Highland Park


Board candidates sought—The Highland District Council will hold an election in May to fill seats on its board of directors for all even-numbered grid areas and two at-large positions. Residents interested in running for a board seat for 2020-21 can submit a candidate form by 5 p.m. Friday, May 8. Information about how to register is available at tinyurl.com/hdc-vote. Those unable to register through the website may call 651-695-4005 or email kathy@highlanddistrictcouncil.org to have a form mailed to them.

HDC board elections—Voting for board seats will take place from 5 p.m. Monday, May 11, through 5 p.m. Monday, May 18. Candidate information and links to an online or paper ballot will be available at tinyurl.com/hdc-vote when voting begins. The site also includes the HDC’s annual meeting presentation. For information, call 651-695-4005 or email kathy@highlanddistrictcouncil.org.

Upcoming meetings—The board of directors meeting on May 7 has been cancelled; Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12; Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19; and Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. All meetings will be held online through the month of May. Updates will be posted on the HDC website.



Office closed—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council office remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. For more information, email mgcc@macgrove.org.

Join meetings online— The public can participate in the community council’s board and committee meetings by using Zoom videoconferencing. Macalester-Groveland council staff will send out meeting links to all who are interested a few days in advance. Email mgcc@macgrove.org to get on the list.


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Upcoming meetings include Community Building Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 11; board of directors, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14; and Housing and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.

COVID-19 resources—Visit macgrove.org/2020resources for an updated list of ways to support one another during this uncertain time. Those who have something to add may email mgcc@macgrove.org.

GiveMN fundraiser—A virtual fundraising event called #GiveAtHomeMN will be held on May 1-8 to benefit local nonprofits, schools and other organizations working to support people during the COVID-19 crisis. GiveMN is hosting the event. Learn more at givemn.org/about/giveathomemn.

Get involved—The community council has three standing committees that meet monthly on different aspects of making Macalester-Groveland a great place to live, work, learn and play. See more at macgrove.org/committees.

Building community while apart—Follow @macgrovecc on Facebook and Instagram to participate in weekly neighborhood-building contests. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards from local businesses.

Union Park


Micro-grants—Those who have an idea for a neighborhood event or improvement project have until May 15 to apply for the Union Park District Council’s micro-grants program to help fund those efforts. For an application form, email  wako@unionparkdc.org.

COVID-19 resources—Those who need assistance or information pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic are being asked to call the UPDC office or visit its website.

Stay in contact—The public is invited to “like” the Union Park District Council on Facebook, follow it on Twitter at @UnionParkDC, and subscribe to its monthly e-newsletter, “Neighborhood Matters,” by emailing info@unionparkdc.org.

Upcoming online meetings—Board of directors, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 6; Transportation Committee, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 11; and Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 18 (email brandon@unionparkdc.org to join the Zoom videoconferences for these meetings); and Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 (email wako@unionparkdc.org for information on joining the Zoom videoconference for this meeting).


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