Alley Captain Information

Check out the new Alley Captain Information webpage! Find shared samples of emails, letters, flyers, tracking forms, process descriptions, etc. that alley captains have shared with the city as resources for other alley captains. View videos of the Snow Operations 101 and Alley Captain Panel presentations. Sign up to share your contact information with other alley captains.

First-ever Saint Paul Snow Summit - October 14, 2023

Join us for the free Saint Paul Snow Summit on Saturday, October 14. This fun, free, family oriented event is geared to get Saint Paul residents ready for winter. Come celebrate all things snow in Saint Paul! We look forward to seeing you rain or shine. 

Prior to the Snow Summit, the City will host a free "Alley Captain Conference and Connection." RSVPing is strongly encouraged.

Saturday, October 14

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Alley Captain Conference & Connections
Special RSVP for current or interested alley captains and district council board/committee members

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Snow Summit Exhibits & Open House 

Location: Dale Street Municipal Garage (891 Dale Street, Saint Paul, MN 55103)    
Cost: Free to attend; Please RSVP if you are attending the Alley Captain Conference in the morning

Please print and share the Snow Summit event flyer (English), Spanish, Somali, Karen, Hmong.  

The City is planning to record all educational presentations and/or live stream them the day of the event. Recordings will be made available on the City's website after the event.

If you would like to attend and need special accommodations or interpreters, please contact Public Works in advance of the event at 651-266-6100.

Alley Captain Conference & Connections

Calling all Alley Captains past, present, and future! This is a special free, forum to bring together Saint Paul residents who are currently serving as the alley (or block) captain for your neighbors to learn from other alley captains. This conference is open to current and prospective alley captains - and anyone who is interested in learning more about how to organize their neighbors to get their alley plowed by the residents or a private contractor. This conference is also open to board and committee members of Saint Paul District Councils.

Alley Captain Conference Schedule 

  • 9 a.m. - Snow 101 Presentation (presented by Public Works)
  • 10 a.m. - Alley Captain Panel Presentation

Stop by the "Alley Captain Connections Corner" during the Snow Summit from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to talk to other alley captains, share tips and best practices, and learn more about what it's like to be an alley captain and coordinate with your neighbors to plow your alley.

Space is limited!  Please RSVP to secure your spot.
Alley Captain RSVP

Not sure if you can attend? RSVP so you can get access to the presentation recordings.

Snow Summit Exhibits & Open House 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Whether this is going to be your first winter in Saint Paul - or your 70th - stop by to learn about all the different programs and resources to help you prepare for the coming winter season. Visit with different exhibitor groups, organizations, and departments to enjoy fun activities. Check out the City's snow plows and equipment.

  • Public Works & Parks Snow Equipment and Trucks
  • Alley Captain Connections Corner
  • Snow Ticketing (and Snow Ticketing Hiring Information)
  • Saint Paul Fire Department
  • Saint Paul Police Department
  • Saint Paul Parks & Recreation
  • Saint Paul Department of Safety and Inspections
  • Saint Paul Libraries
  • Saintly City Snow Angels
  • Capitol Region Watershed District
  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival & Appearances from the Royal Court of King Boreas Rex LXXXVI, Leo E. Lewis 
  • Visit Saint Paul
  • Xcel Energy
Educational Presentations (on 2nd floor of Dale Street Municipal Garage)
  • 12 p.m. - Snow 101 Presentation (presented by Public Works)
  • 1 p.m. - Sidewalk Shoveling & Safety (presented by the Mayor's Advisory Council on People with Disabilities, and Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity)
Food Trucks (items available for purchase)
  • Egg Roll Queen
  • Brick Oven Bus
  • We have available space for one or two more food trucks. If interested, contact Public Works at 651-266-6100.

Parking and Transportation 

The Snow Summit event is located at 891 Dale Street, which is on Metro Transit's 65 bus line and near the 3 bus line. 

Free attendee parking is available on the Dale Street campus (follow signs to enter at the SOUTH gate) or use the on-street parking on either Topping or Burgess Streets on the east side of Dale Street.

Map of 891 Dale Street with public parking available in the parking lot and on-street for the Snow Summit

Donate Mittens, Hats, and Scarves

Bring new or gently used mittens, hats, and scarves to the Snow Summit to be donated to people in need through the Saint Paul Public Works "Community Cupboard." The public may also donate non-perishable food items and hygiene products.

The Community Cupboard, located in the public right of way area in front of 891 Dale Street, is available for anyone in need. It is stocked through out the winter months through item donations from city staff and the general public.

Multilingual Event Information 

Use these links for the Saint Paul Snow Summit event information in the following languages:

Last Edited: November 3, 2023