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
  • Sign up for Ward 2 quarterly e-newsletters (bottom of the page)

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

Due to COVID-19, community events have moved to online platforms until further notice.

  • City Views Conversation Series: 

The purpose of City Views is to help illuminate how work gets done in City Hall, the challenges and opportunities in local government, and how you can get involved. Each week, Councilmember Noecker hosts community leaders for a conversation about various issues in St. Paul and Ward 2. If you have questions for this week's guest email them to ward2@ci.stpaul.mn.us with the subject "City Views Questions" by the Wednesday before the event at 5:00pm. For ADA accommodation requests please contact ward2@ci.stpaul.mn.

Join Councilmember Noecker on Tuesdays for a Virtual Lunch Chat on the St. Paul City Council Ward 2 Facebook page. Starting at noon, she be there to answer any questions you might have. She will be responding directly in the comment section for 45 minutes, and you can get quick responses to many of your questions and comments.

Councilmember Noecker will be hosting drop-in virtual office hours every Thursday on Microsoft Teams, a video conferencing service similar to Zoom. She will be available to discuss City Council matters and answer any questions you might have. Feel free to stop by!

Last Edited: January 28, 2021