CapitolRiver Council


CapitolRiver Council, an official advisory group to the City Council, represents and works in partnership with all District 17 stakeholders to act on urban planning and community building efforts as part of a shared vision to support sustainable, safe, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods.

  • CRC Bylaws (updated June 19, 2019)
  • Map of District 17 (includes Downtown Saint Paul, the Capitol area south of University Avenue, Regions Hospital, The Minnesota History Center, residences around Cathedral Hill Park, and the residences along Irvine Avenue to Ramsey Street) 

About CapitolRiver Council

CapitolRiver Council is one of the 17 district councils for the City of Saint Paul. CRC is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists to engage residents, business owners, workers and property owners in issues and projects that affect downtown Saint Paul and the Capitol area.

Read more about CRC

Meeting Schedule

(Unless otherwise noted, the location is 180 East 5th Street, Skyway Level Conference Room B)

  • Thursday, July 18, 5:15-6:30 p.m.: Board of Directors Meeting. Agenda items will include electing officers and determining the monthly board meeting schedule for the next 12 months.
  • Thursday July 11, 5 -6:30 pm: Public Realm Committee, Discuss ideas for guest speakers for upcoming meetings, Introduce spreadsheet/inventory of District 17 parks, Discuss survey, New meeting ideas

2019 Annual Meeting -- New Board Members Elected

The Annual Meeting is when new CRC board members are elected. Each year, 9 candidates are elected to serve 2-year terms. On June 19, the following board members were elected (all are downtown residents): Chris Beckstrom, Jennifer Hensley, Ann Idzik, Emily Larson, Linda McBrayer, Shevek McKee, Christopher Melendez, Crystal Meriwether, and Jonathan Reisetter.

Please see the following document: 

In addition to the board member election, the Annual Meeting included small-group discussions about local issues, and discussion and a vote approving proposed changes to the CRC Bylaws