Apply to be appointed to the Skyway Governance Advisory Committee

The CapitolRiver Council is seeking applicants to serve on the Skyway Governance Advisory Committee. The committee currently meets on the fourth Friday of the month from 9:00 – 10:30 am and may meet in the evening on occasion as needed.

Committee member duties include attending meetings, discussing skyway-related issues and concerns with other users of the skyway system, discussing proposed changes to skyway hours or temporary closures, and making recommendations for City staff and the City Council related to City policies and ordinances.

Eligible committee members must live and / or work in Downtown Saint Paul. Appointments to the committee are for two years, starting with the January 2019 committee meeting.

To apply, please send your name and contact information (including your work address if you live outside of Downtown), and reasons for wanting to serve on the committee. Please send the information by email to Jon Fure, CRC Executive Director, at, or send it to the CRC office by mail or in person. The address is 180 East 5th Street, Suite 260, Saint Paul, MN 55101. As of January 2019, there are still open positions on the committee. For more information, call the CRC office: 651-221-0488.


CRC Annual Meeting – June 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Cabaret @ Camp (sign-in begins at 4:30)

Join us for the CapitolRiver Council (CRC) Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 27, at The Cabaret @ Camp, which is on Robert Street, between 9th and 10th streets in Downtown Saint Paul.

CRC (District 17) is 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. 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.

There will be time to sign in and socialize from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will start at 5:30 p.m.

The agenda will include a financial report, the election of board members, and a presentation on community planning by LisaBeth Barajas, Community Development Director at the Metropolitan Council. Her duties include managing the implementation of the Metropolitan Land Planning Act through the provision of technical planning assistance to local governments, and advising the Council’s Land Use Advisory Committee. She also serves as Chair of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, where she provides overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization. She focuses her efforts on neighborhood community building, land use and redevelopment issues, and sustainability issues.


Eligible voters are people who live and / or work in District 17 and have attended at least one CRC meeting or event in the past year. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated, so please contact contact Jon Fure, 651-221-0488, or, to RSVP or if you have questions about voting eligibility or other questions about the Annual Meeting.

Apply to serve on boards or commissions for the City of Saint Paul

There are 36 boards and commissions that advise City elected officials and staff and help shape policy. These are critical leadership roles within our community and excellent opportunities for emerging leaders. All candidates are welcome to apply.

Here is a list of boards and commissions with current or forthcoming openings:

  • Advisory Committee on Aging
  • Advisory Committee – People with Disabilities
  • Board of Water Commissioners
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Business Review Council
  • Capital Improvement Budget Committee
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Community Health Services Advisory Committee
  • Cultural STAR Board
  • Heritage Preservation Commission
  • Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Commission (HREEO)
  • Neighborhood STAR Program
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
  • Truth in Sale of Housing Board of Evaluators

Interested parties can apply via the city’s website using the application found here: This page also has detailed information about the boards listed above and some information about the appointment process.

The priority deadline for consideration for appointment is 11:59pm on Sunday, April 22nd. However, all applications will be considered until the vacancies are filled.