The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.


MGCC Office Closed December 24 - January 1

Please note that MGCC office will be closed Wednesday, December 24 through Thursday, January 1 in observance of the holidays and will reopen on Friday, January 2. There will be no office hours on Thursday, December 25Monday, December 29 and Thursday, January 1

Teardowns: What MGCC is doing and how you can get involved

In the past weeks, our community has had many conversations around teardowns in the neighborhood.  These conversations highlight a problem that communities throughout the metro area are struggling to address: a property is quietly bought, approved for demolition, and replaced with ill-fitting new construction, all without any notice to surrounding neighbors or community groups.

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) has been working to proactively address neighborhood concerns about the increasing pace of home teardowns and new construction in Macalester-Groveland. 

Special Election for Open Seats on MGCC Board of Directors

MGCC is seeking representatives for the Grid 1 seat and Grid 11 seat on the Board of Directors. A special election for the Grid 1 seat and Grid 11 seat will take place at the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, January 8Those interested in joining the Board may contact Executive Director Liz Boyer at (651) 695-4000 or

2015 Home Improvement Fair

Now accepting applications!

The 23rd Annual Macalester-Groveland & Highland Area Home Improvement Fair will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Cretin-Derham Hall (550 South Albert Street) in Saint Paul from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Home Improvement Fair is one of our neighborhood’s most popular events, bringing hundreds of area homeowners to attend and learn about your products, services, and/or educational efforts.

Register by filling out either the Exhbitor or Sponsor Application (below) and return it with the fee to the Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) at 320 South Griggs Street, Saint Paul, MN 55105.

The application deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015.  Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t delay!

Frost Fest 2015

Join us for a wintertime tradition! Frost Fest will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Groveland Recreation Center warming house and ice rink. The event will feature free hot chocolate and treats, music provided by DJ Stevie Ray and skating on the general rink (skates available to use).
Interested in volunteering? Email

A Line (Snelling BRT) Information Session

Join the MGCC Transportation Committee and Katie Roth from Metro Transit on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Smail Gallery (located in the Olin-Rice Science Center) at Macalester College to learn more about the A Line coming to Mac-Groveland. All are welcome to attend.

Snow Reminders

Remember,  is your best source for Snow Emergency information. Click here to receive notifications via email or text when a Snow Emergency is declared.

Join the Organics Recycling Drop-off Site

The Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site is now a completely free service to anyone who lives or works in Saint Paul, thanks to support from the City of Saint Paul.  By participating, you'll reduce waste, save money on your trash bill, and minimize your family's environmental impact by joining the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site.  Joining the program or renewing your membership is easy: visit to download a registration form. 


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