This site is geared toward communication and staying up-to-date. If you want to be part of the organizing behind some of what you read about on this site, Steve Gorg has set up two resources you should know about. A mailing list with more discussion, planning, and organizing can be found at the 1943-2058 Lincoln Avenue Google Group and many resources that support this activity can be found on the 1943-2058 Lincoln Avenue Wiki. These are more freeform conversations with many more messages and documents. If you want to be more in the thick of organizing, please check these out.

Neighborhood Organizations

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) functions as a community sounding board. The mission of the council is to foster citizen participation in government and community decisions in order to protect and enhance those characteristics which make our neighborhood a desirable place to live, work, and play. Our neighborhood is called “Grid 3” by the council and is bounded by Summit, Fairview, Goodrich, and Cleveland. The MGCC is sometimes referred to as “District Council 14” by the city.

The West Summit Neighborhood Advisory Committee was established in 2004 to collaborate on issues of interest to the University of St. Thomas and the Saint Paul residential neighborhoods that surround it.


Neighborhood organizers:

  • Eric Celeste, 651-323-2009, manages this website
  • Steve Gorg, 651-334-7624, manages the organizing list and wiki

City Council: our neighborhood is in Ward 4 and represented by Russ Stark (651-266-8640) on the Saint Paul City Council. But Ward 4 ends at Prior and Goodrich, so you may also want to contact Ward 3 councilperson Chris Tolbert (651-266-8630) about some issues.

Community Council Grid Representative: Cathy Plessner, 651-261-6617, represents Grid 3 of the MGCC.

Traffic engineer: Monica Beeman, 651-266-6214.

Public art ordinance administrator: Regina Flanigan, 651-266-9159.

Capitol Region Watershed District permit coordinator: Forrest Kelley, 651-644-8888.

Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) non-emergency number, 651-291-1111. Call, for example, when you see a car parked in front of a fire hydrant. SPPD calls our neighborhood “Grid 143” which is bounded by Summit, Fairview, St. Clair, and Cleveland. Grid 143 is part of the “Western District” of the police force.


DIY Tools for Calming Traffic from Creative Communities.

Living Streets Manual (PDF) from North Saint Paul.