WSCO and our cohort of District Councils have been named the 2017 overall winner in the city category of the Local Government Innovation Award (LGIA) by The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota! This award recognizes the accomplishments we have made on our Equity Action Plan, including the work underway as a result of the West Side: Action to Equity series. West Side: Action to Equity was a three part series that took place this September may of you participated in focusing on adapting the Equitable Development Scorecard for the West Side.
The annual Board of Directors election takes place at the Annual Meeting TOMORROW Friday, December 8th at 6pm. Please enjoy these candidate previews --- full statements, live speeches and voting will take place at the meeting!
Feeling inspired? West Siders (ages 16+) can run from the floor too!
VIDEO. In November of 2017 the West Side Community Organization held an event with neighborhood youth exploring how land use decisions can impact communities, including our own.
A revised version of the WSCO bylaws will be voted on at the Annual Meeting on December 8th. Please familiarize yourself with the changes before the meeting if you are able.
The Annual Meeting is on!! December 8th at the El Rio Vista Gymnasium. Food will be served at 6:00pm, with proceedings beginning at 6:30pm. There will be board elections as well as a vote to approve a set of revised WSCO bylaws (please review them HERE).
Over the next five years, the West Side will see millions of dollars in private development and public investment projects. Nearly a thousand new housing units are planned. Thousands of square feet of new commercial space. New streets and trails. New parks and playgrounds. After decades of disinvestment and neglect, many West Siders are hopeful about this new chapter. And yet, the threat of gentrification looms large.
WSCO wants to thank you for coming out and marching with us and TakeAction MN on Saturday. It was POWERFUL seeing all of you out in the streets marching, standing, and supporting out our immigrant and refugee community as well as elevating issues of racial, social, and economic injustices seen and experienced on the West Side. Your love and commitment to your community is inspirational and this march through the West Side demonstrated the power that this community carries.
August 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Riverview Library (1 East George Street), located on Saint Paul’s West Side, is holding a 100th birthday block party in front of the building on George Street on Saturday, August 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Bring the family for music, activities, and cake!