Ward 2 - Councilmember Noecker


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 a community builder, an advocate for social justice, a wife and mother, and a proud resident of St. Paul’s West Side.

Rebecca grew up in St. Louis Park and earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Harvard College.  She has dedicated her career to educational equity, first as a middle school science teacher with Teach For America in Baton Rouge, and then as a non-profit professional at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Teach For India, and AchieveMpls. 

Rebecca has served on the board of the West Side Community Organization and the St. Paul Planning Commission, and 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 represent Ward 2 on the Saint Paul City Council.  She is the youngest member of the Council and the first woman to represent Ward 2.  Her priorities are equity and economic development.  She is a full-time City Council member.

Rebecca is married to Shane Noecker, an English teacher at Rogers High School, and they have two boys under 3 – Whitman and Fitzgerald - who keep them happily busy in their spare time.

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.
  • Sign up for Ward 2 quarterly e-newsletters (see sidebar at right).

Meet Councilmember Noecker in the community.  She’s available for drop-in events throughout the Ward every month.  Here are some upcoming dates:  

  • Friday, April 28th: Ward 2 Community Coffee at Black Dog Cafe from 8-10 am
  • Friday, May 12th: Ward 2 Community Coffee at Bread and Chocolate from -10 am
  • Tuesday, May 16th: Virtual Lunch on Facebook from 12 - 12:45 pm
  • Thursday, May 25th: Ward 2 Happy Hour at Wabasha Brewing from 5-7 pm