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About

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. 

WHO WE ARE

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (District 14) functions as a community sounding board and advisory agent to the city. It listens, inquires, plans and acts on a wide range of matters, including zoning and land use, traffic, and parking, and capital spending. Our name is often abbreviated as “MGCC.” We are also often referred to as District 14, as part of the  City of Saint Paul’s 17-district system

All residents, students, employees, property owners, for-profit and non-profit business organizations (“businesses”), educational institutions, and religious institutions in the District are Community Members of the MGCC. Community Members may vote at our Annual Membership Meetings, usually held in March or April of each year, as well as at any Special Membership Meetings that may be held. Community Members are also eligible to serve on any of MGCC’s four  Committees and the  Board of Directors

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council also is a vehicle for community members, businesses, and institutions to identify, plan, and address community goals. These goals are captured in the strategic plans and reports identified below.

LEARN ABOUT MGCC

10-Year community plan

In July of 2016, the Community Council’s latest Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan was approved by the City Council. This document serves as a blueprint to future development and community improvements.

Inclusivity & equity Action plan

Since 2018, the Inclusivity Task Force and Board of Directors have created an annual Inclusivity and Equity Strategic Action Plan. This plan guides MGCC’s work to increase participation by underrepresented groups.

The engagement project

In 2016, several District Councils launched a project – “The Engagement Project” – to investigate ideas on how the city and District Councils can continue our dedication to vibrant community involvement. 

Mac-Grove
Bylaws

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council bylaws is the governing document containing the rules and procedures for running the organization. The bylaws were last updated in 2020.

fy2022 mgcc budget

Each year, the MGCC Board of Directors approves a budget for the next fiscal year, which guides our spending for the year. In June, the Board will approve an amended budget for that fiscal year. 

WHAT WE DO

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council was created to facilitate communication between community members and elected officials. Our mission is to foster citizen participation in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood a great place to live, work, learn, and play. 

We strive to meet our mission through the work of our board, committees, programs, and events. 

Mac Grove Fest

The Fest is an all ages, free event at the fields at Edgcumbe Rec Center! Join us on September 10, 2022 to celebrate Mac-Grove businesses, organizations, artists, and community members! 

Organics Recycling

Sign-up today and start bringing your compostable organic waste, meat, dairy, bones and non-recyclable paper to the Mac-Grove Organics Recycling Drop-off Site!

Ongoing Efforts

We strive to meet our mission through the work of our board, committees, programs and events. Click on the program and event links to learn more about each one and how you can get involved.

Block Clubs/Crime Prevention

Learn more about starting or joining a block club in your neighborhood with our updated Block Ambassador Handbook and find out what other resources are available in Mac-Grove!

Board & Committee Meetings

MGCC Board and Committee meetings are open to the public! Review meeting agendas to see what we’ll be discussing this month or review last month’s meeting recording!