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 2018)
  • 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

2019 Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, June 19, at the Cabaret @ Camp

The Annual Meeting is when new CRC board members are elected. Each year, 9 candidates are elected to serve 2-year terms. A social hour will start at 4:30 p.m., and the meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Cabaret @ Camp is at 490 Robert Street in Downtown Saint Paul. 

Board members volunteer their time and use their skills, knowledge and experiences to lead the organization, and develop recommendations to the City Council and Mayor based on input from a broad range of voices. 

Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Attending regular board meetings (about 2 hours per month) and providing leadership for the organization (accepting the mission and strategic goals, and acting in good faith to work toward achieving those goals).
  • Working collaboratively with other board members and staff to assess the organization’s effectiveness and compliance with mandates (organizational policies and bylaws, goals or desired outcomes identified by donors, and state and federal regulations).
  • Assisting with fundraising activities, which may include making a donation to CRC, volunteering at fundraising events, reaching out to people who might be willing to volunteer and / or make a donation to CRC, and helping to develop fundraising strategies.
  • Contributing to an atmosphere of civility and mutual respect. While differences of opinion will likely arise, board members must keep disagreements impersonal, and foster an organizational culture where people are empowered to provide feedback or ask questions.

Would you like to volunteer your time and serve your community as a CRC board member? Please complete and submit the following application, either in Word or PDF format. Please contact CRC Executive Director Jon Fure with questions, at 651-221-0488, or


  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 8-9:30 a.m. Development Review Committee: Agenda will include planning community forums that will help us engage people in discussions about livability and priorities for downtown that will be useful when we work with City staff and the Planinng Commission later this summer or fall to review and update the Downtown Development Strategy.
  • Thursday, May 2, 5-6:30 p.m. Public Realm Committee: Location is Conference Room B, 180 East 5th (skyway level, across from the escalator to the Great Hall). Agenda includes a presentation by City of Saint Paul Emergency Management staff and a discussion on potential changes to the CRC bylaws.  
  • Friday, April 26, 9-10:30 a.m. Skyway Governance Advisory Committee Meeting: Location is Conference Room B, 180 East 5th (skyway level, across from the escalator to the Great Hall). Agenda includes a request to extend skyway closures around the Degree of Honor building through March 2020. 
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Board Meeting: Location will be in the Community Room at 333 on the Park, 333 North Sibley Street. The meeting is open to the public.