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Serve on a Committee

Mayor Coleman is seeking applications for individuals to serve on the various City of Saint Paul committees, boards, and commissions.  Mayor Coleman greatly values the contributions of residents and stakeholders who are currently serving Saint Paul and is committed to ensuring Saint Paul is continuing to identify and recruit the best candidates to serving our community going forward.

The City of Saint Paul has dozens of committees that cover a wide range of topics and appeal to a variety of interests. The Mayor and City Council rely on committees, boards and commissions for thoughtful advice to create policies and develop programs. Some committees have requirements, including Saint Paul residency.

Applications for current openings must be submitted by October 27, 2014 to be assured of full consideration by the appointing authority.  Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received after October 27.


There are two ways to apply: 

1) Download an 
Application. Print out this application, fill it out and mail it in at the address below.

You can apply for more than one committee per application. Mayor Coleman encourages applicants to get recommendations from their City Councilmembers.

            Please return applications to:
            Office of the Mayor
            390 City Hall
            15 Kellogg Blvd., West
            Saint Paul, MN 55102

            Ph: (651) 266-8510 
            Fx: (651) 266-8521 

2) You can now apply online! Please visit our 
Online Committee Application

For questions about the application process please contact Chai Lee at (651) 266-8512

Committees with Openings

Openings, both current and future, include:

Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities        

The Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities recommends and advises the Mayor’s Office and the City Council on issues and opportunities concerning people with disabilities, such as employment, public education and accessibility. A current Committee project includes the organization of an event on accessible housing and rights under the Fair Housing Act and the Saint Paul Human Rights Ordinance.

Applicants for the Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities must have Saint Paul residency and preferably persons with disabilities. 

Business Review Council

The Business Review Council reviews the regulations and procedures of the City that pertain to businesses, recommending improvements and changes to reduce or simplify unnecessary regulations while maintaining essential protection for public health and safety and the fiscal responsibility of City regulatory functions.  They review all proposed legislative and procedural changes that materially affect the regulatory environment of business and industry in the City. With a goal of increasing coordination between various City enforcement and regulatory agencies, they make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council concerning the approval and implementation of such changes, and the impact that they would have on business and industry.  The council’s composition requires representatives from various stakeholder groups.

Capital Improvement Budget Committee     

The Capital Improvement Budget Committee recommends a bi-annual budget to fund capital improvements such as street reconstruction, park improvements, and the renovation of libraries and recreation centers.  They review and rank project proposals submitted by City departments, district councils, and neighborhood organizations.  Projects are eligible if they finance the acquisition, betterment, physical development, redevelopment and other improvement of City-owned land and buildings, and have a useful life of at least ten years.  The committee also review all proposed amendments to the approved budget.  City residency is required and the committee’s composition must include a requisite number of representatives from each Saint Paul Senate District.

City-County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

The Ramsey County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) serves businesses and job seekers in Ramsey County through innovative community partnerships.  The WIB is comprised of community leaders in business, community-based organizations, education, labor, and economic development, along with local elected officials and workforce system staff. The 33-member board representing Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul focuses on oversight of the area’s workforce development initiatives and convening and coordinating community partnerships to meet needs. Applicants are required to reside in Ramsey County, be employed by a Ramsey County employer, or provide services in Ramsey County. The council’s composition requires representatives from various stakeholder groups.

Cultural STAR Board

The Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Program uses a local half-cent sales tax to support economic development in the City of Saint Paul. 10 percent of the total tax revenue from this program is designated for grants and loans for cultural projects.  City residency is requiresd. The baord's composition requires representatives from various stakeholder groups.

Food and Nutrition Commission

The Saint Paul Ramsey County Food and Nutrition Commission is a forum for public and private stakeholders to assess how local food systems are operating and suggest policies, share information and plan for increased access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods.  

Applicants for the Food and Nutrition Commission should have experience related to local food systems such as farmers, employees or volunteers of food banks and food shelves, retail grocers, food wholesalers, restaurant owners or managers, community gardeners, consumers from areas lacking adequate food access, food or agricultural economist, representatives from religious organizations interested in hunger, health professionals, school and local officials.

Heritage Preservation Commission

The purpose of the Heritage Preservation Commission is to safeguard the heritage of the City, protect and enhance the City's attraction, enhance the visual and aesthetic character, diversity, and interest of the City, foster civic pride, and promote the use and preservation of sites and districts for the education and general welfare of the people of Saint Paul.  The Commission fulfills surveys and recommends designation of sites and districts and provides design review of exterior changes, new construction, and demolition proposals. The Commission also provides education and advises the Mayor and City Council on heritage preservation matters and policy.  City residency is required.

Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Commission (HREEO)      

The Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Commission hears and determines discrimination complaints, serves in an advisory capacity and reviews the performance of the Human Rights Director, determines if violations of the Human Rights Ordinance have occurred, and serves as the Fair Housing Council.  A majority of the commission’s members must be Saint Paul residents and the composition of the board must be representative of the Saint Paul community.

Neighborhood STAR Program          

STAR Board Members tour, review, interview and make funding recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for the annual Neighborhood STAR’s program.  City residency is required and three representatives from each City Council ward are required.

RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority

The RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority is in charge of maintaining and operating the Saint Paul RiverCentre, appointing and removing a director and deputy director, and submitting a budget to the City Council.

Truth in Sale of Housing Board of Evaluators          

This Board serves as a watchdog for home buyers by ensuring that information on the physical condition of homes for sale is available. It also develops and enforces a code of ethics as well as testing standards for truth-in-housing evaluators.  The board’s composition requires representatives from various stakeholder groups.           

For a complete list of boards, committees and commissions, please see the list to the left hand side of this screen 

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