About Ward 2

Ward 2 includes the neighborhoods of West 7th Street, the West Side, Summit Hill, Railroad Island, Lowertown, and the Downtown business district. The Ward is shaped by its proximity to the Mississippi River. Harriet Island Regional Park, Lilydale Park, and the Mississippi National River Recreation Area are located on the banks of the river in Ward 2.


About Councilmember Noecker

Rebecca Noecker is an innovative leader, a community-builder, and a strong advocate for social justice. 

Rebecca grew up in St. Louis Park and earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Harvard College. She dedicated her early career to educational equity, as a middle school science teacher with Teach For America in Baton Rouge, a program officer at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Teach For India, and as director of community engagement at AchieveMpls. 

Rebecca has served on the board of the West Side Community Organization and the St. Paul Planning Commission, and she founded West Siders for Strong Schools, a neighborhood group dedicated to promoting excellent public schools on the West Side.

In 2015, Rebecca was elected to be the first woman to represent Ward 2 on the Saint Paul City Council. Her priorities are equity, economic development and creating opportunities for young people. 

Rebecca lives with her husband Shane Noecker, and their sons, Whitman and Fitzgerald, on St. Paul’s West Side.


Stay in Touch

Keep in touch with your Ward 2 Council office and receive up-to-date information on issues and events affecting your neighborhood.

  • Like the St. Paul City Council Ward 2 Facebook page
  • Follow her on Twitter
  • Sign up for Ward 2 quarterly e-newsletters (bottom of the page)​

Rebecca is also out in the community. Join her at one of these upcoming events.

  • Community Conversation, Thursday, November 17, 8:30 - 9:30 am, FIve Watt Coffee, 928 7th Street W
  • West Side Pedestrian Safety Meeting, Thursday, November 17, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Neighborhood House, Room 273, 179 Robie Street E
  • Community Conversation with Commissioner Ortega, Thursday, December 1, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Creators Cup Coffee House, 218 7th Street E
  • 2nd Annual Ward 2 Meeting, Tuesday, January 17, 5:30 - 7 pm, Neighborhood House, 179 Robie Street E



Last Edited: November 18, 2022