The Macalester-Groveland Community Council was created to facilitate communication between the residents of the area 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. Click on the program and event links to learn more about each one and how you can get involved.



  • Community Planning
  • Crime Prevention/Block Clubs
  • Organics Recycling Drop-Off Site
  • Recycling
  • Backyard Composting resources
  • Traffic Calming


  • Frost Fest (January) Ice skate, play winter games and enjoy free hot chocolate at this winter celebration.
  • Home Improvement Fair (March or April) Learn about local home improvement products and services from vendors and educational workshops. There’s also a chance to win door prizes!
  • MacGrove Moves & Golden Shoe Hunt (April-June) Track your biking and walking trips in the neighborhood to win great prizes!
  • Citywide Community Cleanups (Spring and Fall) Cleaning out your house or garage? Bring your stuff to the cleanup for proper disposal, recycling, and reuse.
  • Garden Fest and Plant Shares (Spring and Fall) Bring extra divided plants from your garden to exchange.
  • Alley Garden Awards (June/July) Nominate yourself or a neighbor to be recognized for their efforts to keep our neighborhood alleys safe, clean, and beautiful!
  • Native Garden Awards (July) Nominate yourself or a neighbor for their native garden.
  • Garage Sale (August) Neighborhood-wide garage sale.
  • Mac-Grove Fest (September) Come to this annual neighborhood party featuring info booths, free activities for kids, treats, police and fire representatives, and an outdoor movie.