:00-4:00 pm, D1 office
Monday, March 25, 5:00-8:00 pm, D1 office >> Community members will also be able to cast votes at the District 1 office during office hours, Mon-Thurs 10-4:00 pm from Monday, March 18-21.
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A Quote for the New Year...
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
― Neil Gaiman
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District 1 Fundraising
We need your help with the D1CC mission to share knowledge and power, build leadership, and work for justice. Please make checks payable to D1CC and mail to our office, OR via GiveMN.
D1CC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.