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Mayor seeks applicants to serve on city committees, boards, commissions

Applications due by April 17, 2016

SAINT PAUL – Mayor Chris Coleman today is seeking applications from individuals to serve on the various committees, boards and commissions at the City of Saint Paul. The city has dozens of committees that cover a wide range of topics and appeal to a variety of interests. The Mayor and City Council rely on the input of these groups for program development and policy creation.

“The city’s committees, boards and commissions play a crucial role in ensuring the best possible outcomes for Saint Paul,” said Mayor Coleman. “Because of this, we are committed to appointing qualified and diverse candidates to serve the community in these positions.”

Current and upcoming openings include opportunities on the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Saint Paul Planning Commission, the Neighborhood STAR Program, and others. For a full list of openings, click here.

Applications will be evaluated as they are received, so those who are interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications must be submitted by April 17, 2016, to be assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received after April 17, 2016.

For additional information on the work of boards and commissions, contact Fedha Abera at 651-266-8510 or visit

Call For Artists – River Balcony Prototyping Festival

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The River Balcony is a 1.5-mile public pathway planned for the downtown Saint Paul river bluff edge from the Science Museum to Union Depot. First envisioned in Saint Paul’s Great River Passage plan, the River Balcony will form a public promenade linking key downtown development sites with restaurants, offices, shops, and open spaces that will overlook the river, and will accommodate walking, outdoors seating, gathering, and public activities.

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The Prototyping Festival is hosted by Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation, the City of Saint Paul, Public Art Saint Paul, and the CapitolRiver Council, with support from the Knight Green Line Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The festival aims to create a more engaging and vibrant riverfront experience and connect people to the Green Line. Prototyping is the use of art, design, and social engagement to envision what a space can become and how it can serve a different role in our community.

A Call for Artists went out this week to design and construct the installations for the festival.  If you know an artist, pass word along to them and let’s make sure they have a ton of great Downtown St. Paul artist submissions to choose from.