Saint Paul’s 17 District Councils are independent, nonprofit organizations. Each one is governed by an elected volunteer board of directors and employs its own staff.
District Council organizations serve as the voice of our communities, advising the City on issues. Equitable community engagement is the cornerstone of our work. We build connections within and between communities, and play an important role in planning and public policy. Additionally, we engage the community in work that makes the City and our neighborhoods a better and more sustainable place to live, learn, work and play.
What do District Councils do? All district councils update their district plan, which are eventually adopted to the city's Comprehensive Plan--the formal vision of the development of the built environment of the city. District councils are also invited to provide input on community development and transit issues that impact the implementation of those plans.
Learn more about other District Councils in Saint Paul.