Neighborhood Honor Roll Celebration

2017 Neighborhood Honor Roll 

Friday, January 26th
5:30pm to 7:30pm
University of St. Thomas, Anderson Center Ballroom

Purchase tickets online in advance here, or buy at the door. 

Every year, we recognize outstanding community members and volunteers from Macalester-Groveland as part of the citywide Neighborhood Honor Roll Celebration. Mac-Grove residents nominate neighbors who have made significant and lasting impacts in the community each year who they feel deserve special recognition. Winners are then selected by MGCC to join other honorees from across the city at a special celebration in their honor.

Join us in celebrating the 2017 Honorees!

Sheila Sweeney
Sheila has been a tireless volunteer since elected to the Board in 2012.  She was instrumental in the implementation of organics recycling county-wide and spearheaded an exciting revamp of our annual festival.  Recently, Sheila led our work around organized trash collection.  Under her leadership, we completed an initiative leading to the City of Saint Paul moving forward with organized trash collection.  Sheila has shown grace, strength, dedication and true leadership during her service to MGCC!  

Melanie Peterson-Nafziger
Besides being a full time teacher and raising beautiful children, Melanie has been an active member of her community for many years. She served on the MGCC Board for over a decade - leaving this past March. She remains Co-Chair of the MGCC Environment Committee. During that time, Melanie actively participated in many community wide efforts; programming encouraging the development of Rain Gardens and Native Gardens in the district, redesign of Edgcumbe Park, research and possible design of a dog park in the neighborhood @ the request of neighborhood residents, organics composting -which has now gone County wide, an Organized trash study for the entire City of St Paul and most recently a program geared to raising awareness of storm water and how to better manage it.

Holy Spirit School Girl Scout Cadettes
In earning their Silver Award, these dedicated Girl Scouts focused on safer crossings for students walking to schools in the neighborhood!  After researching and identifying high priority intersections, they decided to create flags for placement at multiple busy intersections. They also presented information at neighborhood schools and sparked conversations about safety.  Finally, they sewed smaller flags for students who wanted to carry a flag in their backpack along with information sheets on pedestrian safety.